Western Australia Links

Western Australia Flag Links related to Western Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: Spotlight Bushwalking WA New website! Bushwalking WA – bushwalkingwa.org.au – is the peak body and voice for bushwalking / hiking in Western Australia. BWA is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit association committed to promoting bushwalking and the interests of bushwalkers in the State, in …

Australian Baseball League

Photo The Australian Baseball League (ABL) is a professional baseball league in Australia. The league is governed by the Australian Baseball Federation (ABF). Season: November-February Official spin: “A landmark partnership between Baseball Australia, Major League Baseball, and the Australian Sports Commission, the ABL features a 45-game season and serves to elevate baseball’s profile on the …

Townsville

Townsville is located on the northeast coast in the state of Queensland. It is Australia’s largest tropical city. 2019 Flood Townsville 2019 Natural World Surrounded by tropical rainforests and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is a cosmopolitan city in the dry tropics. It has a population of 170,000. Castle Hill is a …

Off Track

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended listening: Off Track Ann Jones hosts a weekly trek into outdoor Australia. This is one of our favorite podcasts and one of the jewels of ABC’s Radio National. Links to several episodes are featured on the relevant Planeta.com pages. Key Links Program Home Past Programs Podcasts and Feeds About Us …

Tasmania

Photo: Tatters, Du Cane Hut Tasmania is Australia’s island state, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the south of the Australian continent (nicknamed the North Island), separated by Bass Strait. The state capital and largest city is Hobart. Another major hub for travel is Launceston. Map Photos Recommended Listening Tasmania’s dual naming debate How is …

Triple J Hottest 100

Elsewhere on the Web Australia’s Triple J Hottest 100 – Hottest 100 – is an annual music listener poll hosted by the government-funded, national Australian radio station, Triple J. The public votes on their fave Australian and alternative music of the year. Since 2018 the countdown has been held on the fourth weekend of January …

Australia Night

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center, Australia at Night Another year, another controversial Australia Day on January 26. On January 25 we consider these weighty topics and create some fun activities and games. Activities Write ‘eternity’ in chalk on city sidewalks. Find global equivalents to bush tucker. Learn a word in an Australian Aboriginal language. Questions …

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 …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Buzzwords 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 known, indigenous.’ …

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 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/aus-day-rites/10749078 http://yabun.org.au Australia Day should be about deep reflection and truth telling, says Linda Burney, Labor’s Shadow Minister …