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What would locals like others know about South Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:
Aboriginal voices to inform World Heritage bid for South Australia’s systematic colonisation
Australia’s trail where life began – BBC
Climate change threatening tourism in SA, says Climate Council Professor Lesley Hughes
Life on the Line: Farming against the odds and George Goyder’s timeless advice
Whale watcher’s tale: Terry Hardy still finds delight on remote stretch of Great Australian Bight
An Indigenous curator for Indigenous artefacts: South Australia breaks new ground
South Australia’s Remote Communities Safe for Now – Caama
Kate Humble sees South Australia’s wild side
Earth’s oldest animal ecosystem held in fossils at Nilpena Station in SA outback
Heaps bad: SA brand causes social media meltdown
The Reinvention of Sweden’s “Gothenburg System” in Rural Australia: The Community Hotels Movement
Spotlight on GOGO Events – gogoevents.com.au – event and festival management providing training and employing people who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness as our event and festival teams
GOGO Events – Facebook – YouTube – @gogoevents
Landscape South Australia
landscape.sa.gov.au – Facebook – YouTube
On the road to recovery – Bandicoot Superhighway gets funding boost
Munga-Thirri-Simpson National Park
Australia’s biggest national park declared in South Australia’s far north – ABC
Munga-Thirri-Simpson desert declared Australia’s biggest national park after 10-year campaign – Guardian
Rural ABC South Australia
boringadelaide.com.au – @BoringAdelaide
‘Digging up the Dirt’ A Heritage Tour of Brompton– Brompton is a historic, small inner city suburb laid out in the 1840s as part of the Town of Hindmarsh. This self-guided walking tour explores Brompton and touches on the memories of those who have called in home.
The Barossa – earmarked for world heritage listing
Lake Eyre – In two weeks’ time the Arabunna people of South Australia will be formally recognised as the native title owners of a huge slab of that state, including Lake Eyre. Attending the ceremony and celebration will be photographer Peter Elfes, whose aerial photography of the ‘green desert’ and water-filled lake is exciting national and international interest.
Arabana handback – After fighting their case for almost 15 years in the courts, the Arabana people have finally won their land back. The handback includes Lake Eyre – and as part of the agreement the Arabana are also now the leaseholders of the remote Finniss Springs pastoral station.
Yulu’s coal – part one – The story of the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Ranges.
Speaking Kaurna – The Kaurna language of the Adelaide Plains is being revitalised and it’s the younger generations who are leading the way. A dedicated group of linguists at the University of Adelaide and local Kaurna people have used documents retrieved from the other side of the world to recreate the language that was once considered to be extinct.
Eruption, explosion and river erosion – Australian rocks bear the scars of the some most dramatic events in the history of planet earth. Prepare yourself for the boom!
Integrated Strategic Tourism Plan – Flinders Ranges and Outback SA
Aboriginal and Indigenous Culture
South Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Consultative Body
Spotlight on the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Site
New Champion – Wilpena Pound Resort, SA
Wilpena Pound is a 800 million year old natural amphitheatre situated in the heart of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, 430 kilometres north of Adelaide. It is known locally as Ikara, and is the traditional homeland of the Adnyamathanha (Yura) people who own and operate the Wilpena Pound Resort.
The Wilpena Pound Resort includes hotel rooms, ‘glamping’ safari tents and campsites. As one of only a few Aboriginal owned and operated resorts, the hallmark feature of the resort is its Aboriginal cultural experiences. Visitors can take a journey with Yura people to uncover the rich history and mystique of ancient and contemporary Aboriginal culture and gain an insight into the land of the Yura.
South Australia travel
Friends of Parks
Eyre Peninsula – Wikipedia
Nowhere Else a steal for tourists
Eyre Peninsula’s Murphy’s Haystacks are among the oldest rocks in Australia but they’re slowly eroding away
Murphy’s Haystacks – Wikipedia
Goolwa – Wikipedia
The Dig Tree, where Burke and Wills camped before their trek to the Gulf, is still there today on the banks of Cooper Creek, near Innamincka. This Coolibah tree estimated to be around 250 years old.
Australia’s largest river is the Murray River. The mouth is the point where the river meets the southern Indian Ocean, near the town of Goolwa in South Australia.
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Nullabor National Park
The name Orroroo was thought to be an form of onomatopoeia in imitation of wind blowing through acacia trees.
Port Augusta is located on the quiet waterways at the head of the Spencer Gulf, in close proximity to the Flinders Ranges. Off to the west and southwest lie a range of hills which once marked the territory of the Nukunu Aboriginal tribe to the northwest are two remarkable flat-topped mounts, peacefully lying underneath the sky’s vast blue canopy.
Port Augusta is located 68 kilometers northeast of Iron Knob and 300 kilometres north of Adelaide.
Port Augusta reimagines – 360 At the tip of the Spencer Gulf, where the desert meets the sea, highways and train tracks converge from every direction. Here at the crossroads of Australia Tony Collins presents a layered history of a town in flux. As the much vaunted mining boom approaches the northern region of South Australia, a run down rail town prepares to reinvent itself. But the mistakes of the distant past have been repeating themselves with every generation. What will it take to get it right? Explore the collective imagination of the people and the place when Port Augusta Reimagines.
Business in Port Augusta
A huge outback property more than twice the size of greater Adelaide has become Australia’s newest reserve, protecting much needed habitat for species such as the magnificent peregrine falcon and the vulnerable dusky hopping mouse. On the eve of World Environment Day, Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett launched Witchelina reserve. At more than 4,200 square kilometers, it is the largest property ever purchased for the National Reserve System through Caring for our Country. The Nature Foundation SA bought the former sheep and cattle station near Leigh Creek with private donations and almost $2 million from the Australian Government. Witchelina helps build a wildlife corridor from Lake Torrens to the Northern Territory border, giving native species room to adapt in the face of a changing climate, fire and drought and the world’s first transcontinental habitat corridor, from Port Augusta to Arnhem Land, the Trans-Australia Eco-Link. Witchelina’s stony plains shelter the leathery gibber dragon and its red sand dunes are home to huge burrowing frogs. River red gums and acacia scrub provided habitat for rare species such as the nationally vulnerable thick-billed grass wren and the blue winged parrot which visits in winter. The new reserve adds an extra 50 percent to the amount of protected habitat in one of Australia’s most under-conserved areas, the Flinders Lofty Block bioregion, so it is important on a national scale.The Nature Foundation would actively manage Witchelina as part of Australia’s National Reserve System.
Proclamation Day in South Australia celebrates the establishment of government in South Australia as a British province. The proclamation was made by Captain John Hindmarsh beside The Old Gum Tree at the present-day suburb of Glenelg North on 28 December 1836. The proclamation specified the same protection under the law for the local native population as for the settlers. The date 28 December as a public holiday in South Australia was modified to the first otherwise working day after the Christmas Day public holiday (i.e. usually 26 December). Formal ceremonies involving the most senior current officials and politicians, followed by public celebrations, continue to be held at the still-extant Old Gum
Human activity in SA dates back as far as 20,000 years, with flint mining activity & rock art in the Koonalda Cave on the Nullarbor Plain.
The piping shrike is the unofficial bird emblem of South Australia and also appears on the State Badge.
The complete coastline of South Australia was first mapped by Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin in 1802.