How to move a giraffe

Google Maps Following up on some interesting tweets and stories about a fascinating roadtrip in Australia from the nation’s capital Canberra to the Sunshine coast near Brisbane. What caught our eye was the roadtripper – a young giraffe named Kebibi. Questions What is Kebibi’s history? What was the route taken during the roadtrip? Where do …

Gundijtmara

Indigenous Peoples The Gunditjmara are an Aboriginal Australian people of southwestern Victoria. They are the traditional owners of the areas now encompassing Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Woolsthorpe, and Portland. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.standard.net.au/story/4701465/new-gunditjmara-ceo-open-to-change Wikipedia Gunditjmara – Wikipedia Planeta.com Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia Victoria

Billabong

Billabong = a branch of a river forming a backwater or stagnant pool, made by water flowing from the main stream during a flood. Origin mid 19th century: from Wiradhuri bilabang (originally as the name of the Bell River, New South Wales), from billa ‘water’ + bang ‘channel that is dry except after rain.’ Embedded …

Favorite Streams #ABCWildOz

One of our favorite collection of streams comes from Australia. Presenting ABC’s Wild Oz — http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz — live until Friday (Australia time). If this is a pilot project, we’re looking forward to whatever it grows into. Hashtag: #ABCWildOz YouTube Today: In a suburban backyard in Brisbane orphaned squirrel gliders are preparing for release. They’ll sleep …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal land, home to …

#IndigenousX

Logo The Australian Twitter account — @IndigenousX — is a national and global conversation starter featuring life stories and achievements of Aboriginal and Indigenous hosts. Each week the account is hosted by a different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person. The account was launched by digital pioneer Luke Pearson in 2012. Since then it has …

Kalbarri National Park

Photo: Mark Pegrum Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of …

Melbourne Links

Melbourne flag Links related to Melbourne, Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: If it is 4pm in Melbourne, what time is it elsewhere? Events March-April Melbourne International Comedy Festival https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMelbComedyFest https://twitter.com/micomfestival https://www.facebook.com/melbournecomedy TBA TEDx Melbourne – Facebook – Twitter – http://tedxmelbourne.amplifyeffect.com.au August – September Melbourne Writers’ Festival – @MelbWritersFest – YouTube Headlines Melbourne actually has …

Makarrata

WOTY 2017 Looking for a 2017 Word of the Year? One of our nominees: makarrata, the coming together after a struggle. It was the central theme at the 2017 Garma Festival in Arnhem Land. Headlines What is a Makarrata? Constitutional reform rejected by Uluru forum, we’ll pursue Makarrata – SBS indigenous-makarrata-topic-of-discussion its-been-a-long-painful-journey-to-unity-at-uluru-lets-not-waste-this-opportunity QandA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZtVMAx3xXQ On …

Kimberley National Park

Photo: John Benwell, Aboriginal Rock Art created by the Wunambal people at Wary Bay, Bigge Island Western Australia – The Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Remote and rugged, the sandstone landscape is spectacular with ancient gorges, pristine beaches and wide horizons. Fitzroy Crossing Fitzroy Crossing straddles the Fitzroy River. The …