Usenet is branching out internationally, with some sites in Europe already, and now, Australia_joins_USENET

        Data is actually collected at sdchema and transferred
        every week or so to a mag tape which is then sent airmail
        to the department of Computer Science at the University
        of Sydney in Australia where it is sent into the
        Australian network. It is a slow but cheap way of
        sending news, mail and files to Australian sites.