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Sydney

Events
March Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that NSW parks play for people, communities and the natural environment. It’s also the perfect opportunity to connect with nature by booking one of guided tours or events in your local NSW national park. @OEHmedia

Headlines
‘Line in the sand’: NSW Labor plans blitz to undo environmental ‘mess’@smh
I have watched and mourned as NSW national parks have been run into the ground
Snowy Mountains Aboriginal people to be formally involved in managing Kosciuszko National Park
Why national parks will not save our endangered species
Bundian Way preserves and shares Aboriginal culture
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/allowing-fishing-in-marine-parks-hurts-us-all-20131122-2xzra.html
http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/archives/57039

Flickr
Pominoz
NPWS northern fire
State library of NSW
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Flickr Groups
Broken Hill (NSW) Landscapes
Sundancers
Beautiful Great Lakes Manning Regions Of NSW

Facebook
NSW National Parks

Junee
http://www.youmeandjunee.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/visitjunee

Twitter
@destinationnsw
@BigVolcano
@RegionalArtsNSW
@IllawarraFly
@lesley_russell
@OEHmedia
@npansw
@Arts_Factory
@ArtsNSW
@TWSNSW
@statelibrarynsw
@knswb
@NSWTips
@NCT_NSW

Youtube
BigVolcanoNet
NSW National Parks

Cash For Cans
NSW cash for cans: 10 cents for every drink bottle you can find@smh @KirstyLNeedham
“Despite intense opposition from the drinks industry, the Baird government has chosen to support a community-backed recycling scheme for drink containers, as it seeks to reduce litter by 40 per cent by 2020.”
– You had me at community-backed recycling scheme

Indigenous Cultures in NSW (also see Aboriginal Australia)
NSW has the largest Aboriginal population in Australia, and the longest continuous contact between Europeans and Aboriginal people.
http://www.ngaranaboriginalculture.com@Nngaranculture
http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/news-and-media/media-releases/nsw-aboriginal-tourism-workshop-kicks-today-sydney
Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan 2013 – 2016 – Destination NSW
http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2015/07/27/local-tour-operators-unimpressed-tourism-australias-campaign
kotahitourism.com@Kotahi_TourismFacebook
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/corroboree-sydney-indigenous-festival-cancelled-after-funding-dispute-with-nsw-government-20150803-gip65u.html
http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/about-us/strategies-and-plans/aboriginal-tourism-action-plan
Visitor information – Aboriginal culture in Sydney
Visitor information – Aboriginal culture in regional NSW
Aboriginal Tourism – Tourism NSW
Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan
@destinationnsw

Recommended Listening
Where do you belong? – RN’s My Place digital storytelling project is all about the meaning we derive from place and belonging. Awaye! presenter Daniel Browning is from Fingal, a sand peninsula on the far north coast of New South Wales between the Tweed River and the Pacific Ocean – a place that is pounded by king tides and battered by erosion.

Historic bushwalking re-enactment celebrates a state’s love of conservation

Private development in national parks: how much is too much? – Hotels, shopping centres, cafes in national parks? That’s the future environmentalists fear after the NSW government revisited the rules on allowing private development in national parks. The government says there are safeguards against over-development and that any private investment in national parks will attract more tourists and provide extra money for maintenance. But how much development is appropriate in national parks?

A living harbour – Sydney Harbour is renowned the world over as a stunningly beautiful waterway. Its intricate and intimate coves, deep inlets and tiny beaches, headlands and islands are still lushly vegetated. Its period of industrial use was relatively short-lived, and industrial sites are now being reclaimed as reserves, or for residential development.

The war of the camphor laurels – A million camphor laurel trees have spread throughout the Bellinger valley in northern New South Wales. It’s only taken them a hundred years. As one lover of Australia’s native bush says, ‘Big is beautiful in tree aesthetics. To a tree-lover they look magnificent, while to a lover of native forest they look like giant weeds.’ Nothing grows under a camphor laurel – or nothing much.

Rock of the ages – Deep in the most inhospitable reaches of the Wollemi National Park northwest of Sydney archaeological survey teams and Aboriginal community members have joined together to map cultural heritage sites in a place described as a world that time forgot. In a secret location, hundreds of spectacular examples of engravings, stencils and rock art have been found.

Locals disgraced by Byron Bay infrastructure – North coast New South Wales locals have joined an online debate, arguing that there needs to be more investment into Byron Bay’s infrastructure to cope with increasing tourism.

https://soundcloud.com/abcnsw

Nature NSW Spring 2014 @npansw
Parks and Environment
NPWS manages more than 860 national parks and reserves, that is more than 7 million hectares comprising landscapes from rainforests and rugged bush to coastal landscapes and outback deserts.

Environment Minister Robyn Parker said it was ”committed to increasing access and opportunities for tourism in national parks”. She said there were 18.5 million visits to regional national parks in 2012, up 5 per cent from 2010.
Report’s call to open up national parks for more tourism

Office of Environment and Heritage@OEHmedia
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Our-parkshttps://www.facebook.com/NSWNationalParks
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Servicehttp://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/contact/socialmedia.htm
Nature Conservation Council NSW
NPA: Tourism Bill Passes – Green Light for Private Development in National Parks
Dr Julia Horne “The Pursuit of Wonder: How Australia’s Landscape was Explored, Nature Discovered and Tourism Unleashed”
Australia weighs conservation vs tourism in Blue Mountains
http://internationalrangers.orghttps://www.facebook.com/InternationalRangerFederation
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes

National Parks Association of NSW
National Parks Association of NSW is a non-government conservation group that seeks to protect, connect and restore the integrity and diversity of natural systems in NSW and beyond, through national parks, marine sanctuaries and other means.

Nature NSW
Nature NSW – Google Drive

2017 is the 50th anniversary of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. Born out of the Land Department’s Parks and Reserves division and the New South Wales Fauna Protection Panel, it was largely the brain child of a Liberal politician, the Honourable Tom Lewis.
The service’s 50th birthday is a cause for celebration – as some of its achievements are really outstanding. The declaration of the Border Ranges and Blue Mountains National Parks as world heritage regions must be among the highlights, signifying the importance of these areas not only to Australia but the world.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/our-national-parks-need-protection/9114728#transcript

I have watched and mourned as NSW national parks have been run into the ground

Everlasting Swamp National Park
http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/Everlasting_Swamp_State_Conservation_Area
http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/11/12/4126866.htm
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N1114
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/parkmanagement/SMI/20140156SMIEverlastingSwampSCA.pdf
http://www.pawnation.com/2014/11/12/australia-unveils-new-park-ahead-of-world-parks-congress

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0019

Pillaga National Park / Forest
NSW sawmillers “forced” to destroy the Pilliga forest
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Pilliga-Nature-Reserve
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/pilliga-national-park
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Visitor-centres/Pilliga-Forest-Discovery-Centre
Pilliga_forest

Visit NSW State Forests
https://www.facebook.com/visitnswforests
https://twitter.com/visitNSWForests

Apps
NSW Parks Audio Tours
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nsw-national-parks-wildlife/id665764670?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mytoursapp.android.app397&hl=en
Produced by http://mytoursapp.com

Parks
The NSW Government’s State Plan seeks to increase visitation to our national parks, and reserves by 20 percent by 2016. To meet this target the government seeks to provide high quality and diverse visitor experiences and promote these special places effectively, while ensuring the protection of their conservation values.
Key recommendations of the report include:

– a focus on iconic experiences in key areas close to Sydney and within three hours drive of major airports in Williamtown, the Gold Coast, Ballina, Coffs Harbour and Canberra;

– clarifying national parks legislation to make sustainable tourism a clear outcome;

– a review of accommodation and leasing policies in our parks to provide a clear understanding of the range of acceptable accommodation options, including huts, standing camps and cabins;

– a state-wide reservation system for accommodation and campsites to allow on-line bookings;

– changes to encourage sustainable nature based tourism outside parks that will encourage visitors into neighbouring areas;

– a calendar of regular events suitable to parks and reserves, such as the recently announced ‘Island Hopping’ event in Sydney Harbour National Park.

– legislative changes to increase the range of low key tourism experiences and attractions permitted in parks

2012 State of the Environment
NSW cleaner and greener but weeds are on the rise
New South Wales State of the Environment 2012

Environmental Reporting
Ben-Cubby@bencubby]===More news=== http://www.echonetdaily.net.au – [[http://www.youtube.com/user/echonetvideo

Biodiversity
In NSW, more than 880 species of native plants and animals are threatened with extinction, including the endangered swift parrot. Threatened Species Day — September 7 — is a national day held to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger (also known as thylacines) at Hobart Zoo in 1936.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedspecies/ThreatenedSpeciesDay.htm

FYI –
Sharp-fanged fish fossil Mandageria Fairfaxi becomes New South Wales state emblem http://ab.co/1UEemkZ

Libraries
sl.nsw.gov.au
http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/events_talks/events/creating_and_designing_with_digital_collections.html
http://dxlab.sl.nsw.gov.au/high-res-images
@statelibrarynsw
state library of nsw

Bellingen
bellingenmusicfestival.com.au
The war of the camphor laurels

Bermagui
Four Winds is a biennial festival of classic, cultural and world music. It takes place every second Easter in a parkland bush amphitheatre near Bermagui, amidst the wild beauty of the Sapphire Coast, on the far south coast of NSW.
http://www.bermagui.net
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-05/the-cathedral/2827034
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermagui,_New_South_Wales

Berry
berry.org.au
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2009/10/26/2724167.htm
http://www.architecture.com.au/awards_search?option=showaward&entryno=2008027977
http://www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/berry/photogallery.asp

Biamanga and Gulaga National Parks
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/jointmanagement/biamangagulagahandback.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iucnweb/sets/72157627390682715

Blue Mountains National Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountains_(New_South_Wales)
http://www.visitbluemountains.com.auhttps://www.facebook.com/VisitBlueMountains
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/six-foot-walking-track/walking
Six_Foot_Track

Booderee National Park
Booderee is owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and has always been a significant place for Koori people. It has provided sustenance and shelter for its Indigenous inhabitants over hundreds of generations. The park is approximately three hours drive from Sydney and Canberra, located at Jervis Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales between Nowra and Ulladulla.
App: Booderee Birds
Booderee National Park
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/booderee-national-park-how-sydney-would-look-without-development/8331360
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/booderee-two-segment/8317830

Bouddi National Park
Bouddi National Park is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, 44 kilometers northeast of Sydney.
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkhome.aspx?id=N0005
Bouddi_National_Park
Adventurous spirit, Marie Beuzeville Byles

Bourke
backobourke.com.au
Back ‘o’ Bourke Tails And How To Cook ‘Em
Broken Hill
http://www.aicomos.com/2010-outback-and-beyond
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2010/s2881145.htm
http://www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au
http://www.brokenhill.net.au/bhart/main.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dewynter/sets/72157623641069031/
http://www.abc.net.au/brokenhill
Life and Times in the Republic of Broken Hill
Broken_Hill
http://brokenhillaustralia.com.au

Bulahdelah
The tiny NSW town of Bulahdelah argued for two years over a $300 million by-pass of the Pacific Highway. On the one side were Aboriginal protesters and environmentalists, and on the other were locals concerned about the economic future of their town and the carnage on a deadly section of the Pacific Highway. Then came a mysterious bushfire, deliberately lit, which could have served the interests of any one of a number of groups involved in the story. A local, Lachlan Colquhoun, rakes over the coals of this controversy. download audio

Bulga
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/2013-07-14/4812258
http://www.bulgacoal.com.au
Bulli Tops
The Jumbulla Aboriginal Discovery Centre is a brand new attraction located on the Princess Highway at Bulli Tops. The attraction focuses on the social history and culture of the Aboriginal people of Illawarra and the South Coast.

Bundanoon
Bundanoon is probably best known for its annual Scottish cultural festival. But now the town of 2,500 people hopes to make a name for itself for another canny decision. In 2009 the town hopes to become the first community in Australia to ban the sale of bottled water.
Just over 90 minutes travel time from Sydney and Canberra, Bundanoon is accessible via the M5 and the new M7 motorway.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/08/2619705.htm?section=australia
http://www.bundanoon.com.au
http://www.highlandsnsw.com.au/towns/bundanoon.html
Bundanoon,_New_South_Wales

Bundian Way
The Bundian Way stretches runs for 350 kilometers, from the Snowy Mountains to the sea.
Bundian Way preserves and shares Aboriginal culture
Walk with the ancients on the Bundian Way
http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2013/07/22/3808141.htm
http://www.bundianway.com.au
Bundian Way preserves and shares Aboriginal culture

Oswald Brierly and the Bundian Way

http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2015/05/21/4239631.htm
Burke’s Cave
The site is on private property, so those wishing to see it need permission and should be accompanied by someone from the Aboriginal community.
An hour drive from Menindee
Long ago it was used by the local Baarkindji people as a place where women went to give birth.

Later it was used as a camp by Burke and Wills on their expedition in 1860.
But these days the main visitors at the site are feral goats, and that’s why the Western Catchment Management Authority wants to protect the area.

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2009/s2709458.htm

Canowindra
Canowindra’s Age of Fishes Museum
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/attenboroughs-own-discovery-down-under-20130726-2qpy5.html
Canowindra
http://www.orange-nsw.com/Canowindra_Balloon_Challenge.html

Carinda
Carinda
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-11/bowie-down-under-at-carinda-pub/7082410
href=”http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/01/11/world/asia/ap-as-australia-bowie-pub.html”>http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/01/11/world/asia/ap-as-australia-bowie-pub.html

Casino
http://www.casino.nsw.au

Coffs Harbor
@coffscoast
http://www.coffscoast.com.au
http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/coffs-harbour-area/coffs-harbour/attractions/bruxner-park-flora-reserve
http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/coffs-harbour-area/coffs-harbour/attractions/sealy-lookout

Gardens of Stone National Park
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0087
http://www.royalgazette.com/rg/Article/article.jsp?articleId=7da113330030019§ionId=60
http://www.lithgowmercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/no-benefits-in-gardens-of-stone/1715860.aspx
The Gardens of Stone
Exploring the Gardens of Stone, an area rich in geo- and bio-diversity located off the back of the Great Dividing Range, north-west of Lithgow, NSW.

Gundagai
Gundagai Tourist Information Centre
Gundagai
http://www.visitgundagai.com.au

Gundy
http://www.lingalongainn.com.auFacebook

Gunnedah
Gunnedah,_New_South_Wales
http://www.infogunnedah.com.au
href=”http://www.gunnedahrugby.com.au”>http://www.gunnedahrugby.com.au
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/07/08/4041389.htm – @abcnewengland

Illawarra Fly
http://www.illawarrafly.com@IllawarraFly
href=”http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/illawarra-fly/3932788″>http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/illawarra-fly/3932788
href=”http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/exploring-the-illawarra-escarpment/4141810″>Exploring the Illawarra Escarpment – Steve Allen and Graham Ross lead a bushwalk along the Illawarra Escarpment.
Illawarra Escarpment at OEH

Kosciuszko National Park
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/elsewhere/stories/2010/2830711.htm
Friends of Currango
Kosciuszko_National_Park
Beyond settled districts
http://www.australianalps.environment.gov.au/parks/kosciuszko.html
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0018
journey-to-the-roof-of-australia-kosciuszko-national-park

Jervis Bay/Bowen Island
Jervis_Bay – Wikipedia
Bowen_Island – Wikipedia
href=”http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/little-penguins/4488732″>http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/little-penguins/4488732
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/sense-of-place:-peter-garrett-on-jervis-bay/6888140

Junee
youmeandjunee.com.au/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g528973-d7694857-Reviews-The_Commercial_Hotel-Junee_New_South_Wales.html

Kiama
Kiama,_New_South_Wales

Koreelah National Park
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0141

Lachlan
Lachlan Catchment Management Authority
http://www.lachlan.nsw.gov.au

Lightning Ridge
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-03/dinosaur-fosssils-with-opal-bling-at-lightning-ridge/6065346

Lismore
ABC’s Regional Museums Award focuses on museums as story-tellers and local ambassadors, and as planners for future survival. The 2010 winner is the Richmond River Historical Society.
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/breakfast/stories/2010/3000281.htm

Lord Howe Island
Lord_Howe_Island
http://lordhoweisland.info
http://www.lhimuseum.com
Lord Howe Island Museum highlights human impact
LORD HOWE ISLAND – Robyn Williams relaxes by the lagoon to learn about island life from local Ian Hutton, ecologist and climatologist and curator of the Lord Howe Island museum.

Murwillumbah
Murwillumbah Climate Action Knox Park
http://www.peoplesclimate.org.au/other#getup?t=3rneecdgg
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch/World_Climate_Change_rally#getup?t=3rneecdgg
Murwillumbah
Skate Park https://katch.me/BigVolcano/v/244ca7fb-2968-3583-9067-e5523b4af5c4

Narrabri
Narrabri
http://www.abc.net.au/science/photos/2013/08/30/3837097.htm

Newcastle
newcastlecityfarmersmarket.com.au
Newcastle,_New_South_Wales
Newcastle
http://www.thegreatnorthern.com.au
href=”https://open.abc.net.au/explore/80323″>https://open.abc.net.au/explore/80323
Newcastle Museum
https://www.facebook.com/newcastlemuseum

Nimbin
Hippy counterculture communities thrive 40 years on
Revisiting Nimbin
http://www.aquarius2013.nimbin.nsw.au
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/06/05/3775354.htm
/ecotravel/australia/nimbinaquarius.html

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/life-on-a-hippy-commune-in-new-south-wales/7380756

Orange
orange.nsw.gov.au/
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/rn-first-bite-live-broadcast-and-rn-community-forum-in-orange/4996910
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/10/08/3864767.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnfirstbite/wine2c-cheese2c-vinegar-and-venison/5026892
@lesley_russell
https://www.facebook.com/OrangeRegionalCookingSchool

Cook simple food. Cook it well and enjoy it with the people you love @lesley_russell @RNfirstbite

Penrith
penrithaustralia.com.au
Penrith,_New_South_Wales

Pilliga
A_Million_Wild_Acres
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/eric-rolls-and-the-pilliga/10594212

Port Macquarie
Harry and Jean Thompson’s Caravan Sculpture, Shelley Beach
Riverina
Riverina
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/2690356/historic-conargo-pub-goes-up-in-smoke-photos-video
http://www.triplem.com.au/riverinahttps://www.facebook.com/mmmriverina

Seal Rocks
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/mid-north-coast/seal-rocks
Seal_Rocks,_New_South_Wales
http://www.northcoastholidayparks.com.au/our_parks/seal_rocks_holiday_park

Shoalhaven
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/ernie27s-dream-machine/4859520
http://shoalhavenbug.com.au
http://www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

Talmalmo
Talmalmo,_New_South_Wales

Taree
http://www.manningrivertimes.com.au

Tweed
The Parks of the Tweed Caldera, a group of 9 national parks and nature reserves in New South Wales (NSW), are linked to the Tweed shield volcano caldera.
http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/pa/pa_paday/?8488/Where-Australia-Wakes-Up
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iucnweb/sets/72157627928812126

Upper Lachlan
The Upper Lachlan Region is located in the Southern Tablelands of NSW at the headwaters of the Lachlan River Catchment. It is defined as the catchment of the Wyangala Dam south of the Abercrombie River, covers an area of 588 114 ha and has an estimated population of 6,000.

http://www.upperlachlanlandcare.org.auUpper Lachlan Landcare Network
@UpperLachlan

Waitara
Waitara,_New_South_Wales
redstitches.com.au

Warrumbungle
http://www.warrumbungleregion.com.au
http://www.warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au

Warrumbungle National Park
Warrumbungle National Park is situated 35 km west of Coonabarabran and 80 km from Gilgandra in Central Western NSW.
Warrumbungle National Park-Coonabarabran – Flickr
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkhome.aspx?id=n0035
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Warrumbungle-National-Park

Wellington
http://www.visitwellington.com.au
http://www.visitwellington.com.au/discover/adventure/wellington-caves
Wellington, New South Wales
Wellington Caves
Where the Stories Come From – On Wiradjuri country, 400 kilometres west of Sydney, the settlement of Wellington was established in 1823. Since then, the history of the Wellington Valley has encompassed convicts, missionaries, farmers and gold seekers. Each group of newcomers came with new government policies and new ways of using the land – laws and activities that irrevocably changed the lives of the Aboriginal people who lived there.

Wilcannia
Wilcannia – Wikipedia
http://www.visitoutbacknsw.com.au/Wilcannia.html

Windsor
Thompson Square, Windsor, NSW – When Lachlan Macquarie began his tenure as Governor of NSW in 1810, the new colony of Sydney was on the verge of famine. Macquarie immediately conducted a review of available land to improve food supplies.
Windsor,_New_South_Wales
http://www.hawkesburytourism.com.au

Wollongong
Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 82 kilometers (51 miles) south of Sydney.
Wollongong, informally referred to as “The Gong”, is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Wikipedia

Wollongong,_New_South_Wales
http://tourismwollongong.com.au
http://visitwollongong.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/WollongongNSWAustralia
http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/botanicgarden/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.uow.edu.au

Kuradji Dreaming: on community, respect and understanding
In 2000, a mostly white community, at Sandon Point near Wollongong, rallied under an Aboriginal flag to try to stop a multi-million dollar housing development, planned for the Sandon Point headland. Some years before, the ancient remains of an Aboriginal ‘clever man’ or kuradji, had been discovered on the same site, and indigenous activists and local surfers joined forces to oppose the development. Despite years of court challenges and protests, the housing estate went ahead – but down on the beach, in the shadows of the looming steel-and-glass housing estate, the Aboriginal flag still flies. The Aboriginal tent embassy is the richest humpy on the beach, and the legacy of shared community understanding remains.

Wentworth
Wentworth,_New_South_Wales
visitwentworth.com.au
wentworth.nsw.gov.au

also see: Murray-darling basin

Woodford
http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com
Woodford and the Quest for Meaning

Wyangala
STOP THE LACHLAN AT WYANGALA OR LET IT ALL GO!
Condobolinargus

Coal
Heart of Australia’s coal industry

The website for the Protection League of the coastal shack communities
The Royal National Park website
A Shack by the Sea

Links
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

Forestry
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/forests

Gold Mining
Commercial gold mining began in1851, when Edward Hargraves publicised a payable find near Bathurst, which sparked a national gold rush.

Rugby
http://www.crlnsw.com.au
http://www.waratahs.com.au
Maher_Cup

Universities
http://www.unsw.edu.au
http://www.uow.edu.au
href=”http://www.wetrivers.unsw.edu.au”>http://www.wetrivers.unsw.edu.au

Royal Zoological Society of NSW

The Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales is a non-profit organisation promoting nature conservation on private land in New South Wales.

Blue Mountains Tourism Ltd
www.visitbluemountains.com.au
Capital Country Tourism
www.visitcapitalcountry.com.au
Central Coast Tourism
www.visitcentralcoast.com.au
Central NSW Tourism
www.centralnsw.com.au
Hunter Regional Tourism Organisation
www.huntertourism.com
Lord Howe Island Tourism Association
www.lordhoweisland.info
Mid-North Coast NSW Tourism
www.midnorthcoastnsw.com.au
New England North West Regional Tourism Organisation www.newenglandnorthwest.com.au
Northern Rivers Tourism
www.northernriverstourism.com.au
Outback NSW Tourism
www.visitoutbacknsw.com.au
Riverina Regional Tourism
www.visitriverina.com.au
Tourism Snowy Mountains
www.snowymountains.com.au
South Coast Regional Tourism Organisation
www.southcoast.net.au

Awards
http://www.nswtourismawards.com.au
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes

Transportation
http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/desktop.html
Tourism and Transport Forum
http://www.transportnsw.info

Recent Events
October 4-6 Boomerang Festival
https://www.facebook.com/boomerangfest
@boomerangfestvl

Exploring a renaissance of cultural exchange at Boomerang Festival – The new Boomerang Festival, held in Byron Bay, brings together indigenous artists from around the world to showcase ‘the holistic breadth and depth of our Aboriginal culture’. As Indre McGlinn writes, the festival is a celebration of cultural exchange, reconnection and performance.

Buzzword Bingo
Koala – Manly – NSW – Shute_ShieldSydney

Clarence Valley Council
https://www.clarence.nsw.gov.au
https://www.facebook.com/greg.clancy.165/posts/361812367590872

The NSW state govt gas been reducing the number of staff and services over successive administrations, while the total areas of parks and reserves expands.

Photos
Waratah Rovers Bicycle Club (WRBC) on tour. Sydney - Campbelltown - Appin - Bulli - South Coast. Photo taken at Picton - Picton, NSW, October 1900

Bondi Beach / photograph by Hall & Co.

2015 Election
New_South_Wales_state_election,_2015
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-state-election-2015/nsw-state-election-2015-live-blog-wednesday-march-25-20150325-1m6vxr.html
http://www.votensw.info

Green Globes Awards
Published on Jun 29, 2015

NSW Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mark Speakman is looking forward to seeing as many Green Globe nominations as possible. Will yours be one of them? Nominations for July 13. Details:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes
@greenglobeaward

Wikipedia
New South Wales
Koori
Manly
State of Origin
Waratah
Shute Shield

News
https://www.northernstar.com.au

Embedded Tweets

Planeta.com

New South Wales

Australia

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