Blues for the Bush 2018

September 22-24 Wish we could be there in person! The Shire of Perenjori, together with Bush Heritage Australia are pleased to host the Blues for the Bush. This is an unforgettable weekend of music, activities, and fun for all the family. Key Links http://www.bluesforthebush.org.au https://twitter.com/bluesforthebush https://twitter.com/bushheritageaus https://www.facebook.com/BluesForTheBush Twitter Moment Blues for the Bush Twitter Tweets …

Cooktown

Photo: Willie Gordon, Tea with Willie (2013) The site of Australia’s first European settlement, Cooktown is famous for being the place where Captain James Cook stopped for repairs in 1770, after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Cooktown is 327 kilometers (4 hours) north of Cairns. Discovery Festival / Re-Enactment of the Encounter Cooktown …

Queensland

Photo: Cows in Queensland Queensland has a bit of everything, including the Gold Coast’s subtropical rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. Prominent cities are Brisbane and Cairns. Pay attention to smaller towns such as Cooktown. Geography Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state. The state is divided by the Tropic of Capricorn. Natural World There …

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 …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Poster The 2018 Wildlife Tourism Australia conference is deep dive, balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents. This Planeta.com page is a preview of the event and will be updated on a regular basis. October 28-31 Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents (Tasmania) Too often …

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 …