Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: ResearchThe (im)possibilities of doing tourism otherwise: The case ofsettler colonial Australia and the closure of the climb at Uluru – Phoebe Everinghama, Andrew Peters, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles Climbing ban in 2019https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think …

Tasmania Links

Tasmania Flag Links related to Tasmania presently in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesNearly half of Tasmania’s development proposals for wilderness areas have not been disclosed to the public – ABCPrivatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case – GuardianRemembering Tasmania’s underwater forestsVisiting Tasmania’s Best National Parks – Horizon Travel Press …

Off Track

Radio National Artwork Put on your headphones. Recommended listening: Off Track – abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack Ann Jones (@jones_ann) hosts a weekly trek into outdoor Australia. This is one of our favorite podcasts and one of one of the most innovative programs from ABC’s Radio National. Links to several episodes are featured on Planeta.com because the program is …

Tasmania

Photo: Tatters, Du Cane Hut Tasmania is Australia’s island state, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the south of the Australian continent (nicknamed the North Island), separated by Bass Strait. The state capital and largest city is Hobart. Another major hub for travel is Launceston. Google Maps Photos Recommended ListeningTasmania’s dual naming debate How is …

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, Painted Traffic Boxes Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 2 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. FYI – Brisbane has more species of plants, animals, and insects than any other capital …

Sydney

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Luminous Light Capital of New South Wales, Sydney is the largest of the eight state capitals and has a population of 4.3 million. Founded in 1788, Sydney is the oldest European settlement in Australia. Natural WorldSydney is located on Port Jackson, commonly known as Sydney Harbour. The harbor is dotted with small …

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 …

NAIDOC

Lingo Card NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC (the National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. 2021Celebrations will be held July 4-11, 2021. naidoc.org.au: The NAIDOC 2021 …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening! One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense – abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense – explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …