As the mercury dips to uncomfortably low numbers across most of the state, the proud people of Queensland are once again learning that they need to take Winter a bit more seriously.

As the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia, with tropical islands bordering both north and east, Queenslanders never really get around to acknowledging that it isn’t always sunbaking weather in the Deep North.

The state, which is the world’s sixth-largest sub-national entity with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres, can get as cold as 4-6 degrees even at it’s most tropical northern points.

While the localised plantation-styled timber Queenslander homes are very effective at combating the blazing heat, Queenslanders are always quick to forget that these types of houses are almost impossible to seal.

Queenslander architecture is a modern term for the vernacular type of architecture up here, identifiable by the long verandas, corrugated iron roof, and timber floorboards and high ceilings

Millions of Queenslanders around the country are now complaining about not having proper central heating in their homes, as the icy cold air sneaks up the back of the one jumper they’ve owned for twenty years.

“Fuck me. It’s not warm” says prominent Warwick-based plumber, Joh Beattie

“You forget how cold it gets”


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