Brits help crash tropical island caretaker jobsite

A website offering the chance to be a £70,000 caretaker on a tiny tropical island in Australia has crashed, after sparking so many applicants - a quarter of them British.

A website offering the chance to be a £70,000 caretaker on a tiny tropical island in Australia has crashed, after sparking so many applicants - a quarter of them British.

The post, widely publicised in the media this week as a dream job, offers a salary of £70,000 to spend six months on the Great Barrier Reef island of Hamilton.

But the site has been inundated with over 750,000 candidates in 24 hours.

According to website monitoring firm Site Confidence, the website was receiving 2,000 unique hits per second, with a quarter of site visitors from Britain.

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