Parkes

Photo: Denisbin, Parkes Radio Telescope The Parkes Observatory, is a 64-metre telescope used for radio astronomy. It is located about 25 kilometers north of Parkes along the Newell Highway, which is approximately 380 kilometres west of Sydney. It is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility, a division of CSIRO It is 6 kilometers off …

Eucalyptus

Images: Biodiversity Heritage Library Wikipedia: Eucalyptus is a genus of nearly nine hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is smooth, fibrous or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form …

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Photo: Lighthouse Byron Bay is one of the more storied places in Australia. Location: on the Pacific coast and a shire of its own. With a population of 9,000 Byron Bay is the largest in the Byron Shire (population 32,000). Stray notes The sun’s first rays wash over the lighthouse at Byron Bay, the easternmost …

Talking Future Tourism, Byron Bay’s 2020-2030 Sustainable Visitation Strategy

Kitchen handbook cover Let’s start a discussion about the future of tourism. Bonus points for using future tense. We will talk about the future of tourism. Byron Bay started a new 10-year tourism plan process to deliver a formal Sustainable Visitation Strategy 2020-2030. Kitchen table discussions are popping up at regional events, farmers’ markets, and …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

Quokkas

Photo: Sam West Quokka = Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just off Perth, and also Bald Island near Albany, and in isolated scattered populations in forest and coastal heath between Perth and Albany. A small colony exists at the eastern …

New South Wales Links

NSW Flag Links related to New South Wales in mostly random fashion: Wentworth Wentworth,_New_South_Wales visitwentworth.com.au wentworth.nsw.gov.au also see: Murray-darling basin Byron Bay Byron Bay, New South Wales Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga, New South Wales Events March Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that NSW parks play for people, communities and the …

Cat Empire

Logo Recommended Listening Wikipedia: The Cat Empire is an Australian rock band formed in 1999. Their core members are Felix Riebl (percussion and vocals), Harry James Angus (trumpet and vocals), Will Hull-Brown (drums), Jamshid “Jumps” Khadiwhala (decks, percussion), Ollie McGill (keyboard and backing vocals), and Ryan Monro (bass and backing vocals). They are often supplemented …

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. Natural World The Swan River estuary flows through the city. The long sweep of beach at Matilda Bay is popular for family picnics. Adjacent to the Swan River, about 1.5 …

South Australia Links

South Australia Flag Links related to South Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: New Features Kangaroo Island Events March Womadelaide – @WOMADelaide – Facebook – Green and Global October Adelaide Festival of Ideas – @ideasadelaide Headlines http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-09/goyders-line-farming-against-the-odds/8336820 whale-watcher-terry-hardy-tells-his-tale-of-remote-living An Indigenous curator for Indigenous artefacts: South Australia breaks new ground south-australia-the-frontier-state-for-transforming-an-industrial-economy South Australia’s Remote Communities Safe …