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 …

Canberra Links

ACT Flag What would locals like others know about Canberra? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNgunnawal people are revitalising their traditional language, one Canberra workshop at a timeStrange but true facts about Canberra’s Martian Embassyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-11-27/who-first-coined-the-term-bush-capital/9140218http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-11-13/why-was-canberra-established-as-an-inland-city/9123568http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-23/why-dont-canberra-houses-have-front-fences/7401744http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-13/kangaroos-to-be-culled-in-canberra-over-coming-months/7412680http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/nearly-2000-kangaroos-to-be-culled-across-the-act-20160513-goua6c.htmlhttp://citynews.com.au/2016/the-roo-cull-is-back-on/http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-25/rebranded-canberra-campaign-dividing-opinion/6044376 National Folk Festivalfolkfestival.org.au – Facebook – Youtube – @natfolkfestNational Folk Festival returns with a focus on celebrating …

Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Birds on a Wire Catch the livestream of ‘Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century’ from 5.30pm AEST, 4 September. The video was streamed online on Facebook and YouTube. If the nineteenth century was about the evolution from mechanisation to industrialisation, and the twentieth century was about a move from …

Baseball Down Under (2016)

One of the bright spots in 2016 has been a thoughtful and fan-friendly showcase of Australian baseball. The best intro to the sport down under is Strike Zone Australia hosted by Chris Coleman @CJCau. Chris also announces Canberra games online http://mixlr.com/canberracavalry and http://ABLTV.com. One of the Australian Baseball League’s big rivalries pits Canberra against Perth. This …