Anzac

Photo: Thom May, Anzac Cove (Some rights reserved) Anzac Day is April 25 and honors members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought and died on this day in 1915 at Gallipoli during World War I. HeadlinesWhen is the Anzac Day public holiday this year and will people be standing in …

Daintree National Park

Photo: Denisbin, View to coast near Cape Tribulation (Some rights reserved) The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park. They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place. The Daintree National Park is about 130 kilometers north of Cairns. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EfZUvMUE7hvYqVmE8 Key Linksparks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/daintree HeadlinesHistoric …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset (Some rights reserved) Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. ‘Kakadu’ was named for Gagudju, …

Canberra Links

ACT Flag What would locals like others know about Canberra? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNgunnawal people are revitalising their traditional language, one Canberra workshop at a timeStrange but true facts about Canberra’s Martian Embassyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-11-27/who-first-coined-the-term-bush-capital/9140218http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-11-13/why-was-canberra-established-as-an-inland-city/9123568http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-23/why-dont-canberra-houses-have-front-fences/7401744http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-13/kangaroos-to-be-culled-in-canberra-over-coming-months/7412680http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/nearly-2000-kangaroos-to-be-culled-across-the-act-20160513-goua6c.htmlhttp://citynews.com.au/2016/the-roo-cull-is-back-on/http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-25/rebranded-canberra-campaign-dividing-opinion/6044376 National Folk Festivalfolkfestival.org.au – Facebook – Youtube – @natfolkfestNational Folk Festival returns with a focus on celebrating …

Kimberley National Park

Photo: John Benwell, Aboriginal Rock Art created by the Wunambal people at Wary Bay, Bigge Island (Some rights reserved) Western Australia – The Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Remote and rugged, the sandstone landscape is spectacular with ancient gorges, pristine beaches and wide horizons. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/D48H6Mx3i6XvFwrM9 Fitzroy CrossingFitzroy Crossing straddles …

WOMADelaide

Logo Among the world’s most engaging events … WOMADelaide, this year celebrating its 30th anniversary in Adelaide/Tandanya, South Australia. [email protected] Botanic [email protected] ABC Radio National Peter Gabriel and 30 years of WOMADelaide – The genesis of music festival WOMAD, plus highlights from The Music Show’s live broadcasts from there. (8:00 Gabriel: The process of any …

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, ‘Superorganism’ (2021) by Esem Projects (Some rights reserved) Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 3 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kBCYs5yvbmxZQc8ZA Stray Observations Brisbane has more species of plants, …

South Australia Links

South Australia Flag What would locals like others know about South Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesAustralia’s trail where life began – BBCClimate change threatening tourism in SA, says Climate Council Professor Lesley HughesLife on the Line: Farming against the odds and George Goyder’s timeless adviceWhale watcher’s tale: Terry Hardy still …

Tourism in Australia

Photo: Mark Wassell, Uluru (Some rights reserved) Key links and resources to travel and tourism in Australia: Headlines Ecotourism Australia announces Elissa Keenan as new Chief ExecutiveThe Best Road Trips In Australia – Horizon Guides 2021 Stimulating Australia’s Tourism Industry – Q+A Headlines (2020)Ecotourism Australia implores governments for ongoing support of natural attractions and ecotourism …

Nyungar = Noongar

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Noongar (also spelt Noongah, Nyungar, Nyoongar, Nyoongah, Nyungah, Nyugah, Yunga) are Aboriginal Australian peoples who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast. Recommended Listening Word for Word #23 Noongar: The pulse of language – In Indigenous cultures, traditional …