Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s federal government agency for scientific research. Its chief role is to improve the economic and social performance of industry, for the benefit of the community. CSIRO works with leading institutions around the world and CSIRO Publishing issues journals with the latest research by leading scientists …

Jawoyn

Indigenous Peoples The Jawoyn are a group of Aboriginal Australians living in the Northern Territory, Australia. Key Links https://www.jawoyn.org.au https://www.jawoyn.org.au/single-post/2018/03/20/It-Took-11-Years—The-Jawoyn-Struggle-for-Land-Rights https://twitter.com/jawoyn https://www.nitmiluktours.com.au Embedded Tweets Powerful speech by Jawoyn Chair Lisa Mumbin – “Our love for our country will never die. I feel the presence of my elders who are here with me in spirit today. …

Adelaide

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Cityscape Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and located north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges which surround the city. Tandanya is the Kaurna (pronounced Garn-na) Aboriginal name for the Adelaide city area and was for many thousands of years, …

Australia Slang

Word cloud Even a drongo can use a dongle! Traveler Tip: If you are uncertain about a particular expression or word, just say, ‘Hang on a moment, I’m not quite sure what you’re on about.’ Featured Words Billabong Makarrata Walkabout Top Faves: Waddaya reckon? Arvo = Afternoon As fit as a mallee bull = Very …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Buzzwords Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest known, indigenous.’ This …

Walkabout

Walkabout = In Australian Aboriginal society, Walkabout is a rite of passage during which males undergo a journey during adolescence, typically ages 10 to 16, and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months to make the spiritual and traditional transition into manhood. – Wikipedia Planeta.com Walk Australia Australia Slang

#WildOz

Poster Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. Among our favorite resources: Key Links Parks Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz Headlines …

Gundijtmara

Indigenous Peoples The Gunditjmara are an Indigenous Australian people of southwestern Victoria. They are the traditional owners of the areas now encompassing Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Woolsthorpe and Portland. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.standard.net.au/story/4701465/new-gunditjmara-ceo-open-to-change Wiki Gunditjmara – Wikipedia Planeta.com Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia Victoria