Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/QdEpuSniBwVGGdoF6 Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal …

Cancelled – National Eucalypt Day: Nature Journaling Workshop with Paula Peeters

Photo: Brisbane City Council Cancelled. For friends in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Discover nature journaling amongst the eucalypts. Artist, ecologist, and writer Paula Peters (@paperbark_) leads a journey of artistic and empathetic creation in the city’s Botanic Gardens. In Australia March 23 is National Eucalypt Day and on March 21 the city of Brisbane hosts a …

Blueprint for Living

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended listening: Blueprint for Living, ABC Radio National Saturdays at 9am Repeated: Monday 1am, Sunday 4am Presented by Jonathan Green Key Links http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving Subscribe on iTunes Description Official spin: Blueprint for Living surveys the ways we spend our time: from the food we eat and the clothes we wear, to the …

Wildlife Tourism Australia

Elsewhere on the Web Wildlife Tourism Australia – http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au – is a national organization promoting the sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism sector that supports conservation. Upcoming Events June 21-25, 2020 Wildlife Tourism Australia Conference Facebook Key Links wildlifetourism.org.au coming events Facebook @wildlife_aus Reports The Scenic Rim as an Environmentally-sustainable International Wildlife Destination Questions …

Perth

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Somerville Cinema, Perth, Australia Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in Australia with an enviable standard of living. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/XVeLhtS68XAH9EzbA 2020 February 7-March 1 – Perth Festival acknowledges the Noongar people who remain the spiritual and cultural birdiyangara of this kwobidak boodjar. perthfestival.com.au – @perthfest perth-festival-review-week-of-indigenous-art-theatre-culture/11967498 Natural …

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 Links firstdogonthemoon.com.au Shop Facebook @firstdogonmoon Features A cheery and helpful guide: How to be happy Elsewhere on the Web Radio National Guardian Awards In November 2012, Andrew Marlton won …

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 Write ‘eternity’ in chalk on city sidewalks. Find global equivalents to bush tucker. Learn a word in an Australian Aboriginal language. Questions …

Australia Day / 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 …

Triple J Hottest 100

Hashtags Australia’s Triple J Hottest 100 – Hottest 100 – is an annual music listener poll hosted by the government-funded, national Australian radio station, Triple J. The public votes on their fave Australian and alternative music of the year. Since 2018 the countdown has been held on the fourth weekend of January due to opposition …

Wollemi Pines

Poster Spotlight on Australia’s Wollemi Pines, which survived December’s Gospers Mountain mega bushfire in New South Wales. Background The Wollemi Pine was discovered in the Wollemi National Park. These trees are often referred to as ‘living fossils’ or ‘dinosaur trees’ with evidence dating back more than 100 million years. Embedded Tweets The Wollemi Pines outlasted …