What would locals like others know about Queensland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:
$4 million budget boost for Indigenous tourism
Tourism operator’s Adani concerns
Digging into Adani – 4 corners
Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’ – Guardian
Aboriginal and Indigenous Cultures
Indigenous knowledge centers
Insider Tips: Queensland’s Indigenous North – CN Traveler
Wik Peoples v Queensland
Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre
Indigenous Languages Blog Launched – @slqld
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland – wildlife.org.au – which aims to engage communities to deliver conservation outcomes.
nationaltrustqld.org – a community organisation which works to identify and conserve Queensland’s heritage. The Trust has been operating since 1963.
Parks and forests
Currawinya National Park
Hinchinbrook Island National Park
The story of Barrett’s Lagoon – Guurrbi Tours
Canungra Visitor Information Centre
Cloncurry – Outback Now
Peregian Beach Markets is located 10 minutes north of Cooloum
Cunnamulla is at the crossroads of the Matilda Highway and the Adventure Way. Cunnamulla, meaning ‘long stretch of water’ which refers to the nearby Warrego River, is in the Paroo Shire which also includes the towns of Wyandra, Eulo and Yowah.
Fraser Island – EPA
The day that changed Grantham – ‘Within two minutes it went from being no water out in the street to being waist deep inside the shop.’ When Queensland went under water in January this year the tiny town of Grantham suffered the greatest loss of life: 12 people died. The locals clung to fences, floated on top of cars and supported each other to survive the unexpected and sudden wall of muddy water and debris that inundated their town.
Touring the Art Deco town of Innisfail – http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2011/04/bth_20110406_1137.mp3
Just a 40 minute drive from Noosa is the small township of Kenilworth, with a population of less than 300, in the beautiful Mary Valley, behind the Blackall Range, and only about two hours drive north of Brisbane. Among its many attractions is the Kenilworth and District Historical Museum.
Kingaroy in southeast Queensland is feeling the impact of long term climate change and peanuts just don’t grow there like they used to. While peanut silos still dominate the skyline, and it remains a processing hub, Kingaroy now produces only a fraction of the peanuts it used to grow.
Visitor Information Centre
Iningai Nature Park is named after the Iningai Traditional Owners who lived along the Thomson River from near Stonehenge to Muttaburra prior to European occupation.
Stockman’s Hall of Fame
Mount Barney National Park
The park is located 120 kilometers southwest of Brisbane.
In September 2007, the former Noosa Shire was awarded Biosphere status by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere International Coordinating Council. Noosa Biosphere Limited is the only officially recognized governance body for the Noosa Biosphere Reserve through a number of well-establish community based sectoral boards.
http://www.noosaregionalgallery.org – @noosagallery
Tourists lap up Port Douglas’ rescue dog walking program – https://twitter.com/BatemanDan
http://www.pawsandclaws.org.au – https://www.facebook.com/PawsAndClawsKennels
Rockhampton is surrounded by coastal and rural landscapes and is located on the Fitzroy River. The city was founded in 1855 and has a reputation as Australia’s beef capital. The city lies 40 kilometers inland from the Capricorn Coast Beaches. The drive from Rockhampton to Brisbane is eight hours.
The Great Tropical Drive is an ambitious route of 2,000 kilometers that loops Cairns, Townsville and Cooktown. This route includes the Great Green Way that weaves 457 kilometers along the coast between Townsville and Cairns.
Undara Volcanic National Park
Undara Volcanic National Park, the location of the longest lava flow from a single volcano on Earth. Sections of roof of these lava tubes have collapsed allowing access to the inner tube with spectacular colours, immense size and an amazing diversity of wildlife.
Undara is 300 kilometers or a four hour drive west, southwest of Cairns along the Gulf Development Road in the eastern Gulf region of Queensland.
http://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au – @WhitsundaysQLD
http://whitsundaysonline.net – @QLDWhitsundays
Listening to nature – Animal sounds and bird song have adapted to specific environments and habitats, but the use of sound has in turn shaped the evolution of different species. And that includes homo sapiens. Sound has formed us as social and cultural ‘animals’.
Building Nature’s Resilience: a Draft Biodiversity Strategy for Queensland places biodiversity at the centre of conservation efforts for the state. The strategy highlights the need for better understanding of the current and emerging threats to biodiversity, such as the impacts of development and climate change.
Queensland Environmental Protection Agency
Murri Country radio marks 25 years on air – Brisbane’s 98.9 FM, which was originally known as 4AAA, has carved an important place within the Indigenous community and Australia’s media landscape.
Aboriginal – Bama Way – Barramundi – Brisbane – Cairns – Cape York – Coolangatta – Cooktown – Gold Coast – Golden Gumboot – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – Hinchinbrook Island – Land Tenure – North Stradbroke Island – Queensland – Rugby – Sunshine State – Townsville – Tully River – Warra – Wet Tropics