Northern Territory

Photo: Mark Wassell, Devil’s Marbles (Some rights reserved) Australia’s Northern Territory borders Western Australia to the west (129th meridian east), South Australia to the south (26th parallel south) and Queensland to the east (138th meridian east). It covers one-sixth of Australia’s land mass and has a fairly low population. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/6kgLAC5PNCuWjQVv9 Cities Parks Events Planeta.com

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, ‘Superorganism’ (2021) by Esem Projects (Some rights reserved) Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 3 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kBCYs5yvbmxZQc8ZA Stray Observations Brisbane has more species of plants, …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset (Some rights reserved) Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2022

Photo: G. Torda/ARC Center, Bleached Coral (Some rights reserved) UNESCO officials arrived in Australia to assess the Great Barrier Reef after its 6th mass bleaching. Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2022. Key Linksgbrmpa.gov.auReef [email protected] HeadlinesGreat Barrier Reef bleaching occurred on over 90 per cent of reefs this summerGreat …

Canberra

Photo: ArchivesACT, Bogong Moth (Some rights reserved) Canberra is the capital of Australia and the 150 kilometers from the coast, the country’s largest inland city. The name Canberra is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Kamberra’ which means ‘meeting place.’ The city has a population of 325,000. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wixYo1DeDp695De46 Canberrans live in a city of broad …

Sydney Links

Sydney flag What would locals like others know about Sydney, Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesSydney’s newest oldest neighbourhood to help revive the CBD after lockdown‘It’s an ecological wasteland’: offsets for Sydney toll road were promised but never delivered – GuardianMirror Sydney: Artist finds beauty in city’s overlooked landmarks – ABC …

Adelaide (Tandanya) Links

Adelaide Flag What would locals like others know about Adelaide (Tandanya), South Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhat are we preserving?New hospital and arena may affect park lands heritage listingGlenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta officially proclaimedAdelaide’s infamous cock-ups: The lasting legacy of big decisions in the City of ChurchesTripadvisor tourist …

K’Gari = Fraser Island

Photo: Matt Binns (Some rights reserved) K’Gari (Fraser Island) is the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage-listed island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. Day-to-day management of Fraser Island is the responsibility of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. The Butchulla word for paradise, K’gari, will be …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag What would Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia like others know about their cultures and concerns? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesMungo Man, Mungo Lady buried despite traditional owners’ legal challenge – ABC National Indigenous TelevisionIndigenous free to air television to be launched at UluruThe National Indigenous Television channel will begin …

Australia

Photo: Denisbin, Echuca (Some rights reserved) Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and Aotearoa New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Ej3YWDVwaPfjHvBg6 Happening Now: …