Victoria Australia Links

Victoria Flag What would locals like others know about Victoria, Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesTurning to tourists to protect the pristine bush of East GippslandRemembrance Day: Wycheproof Avenue of Honour rediscovered after 90 years in the wildhttp://vicnature2050.org2015 Community Environment Recognition AwardsAussies are sports mad, but Victorians are the clear winnersNine …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie (Some rights reserved) Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre accepted the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as Australia’s …

Melbourne, Australia

Photo: Gavin Anderson, Bike Share (Some rights reserved) Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. This world city continues to reinvent itself. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ML8aoHxGLzZesRNe7 Aboriginal MelbourneWhen Europeans first settled the Port Philip region it was home to five Aboriginal language groups, …

Victoria, British Columbia

Photo: Ken Lund, Victoria (Some rights reserved) Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast. Key Linkstourismvictoria.com – @victoriavisitorWikipedia Official website – @CityOfVictoria Victoria Chamber of Commerce Olympic Rain Shadowolympicrainshadow.com/olympicrainshadowmap.htmlolympicrainshadow.com/sequimweather.html#forecastkomonews.com/weather/faq/what-is-the-olympic-rain-shadow Planeta.com

Victoria, Australia

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Split Point Lighthouse (Some rights reserved) Victoria is located in the southeastern corner of Australia and has a total area (land + sea) of 237,629 km², which is about 3% of Australia’s total area. In this relatively small state, mammal, bird, and reptile fauna are rich and diverse. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QnYBZRSGDj7E8htC6 Cities Places Features …

Westography

Screenshot: Flickr albums This week (October 2018) on Radio National: Michael Mackenzie visits Australian photographer Warren Kirk whose work is one of the highlights on Flickr. ‘Westography’ documents the fading social landscape of the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne and the western arc of country Victoria, Australia. Recommended Listening:Saving ancient suburbia one photo at …

Greater Alpine National Parks

Parks Victoria (@ParksVictoria) has released the Greater Alpine National Parks Management Plan which will guide the future management of Alpine, Baw Baw, Errinundra, Mount Buffalo and Snowy River national parks, Avon Wilderness Park, Tara Range Park, and Walhalla, Howqua Hills, Grant, Mount Wills and Mount Murphy Historic Areas. The intent of the plan is to protect and enhance …

Gundijtmara

Indigenous Peoples The Gunditjmara are an Aboriginal Australian people of southwestern Victoria. They are the traditional owners of the areas now encompassing Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Woolsthorpe, and Portland. Elsewhere on the Webnew-gunditjmara-ceo-open-to-change WikipediaGunditjmara Planeta.com

Great Ocean Road

Photo: Paintdraw, Coast (Some rights reserved) The Great Ocean Road opened in 1932, and was built entirely by hand, and today the Great Ocean Road is one of the Australia’s top tourism attractions. Tourism [email protected] Recommended Listening The world’s longest war memorial turns 100 – The Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers between …