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 …

#WildOz

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Key Links 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 YouTube http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz …

Great Ocean Road

Photo: 2018 The Great Ocean Road opened in 1932, and was built entirely by hand, and today the Great Ocean Road is one of the Australia’s top tourism attractions. Tourism Portals visitgreatoceanroad.org.au @VstGreatOceanRd Recommended Listening The world’s longest war memorial turns 100 – The Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and …

Adnyamathanha

Indigenous Peoples Adnyamathanha Headlines Histories written in the land: a journey through Adnyamathanha Yarta – The Conversation – @ConversationEDU @JKoolmatrie Video Elsewhere on the Web http://guides.slsa.sa.gov.au/Adnyamathanha guides.slsa.sa.gov.au: The Aboriginal people of the Northern Flinders Ranges at the time of European settlement were the Wailpi, Guyani, Jadliaura and Pilatapa. These four language groups are now collectively …

Pildappa Rock

Photo: Denisbin, Morning Tea Stop Pildappa Rock is a granite inselberg located 15 kilometers off the National Highway One, access to the site is through the town of Minnipa, South Australia. Elsewhere on the Web wudinna.sa.gov.au southaustralia.com nullarbornet.com.au Google Maps Photos Planeta.com Inselberg Geology South Australia South Australia Links

Grow Do It

Logo Grow Do It Key Links growdoit.com.au Facebook Youtube Videos A call to arts for all musicians, poets, artists & creatives to SING, WRITE and DRAW our way toward viable solutions to the climate & ecological crisis – I’ve been trying to do it for the past 8 years… honestly, it’s not that scary! Please …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of my 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 …

Bandicoots

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Compléments de Buffon Bandicoot = a mainly insectivorous marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea Embedded Tweets Last week marked a huge milestone for the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot. 55 of these critters were released onto a new island home in Victoria. Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/0JQ3TO7w8a pic.twitter.com/sFdhEdYMQS — @TSCommissioner (@TSCommissioner) October …

The Otways

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Apollo Bay, Victoria FYI Cape Otway lies at the southern most extent of the world-famous Great Ocean Road in Victoria’s Southwest. Great Otway National Park http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/great-otway-national-park Facebook @ParksVictoria Conservation Ecology Centre http://www.conservationecologycentre.org – Facebook – @ConservationEC Tweets by ConservationEC Related: http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/the-otways-conservation-ecology-centre-interview-with-lizzie-corke/ Cape Otway Lighthouse The Cape Otway Lighthouse sits on the most …

Christmas Island

Photo Wikipedia: Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, around 350 kilometres (220 mi) south of Java and Sumatra and around 1,550 kilometres (960 mi) north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It has an area of 135 square kilometres (52 sq mi). Christmas Island had a population of 1,843 residents as …