Wetland Wander

Photo: Leah Barclay Brisbane – Kudos to wetland ecologist Fernanda Adame, sound artist Leah Barclay, walking/media artist James Cunningham and multimedia artist Suzon Fuks for developing the Wetland Wander, an art-science collaboration currently on exhibit at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, through August 20. Hashtag: #WetlandWander This project has been supported by the Australian Rivers …

Queensland’s Big Pineapple

Photo: Drew Douglas The 16-meter (52-foot) fibreglass Big Pineapple has attracted millions of visitors since it opened on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast tourist strip in 1971. Open 9am-4pm. The Queensland Heritage Council placed the 16-meter (52-foot) fiberglass pineapple on its register in March 2009, ranking it alongside the state’s top historic buildings and cultural sites. The …

Queensland

Photo: Cows in Queensland Queensland has a bit of everything, including the Gold Coast’s subtropical rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. Prominent cities are Brisbane and Cairns. Pay attention to smaller towns such as Cooktown. Geography Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state. The state is divided by the Tropic of Capricorn. Natural World There …

Queensland Links

Queensland Flag Links related to Queensland presented in somewhat random fashion Headlines http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/digging-into-adani/9008500 http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2016/11/30/top-tourist-destinations-queensland-now-great-barrier-reef-basically-dead http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/australia/queensland/gold-coasts-burleigh-named-best-beach-in-queensland-by-surf-life-saving-association/news-story/fbfdbd3d766315a9b0ad118b063667cd Tourism Eases The Burden – Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) – Outbounding http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-08/ella-bay-project-stalls-in-far-north-queensland/6757694 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-12/crippling-drought-in-central-west-queensland-deterring-tourists/6462422 http://blog.queensland.com/2015/05/01/queenslands-big-things-bucket-list http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-26/cattle-grazing-leases-in-qld-national-parks-no-renewal/6422408 – @EricTlozek http://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/labor-promises-new-net-free-areas-for-qld Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest – @MelissaLDavey Girringun: the trailblazing Indigenous corporation caring for 1.2m …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Poster Announcement: October 28-31 Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents (Tasmania) Too often we consider the needs of tourists or tour operators only, and when needs of the animals themselves or the needs of local human residents are considered, there is much emotional opinion but too little …

Awaye!

Logo Recommended listening: Awaye! Presented by Daniel Browning, the weekly, hour-long AWAYE! features diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world. Awaye! covers music (from the yidaki and gumleaf to techno), arts, spirituality, politics, dance, literature, theatre – in short, the healthy and …

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Poster Darwin, Northern Territory – The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair – darwinaboriginalartfair.com.au – provides opportunities to purchase artwork directly from 60+ Indigenous owned community art centres, whilst being immersed in an exciting program of traditional dance, workshops, film, fashion and music. The fair is held on Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre. 2018 dates: …

Darwin, Northern Territory

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Parliament Approximately half the Northern Territory population live within a 50 kilometer radius of Darwin. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is unique in that it provides a genuine opportunity to purchase artwork directly from over sixty Indigenous owned community Art Centres, whilst being immersed in an exciting program of traditional dance, workshops, …

Garma Festival 2018

Poster The 2018 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture takes place August 3-6 and brings together business leaders, international politicians, academics and journalists, to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia. The event is held annually at the remote Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The theme for 2018: ‘Yuwalk Lakaranga’ – truth-telling. …