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 …

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 …

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 …

Australia’s Gold Coast

Photo: Michael Dawes, Breaka Pro The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometers (41 miles) south-southeast of Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/vs2DbVac9u14e63a6 Twitter @margokingston1 @VisitGoldCoast @cityofgoldcoast @SusanneBecken @griffith_uni Baseball Recommended Listening Seeking nature on the Gold Coast: paradise …

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 …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Climbing ban in 2019 https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think of the final rush to climb? – BBC Uluru climbing ban: Tourists scale sacred rock for final time – BBC One day out from Uluru …

Adelaide Links

Adelaide Flag Links related to Adelaide, South Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: Time Current local time in Adelaide 2019 Adelaide records hottest day on record Headlines Adelaide’s infamous cock-ups: The lasting legacy of big decisions in the City of Churches http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/tripadvisor-tourist-reviews-of-adelaide-lash-some-of-the-citys-most-popular-attractions/news-story/f82d8e2e74e13bbc67e0ae1c0f0b6c8c http://indaily.com.au/business/media-week/2016/02/19/adelaide-uni-cuts-radio-adelaide-free – @UniofAdelaide @radioadelaide Old ‘red hen’ trains back on the rails in …