Australia Night

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center, Australia at Night Another year, another contested Australia Day on January 26. On January 25 we consider these weighty topics and create some fun activities and games. Activities Find global equivalents to bush tucker. Learn a word in an Australian Aboriginal language. Listen to a Radio National program / podcast. …

Australia Day and Invasion Day

Poster The date of January 26 is a contentious and contested in Australia where for some it celebrates nationhood and for others (the Indigenous and Aboriginal Australians) it is a day of mourning. January 26 is Australia Day and Invasion Day. As an outsider keen on learning about Australian culture, the month of January is …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘Aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest …

New South Wales Links

NSW Flag Links related to New South Wales in mostly random fashion: Mount Grenfell National ParkMount Grenfell Historic Site in Cubba protects Ngiyampaa rock art. It’s a short walk to this important Aboriginal site, and a more challenging one to a scenic lookout.https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/mount-grenfell-historic-site Bundian Way https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/john-blay/12556816 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundian_Way HeadlinesNSW buys outback station in state’s largest single …

Geraldton, Western Australia

Photo: Russell Charters, HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton is located 424 kilometers (263 miles) north of Perth in Western Australia. Elsewhere on the Webhttp://[email protected]://brolos.com.auhttps://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/gascoynehttp://www.nacc.com.au – @NACC_NRMhttps://www.facebook.com/northernagriculturalcatchmentscouncilCurrent NACC Biodiversity Projects: Hidden Treasures > Rivers and Wetlands > Corridors for Climate Change > Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo Recovery Project (in partnership with BirdLife Australia) > Abrolhos Islands Rehabilitation (in partnership with Durack Institute of …

Sydney Links

Sydney flag Links related to Sydney, Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: Nearby national parkshttps://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts Bookstores: Bookoccinobookoccino.com.autripadvisor.com The Year that Made Me: Ray Bonner, 1980 – After covering wars, coups and massacres, an award-winning journalist launches his next adventure – running a bookshop. FlickrPowerhousehttp://www.smh.com.au/comment/property-values-drive-powerhouse-out-of-cbd-20150228-13r51b.html Flickr GroupsSydney Design Soundcloudhttps://soundcloud.com/sydney-symphony [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@greenvillagesyd YouTubeSOHfestivalSydney Morning Herald Headlineshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-27/artist-finds-beauty-in-overlooked-sydney-landmarks/8986560http://www.indigilab.com.au/archaeology/museum-curator-matt-poll-explains-the-significant-of-the-indigenous-site-find-in-randwick – https://twitter.com/indigilabUrgent …

First Dog on the Moon

Facebook Avatar Elsewhere on the Web: Andrew Marlton, aka First Dog on the Moon – firstdogonthemoon.com.au – is the anarcho-marsupialist editorial cartoonist for Guardian Australia. Key [email protected] Carbon Neutral AdventuresThe Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens – @AllenAndUnwinChildren’s book helps to discuss the environment with children – Science Show Features A cheery and helpful guide: …

ABC Radio National (Australia)

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: Radio National – abc.net.au/radionational is one of our fave streaming / podcasting giants of the world. What we like: forward-facing window into Australia, show notes, podcasts, archives Key Linksabc.net.au/[email protected] AlsoSend a voice memo ReviewFor non-Ozzies, ABC should be considered as a premiere, go-to source for those planning trips to Australia …