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 …

Burrup Peninsula

Photo: NASA, Dampier Area, Western Australia Wikipedia: Murujuga, usually known as the Burrup Peninsula, is an island in the Dampier Archipelago, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, containing the town of Dampier. Originally named Dampier Island after the English navigator William Dampier, it lies 3 km off the Pilbara coast. In 1963 the island …

Melbourne, Australia

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Coop’s Shot Tower Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The world city continues to reinvent itself and global perceptions of it. Melbourne is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip, with its City Centre situated …

Heard Island

Photo: Eddie Australia’s tallest mountain is located off the mainland on a remote island with an active volcano. Key Links http://heardisland.antarctica.gov.au Management plan Elsewhere on the Web http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=577 Heard Island Expedition Fan page Headlines Australia’s Heard Island: A mysterious land of fire and ice – @abcrural Wikipedia: The Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands …

Mabo Day

Photo: Mike Coghan, Two Nations Australia – June 3 is Mabo Day which marks the anniversary of the landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal fiction of terra nullius. The Mabo Oration is a biennial event presented by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and QPAC. It celebrates and pays tribute to …

Western Australia

Photo: Mark Pegrum, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton Western Australia is the country’s largest state, covering the western third of the continent of Australia. Geography Western Australia is the country’s largest state. Desert occupies most of the territory. Among the natural highlights: The Kimberley Western Australia is bordered by South Australia and the Northern Territory. Timor …