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.’ …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 is National Bilby Day in Australia. History National Bilby Day was officially launched in 2005 and the celebrations are held on the second Sunday of September. Bilbies, or rabbit-bandicoots, are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; they are members of the order Peramelemorphia. At the time of European colonisation of Australia, 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 …

Threatened Species Day

Hashtags September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia. Hashtag: #ThreatenedSpeciesDay Threatened Species Day is held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past and …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag Links related to Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Events January 26 – Survival Day, Invasion Day, Australia Day May – June is National Reconciliation Week June 3 Mabo Day July 8-15 https://planeta.com/naidoc2018 NAIDOC Week August Garma Garma Festival 2018 September 6 Indigenous Literacy …

September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day

Photo September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day in Australia. Planeta.com applauds efforts around the world to raise awareness and attention to Indigenous culture, language and to improve literacy in Indigenous communities. Hashtags: #ILD2018 and #indigenousliteracyday Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on the day, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation …

Leadership Spill

Buzzwords Leadership Spill = A declaration that the leadership of a parliamentary party (also known as a caucus) is vacant and open for re-election – Wikipedia school-council-leadership-spill – sbs Embedded Tweets pic.twitter.com/fG2qhpGnh1 — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) August 23, 2018 Not sure of the source but amusing. pic.twitter.com/grAcm9zwqY — Antony Green (@AntonyGreenABC) August 25, 2018 Planeta.com …

Canberra

Photo: ArchivesACT, Bogong Moth Sculpture Canberra (CAN-ber-ra) is the capital of Australia and the 150 kilometers from the coast, the country’s largest inland city. The name Canberra is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Kamberra’ which means ‘meeting place.’ The city has a population of 325,000. Canberrans live in a city of broad streets, green parks …