Great Ocean Road

Photo: 2018 The Great Ocean Road opened in 1932, and was built entirely by hand, and today the Great Ocean Road is one of the Australia’s top tourism attractions. Tourism Portals visitgreatoceanroad.org.au @VstGreatOceanRd Recommended Listening The world’s longest war memorial turns 100 – The Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and …

The Otways

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Apollo Bay, Victoria FYI Cape Otway lies at the southern most extent of the world-famous Great Ocean Road in Victoria’s Southwest. Great Otway National Park http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/great-otway-national-park Facebook @ParksVictoria Conservation Ecology Centre http://www.conservationecologycentre.org – Facebook – @ConservationEC Tweets by ConservationEC Related: http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/the-otways-conservation-ecology-centre-interview-with-lizzie-corke/ Cape Otway Lighthouse The Cape Otway Lighthouse sits on the most …

Victoria Australia Links

Victoria Flag Links related to Victoria, Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Remembrance Day: Wycheproof Avenue of Honour rediscovered after 90 years in the wild http://vicnature2050.org 2015 Community Environment Recognition Awards Aussies are sports mad, but Victorians are the clear winners Nine hundred giant native trees felled in VicRoads planning blunder – The Age …

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 …

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 …

Victoria, Australia

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Split Point Lighthouse Victoria is located in the southeastern corner of Australia and has a total area (land + sea) of 237,629 km², which is about 3% of Australia’s total area. In this relatively small state, mammal, bird, and reptile fauna are rich and diverse. Cities Melbourne, Australia Features The Otways Great Ocean …

Westography

Screenshot: Flickr albums This week (October 2018) on Radio National: Michael Mackenzie visits Australian photographer Warren Kirk whose work is one of the highlights on Flickr. ‘Westography’ documents the fading social landscape of the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne and the western arc of country Victoria, Australia. Recommended Listening: Saving ancient suburbia one photo …

Victoria, British Columbia

Photo: Ken Lund, Victoria Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast. Key Links https://www.tourismvictoria.com – https://twitter.com/victoriavisitor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria,_British_Columbia Official website – https://twitter.com/CityOfVictoria Victoria Chamber of Commerce Olympic Rain Shadow http://www.olympicrainshadow.com/olympicrainshadowmap.html http://www.olympicrainshadow.com/sequimweather.html#forecast http://komonews.com/weather/faq/what-is-the-olympic-rain-shadow Planeta.com British Columbia Canada Canada …

Gundijtmara

Indigenous Peoples The Gunditjmara are an Aboriginal Australian people of southwestern Victoria. They are the traditional owners of the areas now encompassing Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Woolsthorpe, and Portland. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.standard.net.au/story/4701465/new-gunditjmara-ceo-open-to-change Wikipedia Gunditjmara – Wikipedia Planeta.com Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia Victoria