[tz] [PATCH 1/5] Holiday Islands does not exist.

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Mon Feb 22 18:51:33 UTC 2016

Paul Eggert said:
>> If someone can clarify the question, I can ask my boss, who sits at the
>> next desk to me and is a Queenslander.

More to the point, he's from Brisbane and so knows the area (unlike, say,
someone from Cairns).

> The question is how to describe, in the form of brief commentary, the islands 
> where holiday operators chose to observe daylight-saving time for a couple of 
> years after summer 1992, even though Queensland officially stopped observing DST 
> that year. For a bit more about this, please see:
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/1996-November/009697.html
> which says "the IATA SSIM ... says that the Holiday Islands (Hayman, Lindeman, 
> Hamilton) observed DST through 1993/1994."

He says that everyone calls them "The Whitsundays" and he's never heard the
term "the Holiday Islands".

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