New South Wales

Byron Bay Lighthouse New South Wales is in the southeast of Australia with the Pacific Ocean to the East, Queensland to the north and Victoria to the south. 2019 Byron Writers Festival 2019 Google Maps goo.gl/maps Flora Waratahs (Telopea speciosissima) belong to the genus Telopea, in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to a …

Gunditjmara

The Dhauwurd Wurrung, also known as the Gunditjmara, are an Indigenous Australian people of southwestern Victoria. They are the traditional owners of the areas now encompassing Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Woolsthorpe and Portland. Gunditjmara is formed from two words Gunditj an affix signifying ‘belonging’ and mara, their word for an aboriginal person of that area. Embedded …

Garma Festival

Poster Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures is Australia’s largest Indigenous cultural gathering, taking place over four days each August in northeast Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory, Australia. Hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, Garma is a celebration of the cultural traditions of the Yolngu people, and a major community gathering for the clans and …

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 …

Australia

Photo:  Channon Market Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Much of the continent has lain flat for …

Ningaloo Marine Park

Photo: Michael Safe, Reef Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish, colorful coral and the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark. The Ningaloo Marine Park stretches 260km from Bundegi Reef near the town of Exmouth to Amherst Point near Coral …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag Links related to Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: New Features Voice. Treaty. Truth. NAIDOC Week 2019 Constitutional Recognition Native Title Australia Aboriginal Music Welcome to Country Travel Guide Aboriginal Flag NAIDOC: The Australian Aboriginal Flag was designed by artist Harold Thomas and first flown at Victoria Square in …

Australia’s Four Corners

Logo Australia – Since 1961, Four Corners – https://www.abc.net.au/4corners – has been exposing scandals, triggering inquiries, firing debate and confronting taboos. Excellence in journalism and film-making has earned international recognition, winning 44 Walkley Awards, 16 Logies and an array of other international awards. Take a look at the best journalism from the 50th anniversary special …

Voice. Treaty. Truth. NAIDOC Week 2019

Poster: Charmaine Mumbulla, National NAIDOC Poster Competition NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2019 dates: July 7-14. Hashtags: #NAIDOC2019, #NAIDOCWeek. Key Links naidoc.org.au Charmaine Mumbulla 2019 National NAIDOC Poster @naidocweek Announcement from NAIDOC: Source: Voice. Treaty. Truth. We …

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 …