Australia Night

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center, Australia at Night Another year, another contested Australia Day on January 26. On January 25 we consider these weighty topics and create some fun activities and games. Activities Write ‘eternity’ in chalk on city sidewalks. Find global equivalents to bush tucker. Learn a word in an Australian Aboriginal language. Questions …

Brisbane

Photo: Museum Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 2 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. FYI – Brisbane has more species of plants, animals and insects than any other capital city in Australia. Upcoming Events …

Australia Day / Invasion Day

Poster The date of January 26 is a contentious and contested in Australia where for some it celebrates nationhood and for others (the Indigenous and Aboriginal Australians) it is a day of mourning. January 26 is Australia Day and Invasion Day. As an outsider keen on learning about Australian culture, the month of January is …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Cheers for the brand new world heritage site! Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the …

Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Rolling coverage of the bushfires in Australia Headlines Tourism hit by bushfire crisis After the inferno Australia snubs Davos session on Australian fires – Politico Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis The Age Leaked report lays bare environmental devastation of Victorian fires – The Age What if Australia Were …

Australia Links

Australia Flag Links related to Australia presented in somewhat random fashion aspiring to cover the continental country A-Zed: Elsewhere on the Web reddit.com/r/australia Headlines tk Twitter @CJCau @timrayner01 @AustraliaGreat @wildlife_aus @drspacejunk @RadioNational @jones_ann @firstdogonmoon @Ringbalin @farmer_kylie @Parks_Australia @ParksVictoria @confusedmachine @firstdogonmoon @BigVolcano @VicFarmrsMarkts @PhillipAdams_1 @Australia @bengroundwater @bencubby @joelwerner @GhostWhoVotes @bdimages @ABCnewsIntern @BookabeeYura @EchidnaW @DavidHuntGirt @BluesfortheBush @ModernOutback …

Triple J Hottest 100

Hashtags Australia’s Triple J Hottest 100 – Hottest 100 – is an annual music listener poll hosted by the government-funded, national Australian radio station, Triple J. The public votes on their fave Australian and alternative music of the year. Since 2018 the countdown has been held on the fourth weekend of January due to opposition …

Wollemi Pines

Poster Spotlight on Australia’s Wollemi Pines, which survived December’s Gospers Mountain mega bushfire in New South Wales. Background The Wollemi Pine was discovered in the Wollemi National Park. These trees are often referred to as ‘living fossils’ or ‘dinosaur trees’ with evidence dating back more than 100 million years. Embedded Tweets The Wollemi Pines outlasted …

Wildlife Tourism Australia

Elsewhere on the Web Wildlife Tourism Australia – http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au – is a national organization promoting the sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism sector that supports conservation. Key Links wildlifetourism.org.au coming events Facebook @wildlife_aus Questions Is there a directory of Wildlife Tourism Australia members? Which Wildlife Tourism Australia members have pages on Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? …

Queensland Links

Queensland Flag Links related to Queensland presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/tourism-operators-adani-concerns/11143938 Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’ digging-into-adani – 4 corners 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 …