Australia Day

Poster The date of January 26 is a contentious one in Australia where for some it celebrates nationhood and for others (the Indigenous and Aboriginal Australians) it is a day of mourning. As an outsider keen on learning about Australian culture, the month of January is an excellent reintroduction to the many nations and subcultures …

Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year: 2018

Graphic My favorite Word of the Year (#woty) is Australia’s #macqwoty, hosted by Macquarie Dictionary. They make a committee’s choice (a captain’s call) pronouncement of their selection, and they launch a public vote for readers’ favorite. The longlist is a binge-worthy spread of words that for me generate the ah-ha understanding and umphhh-like guttural reactions. …

Australia’s Gold Coast

Photo: Michael Dawes, Breaka Pro The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometers (41 mi) south-southeast of Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. Twitter @margokingston1 @VisitGoldCoast @cityofgoldcoast @SusanneBecken @griffith_uni Baseball June 2011 – The humpback whales are traveling past the Gold Coast …

January 26

Poster Australia – Celebratory and controversial, January 26 has been ‘Australia Day’ for years. The date marks the anniversary of the landing of the first fleet, January, 26, 1788, and was first celebrated as a public holiday in 1818. Hashtags: #AustraliaDay #SurvivalDay #InvasionDay #changethedate Australia Day should be about deep reflection and truth telling, says Linda Burney, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Human …

Macquarie Dictionary

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary – macquariedictionary.com.au – was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. Its reputation has gone from strength to strength. It is regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. What we like – Macquarie describes language as it is used. The Twitter …

Western Australia

Photo: Mark Pegrum, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton Western Australia is the country’s largest state, covering the western third of the continent of Australia. Geography Western Australia is the country’s largest state. Desert occupies most of the territory. Among the natural highlights: The Kimberley Western Australia is bordered by South Australia and the Northern Territory. Timor …

Australia Links

Australia Flag Links related to Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: Jocelyn Bell Burnell https://royalsociety.org/people/jocelyn-bell-burnell-11066 https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/jocelyn-bell-burnell-wins-3-million-prize-for-discovering-pulsars Next election http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-22/the-when-and-how-of-calling-the-next-federal-election/10153686 Betoota Advocate http://www.betootaadvocate.com https://twitter.com/BetootaAdvocate https://soundcloud.com/the-betoota-advocate https://soundcloud.com/the-betoota-advocate/betoota-wireless-update-13-how-good-it-is-being-white-in-2015 Environment Minister Who Used To Work In Mining Sector Bit Skeptical Of 91 Different Scientists Inside the Advocate Features Australian Baseball League Planet Ark Hosts Australia’s National Recycling Week Wildlife …

Ecotourism Australia

Logo Ecotourism Australia is a not for profit organisation focused on inspiring environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism. We design and deliver certification programs for tourism products, representing more than 500 environmentally responsible ecotourism operators and 1,600 products across Australia. Key Links https://www.ecotourism.org.au https://eco-bytes.com https://www.facebook.com/EcotourismAus @EcotourismAus Twitter Tweets by EcotourismAus Planeta.com Exploring Ecotourism Australia

Developing an Indigenous Tourism Policy in Australia (2012)

From the archives: 2012 Ecotourism Australia release Ecotourism in Australia is strongly linked to this country’s ancient and diverse landscape, and its unique flora and fauna. This landscape is an artifact of the traditions, beliefs and land management practices of diverse groups of Australia’s indigenous peoples over tens of thousands of years. Whether they be …