Our speaker today is passionate about the Land of his Fathers and more so since the tragic earthquake centred on the town of Petrinja, about 50 kms from the Capital, Zagreb. Croatia is around 80% the size of Tasmania with a population of 4 million, with an economy of double that of Tasmania. This means that it is a relatively poor country where the average income is about $1000 per month. The town of Petrinja has a population of 20,000 (similar to Mt. Gambier). So, imagine every house in Mt. Gambier made unliveable. 1135 Bulletin