Hobart

Photo: Mdavidford Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. Photos Planeta.com Tasmania Tasmania Links Australia

WildOz Links

Image: Wombat Links related to wildoz presented in somewhat random fashion: March 23 #NationalEucalyptDay Maintaining Australia’s Natural Wealth Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation http://aciucn.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Natural-Wealth-KDS.pdf http://aciucn.org.au/ It’s time for an urban revolution! It’s time to take back our streetscapes. https://twitter.com/JWhiteWildlife The environmental sustainability of protected area tourism: towards a concession-related theory of regulation Valentina Dinica Second Sunday …

Launceston

Feral Arts, Cataract Gorge Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). Exploring the Kanamaluka Planeta.com Tasmania Australia Cradle Mountain Wildlife Tourism Australia

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 …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers off the coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The …

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 …

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 …