Lamington National Park

Photo: James Manners Lamington National Park is located on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. From Southport on the Gold Coast the park is 85 kilometers (53 mi) to the southwest and Brisbane is 110 kilometers (68 mi) north. Lamington National Park is made up of …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library Sunday, September 13, 2020 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 …

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: #ILD2019 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 …

Australian Football League (AFL)

Photo: Brad, Ben Cousins Farwell Match Welcome to the world of bouncy restarts, the Australian Football League (AFL). Key Links http://www.afl.com.au http://play.afl @AFL Headlines http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-04/afl-is-supposedly-in-crisis-but-crowds-keep-turning-up/9723818 YouTube Twitter Tweets by AFL Planeta.com AFL Links Australia Sports Football

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of my favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

Northern Territory Links

Northern Territory Flag Links related to the Northern Territory, presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @AusOutbackNT @AndyRalphKakadu @Darwinfestival @1057darwin @YothuYindiFound @MTB_TheAlice @InjalakArts @WestArnhem @TheNTNews @munupiarts Videos Headlines https://amp.abc.net.au/article/10963602Aboriginal cultural experiences to lead new tourism strategy in the Northern Territory labor-wins-nt-election-in-landslide Indigenous corporation wins $65m bailout over Ayers Rock Resort Crocodiles to weather events: The long …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior 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 …