Parkes

Photo: Denisbin, Parkes Radio Telescope The Parkes Observatory, is a 64-metre telescope used for radio astronomy. It is located about 25 kilometers north of Parkes along the Newell Highway, which is approximately 380 kilometres west of Sydney. It is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility, a division of CSIRO It is 6 kilometers off …

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Photo: Lighthouse Byron Bay is one of the more storied places in Australia. Location: on the Pacific coast and a shire of its own. With a population of 9,000 Byron Bay is the largest in the Byron Shire (population 32,000). Stray notes The sun’s first rays wash over the lighthouse at Byron Bay, the easternmost …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of our 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 …

New South Wales Links

NSW Flag Links related to New South Wales in mostly random fashion: Wentworth Wentworth,_New_South_Wales visitwentworth.com.au wentworth.nsw.gov.au also see: Murray-darling basin Byron Bay Byron Bay, New South Wales Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga, New South Wales Events March Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that NSW parks play for people, communities and the …

Perth

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Somerville Cinema, Perth, Australia Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in Australia with an enviable standard of living. Natural World The Swan River estuary flows through the city. The long sweep of beach at Matilda Bay is popular for family picnics. Adjacent to the Swan River, about 1.5 …

South Australia Links

South Australia Flag Links related to South Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: New Features Kangaroo Island Events March Womadelaide – @WOMADelaide – Facebook – Green and Global October Adelaide Festival of Ideas – @ideasadelaide Headlines http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-09/goyders-line-farming-against-the-odds/8336820 whale-watcher-terry-hardy-tells-his-tale-of-remote-living An Indigenous curator for Indigenous artefacts: South Australia breaks new ground south-australia-the-frontier-state-for-transforming-an-industrial-economy South Australia’s Remote Communities Safe …

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 specialized microprobe known to identify rocks that are …

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 Moments ⚡️ #garma2017 Periscope https://www.periscope.tv/CrocCoveDarwin Videos Headlines labor-wins-nt-election-in-landslide Indigenous corporation wins $65m bailout over Ayers Rock Resort Crocodiles to weather events: The long list of potential killers awaiting you in …

Bushwalking WA

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Bushwalking WA – bushwalkingwa.org.au – is the peak body and voice for bushwalking / hiking in Western Australia. This is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit association committed to promoting bushwalking and the interests of bushwalkers in the state, in keeping with the vision of Better Bushwalking for Western Australia. “There’s no better …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2019

Photo: Kyle Taylor, Reef Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2019. Widespread coral bleaching is forecast for waters off the Northern Australia coast, due to above-average sea surface temperatures that could last for up to two months. Videos Headlines Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Inundated by Queensland Flood Plumes – …