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 Bushwalking Makarrata Vale Walkabout Top Faves: Waddaya reckon? Arvo = Afternoon As fit as a mallee bull …

Wild Australia #wildoz

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Key Links: Parks Australia Parks Australia 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 on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz …

Canberra Links

ACT Flag Links related to Canberra presented in somewhat random fashion: Time Current time in Canberra Event Time Announcer Twitter @CJCau @666canberra @CanberraCavalry @USAembassyinOZ @DobinsonsBakery @ANBG @CBRNatureMap @CulturalCBR @TheCanberran @Canberra @envcomm_act @scienceANU @MulligansFlat @envirogov @EnvComm_ACT @ACT_Parks @ConservationACT @Transport_CBR Weather http://www.bom.gov.au/act/forecasts/canberra.shtml Transportation http://www.transport.act.gov.au @Transport_CBR Recommended Listening http://www.2cc.net.au – https://twitter.com/2CC – https://www.facebook.com/12062CC ABC Canberra – @666canberra Canberra’s …

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 …

Eucalyptus, aka Eucalypts

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 …

ABC Radio National (Australia)

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: Radio National – abc.net.au/radionational is one of our fave streaming / podcasting giants of the world. What we like: window into Australia, show notes, podcasts, archives Key Links abc.net.au/radionational Facebook @RadioNational Review For non-Ozzies, ABC should be considered as a premiere, go-to source for those planning trips to Australia from …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior 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. Today 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 …

Wild Australia Links

Image: BHL, Wombat Links related to wildoz presented in somewhat random fashion: 2019 Open Letter An open letter to the Prime Minister from 248 concerned scientists Conservation scientists warn of ‘alarming’ decline in biodiversity in open letter to Government – More than 240 conservation scientists have penned an open letter to the Prime Minister warning …

Australia Links

Australia Flag Links related to Australia presented in somewhat random fashion aspiring to cover the continental country A-Zed: Elsewhere on the Web reddit.com/r/australia Headlines tk Twitter @CJCau @timrayner01 @AustraliaGreat @wildlife_aus @drspacejunk @RadioNational @jones_ann @firstdogonmoon @Ringbalin @farmer_kylie @Parks_Australia @ParksVictoria @confusedmachine @firstdogonmoon @BigVolcano @VicFarmrsMarkts @PhillipAdams_1 @Australia @bengroundwater @bencubby @joelwerner @GhostWhoVotes @bdimages @ABCnewsIntern @BookabeeYura @EchidnaW @DavidHuntGirt @BluesfortheBush @ModernOutback …