Songlines

Songlines are the oldest living narrative of Australia, and will be the focus for the 2016 NAIDOC Week celebrations. Songlines are intricate maps of land, sea and country. They describe travel and trade routes, the location of waterholes and the presence of food. In many cases, Songlines on the earth are mirrored by sky Songlines, …

South Australia

Photo: Royston Rascals, Heysen Trail South Australia is Australia’s third-largest state covering 984,400 square kilometers (380,000 square miles). The majority of the state’s population live in Adelaide. Geology South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is home to some of the oldest rocks on the planet. Geoscience Australia used a specialised microprobe known to identify rocks that are …

Recommended Listening: 2017 Boyer Lectures

Recommended Listening Many of our favorite podcasts come by way of Australia’s Radio National: Future Tense, Off Track and Late Night Live educate and inspire. Another favorite is much less frequent and is about to begin streaming — presenting the Boyer Lectures. Hashtag: #Boyers2017 Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked national discussion about critical …

Green Globe Awards 2017

New South Wales, Australia – A diverse range of innovative projects from across the state have been highlighted in this year’s winning line-up for the Green Globe Awards. Hashtag: #GreenGlobeAwards Winners Sydney Institute of Marine Science (and UNSW) is the winner of the 2017 #greenglobeawards Natural Environment Award. Their innovative project Operation Crayweed has reversed the extinction of large …

Cradle Mountain

Photo: Tatters, Cradle Mountain Tasmania – Cradle Mountain is the iconic gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is located in the Central Highlands region. At 1,545 metres (5,069 feet) above sea level, it is the fifth-highest mountain in Tasmania and is one of the principal tourist sites in the state. The area around the …

Wombats

October 22 is World Wombat Day, hashtag #WorldWombatDay YouTube Twitter Moment Wombats have square poop and backwards pouches Embedded Tweets Why do wombats have cube-shaped excrement? https://t.co/0ohQ8RAQUj More on the wombat in BHL https://t.co/XSJPdqbIUC pic.twitter.com/kPdAWGQ4sS — BHL (@BioDivLibrary) May 6, 2016 Wiki Wombats Planeta.com #WildOz

National Private Land Conservation Conference #PLCConf17

This Week: National Private Land Conservation Conference Hashtags: #PLCConf17, #privatelandconservation This week the Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) holds the 2017 National Private Land Conservation Conference in Hobart (October 18-20) at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Hosted by the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, the conference theme will be Valuing Nature. Conversations will encompass conservation, culture, community and commerce, with topics including sustainable financing, …

The Channon Market

Photo The Channon is one of the world’s best markets. More than 220 stallholders display and sell wares, produce and crafts. Scattered around Coronation Park, The Channon is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. The market is both alcohol-free and pet-free. The Channon (a local aboriginal term for the Burrawang palm, a type of …

Sydney

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Surry hills sydney streetart by mulgatheartist Capital of New South Wales, Sydney is the largest of the eight state capitals and has a population of 4.3 million. Founded in 1788, Sydney is the oldest European settlement in Australia. NATURAL WORLD Sydney is located on Port Jackson, commonly known as Sydney Harbour. The …