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 …

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 …

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 …

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Poster Darwin, Northern Territory – The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair – daaf.com.au – provides opportunities to purchase artwork directly from 60+ Indigenous owned community art centres, whilst being immersed in an exciting program of traditional dance, workshops, film, fashion and music. The fair is held on Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre. 2022 dates: …

Quokkas

Photo: Sam West (Some rights reserved) Quokka = Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just off Perth, and also Bald Island near Albany, and in isolated scattered populations in forest and coastal heath between Perth and Albany. A small colony exists …

Cradle Mountain

Photo: Tatters, Cradle Mountain (Some rights reserved) Tasmania – Cradle Mountain is the iconic gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is located in the Central Highlands region. At 1,545 metres (5,069 feet) above sea level, it is the fifth-highest mountain in Tasmania and is one of the principal tourist sites in the state. The …