Yashica #35: Mahons Pool

australia / New South Wales

on this page: recommended listening, headlines
places: everlasting swamp, murwillumbah, sydney, wagga wagga, wollongong
related: Aboriginal Australia, Australia Wildlife, Australia Links
flickrgroup: Ecotourism Oceania
editing: NSW

New South Wales is the most populous state in Australia, located in the southeast of the country, north of Victoria, south of Queensland and east of South Australia.

FYI - @AustraliaGreat spotlights NSW and ACT on Mondays. More info on Google+

Events

March Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that NSW parks play for people, communities and the natural environment. It's also the perfect opportunity to connect with nature by booking one of guided tours or events in your local NSW national park. Hashtag: #ParksWeek; @OEHmedia

Headlines

Snowy Mountains Aboriginal people to be formally involved in managing Kosciuszko National Park
Why national parks will not save our endangered species
Bundian Way preserves and shares Aboriginal culture
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/allowing-fishing-in-marine-parks-hurts-us-all-20131122-2xzra.html
http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/archives/57039

Flickr

pominoz
npws northern fire
state library of nsw
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Flickr Groups

Broken Hill (NSW) Landscapes
Sundancers
Beautiful Great Lakes Manning Regions Of NSW

Facebook

NSW National Parks

Junee

http://www.youmeandjunee.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/visitjunee

Twitter

@destinationnsw
@BigVolcano
@RegionalArtsNSW
@IllawarraFly
@lesley_russell
@OEHmedia
@npansw
@Arts_Factory
@ArtsNSW
@TWSNSW
@statelibrarynsw
@knswb
@NSWTips
https://twitter.com/NCT_NSW

youtube

BigVolcanoNet
NSW National Parks

Wikipedia

New South Wales
Koori
Manly
State of Origin
Waratah
Shute_Shield
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_vs_Country_Origin#2016_City_vs_Country_Match

Cash For Cans

NSW cash for cans: 10 cents for every drink bottle you can find - @smh @KirstyLNeedham
"Despite intense opposition from the drinks industry, the Baird government has chosen to support a community-backed recycling scheme for drink containers, as it seeks to reduce litter by 40 per cent by 2020."
- You had me at community-backed recycling scheme

Indigenous Cultures in NSW (also see Aboriginal Australia)

NSW has the largest Aboriginal population in Australia, and the longest continuous contact between Europeans and Aboriginal people.
http://www.ngaranaboriginalculture.com - @Nngaranculture
http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/news-and-media/media-releases/nsw-aboriginal-tourism-workshop-kicks-today-sydney
Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan 2013 - 2016 - Destination NSW
http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2015/07/27/local-tour-operators-unimpressed-tourism-australias-campaign
http://kotahitourism.com - @Kotahi_Tourism - https://www.facebook.com/kotahitourism
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/corroboree-sydney-indigenous-festival-cancelled-after-funding-dispute-with-nsw-government-20150803-gip65u.html
http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/about-us/strategies-and-plans/aboriginal-tourism-action-plan
Visitor information - Aboriginal culture in Sydney
Visitor information - Aboriginal culture in regional NSW

Aboriginal Tourism - Tourism NSW
Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan
@destinationnsw


rss

Newcastle Sundance Pool
New South Wales - Google News

Audio Tours


Recommended Listening

Where do you belong? - RN's My Place digital storytelling project is all about the meaning we derive from place and belonging. Awaye! presenter Daniel Browning is from Fingal, a sand peninsula on the far north coast of New South Wales between the Tweed River and the Pacific Ocean - a place that is pounded by king tides and battered by erosion.

Historic bushwalking re-enactment celebrates a state's love of conservation @RNBushTele

Private development in national parks: how much is too much? - Hotels, shopping centres, cafes in national parks? That's the future environmentalists fear after the NSW government revisited the rules on allowing private development in national parks. The government says there are safeguards against over-development and that any private investment in national parks will attract more tourists and provide extra money for maintenance. But how much development is appropriate in national parks?

A living harbour - Sydney Harbour is renowned the world over as a stunningly beautiful waterway. Its intricate and intimate coves, deep inlets and tiny beaches, headlands and islands are still lushly vegetated. Its period of industrial use was relatively short-lived, and industrial sites are now being reclaimed as reserves, or for residential development.

The war of the camphor laurels - A million camphor laurel trees have spread throughout the Bellinger valley in northern New South Wales. It’s only taken them a hundred years. As one lover of Australia’s native bush says, 'Big is beautiful in tree aesthetics. To a tree-lover they look magnificent, while to a lover of native forest they look like giant weeds.' Nothing grows under a camphor laurel - or nothing much.

Rock of the ages - Deep in the most inhospitable reaches of the Wollemi National Park northwest of Sydney archaeological survey teams and Aboriginal community members have joined together to map cultural heritage sites in a place described as a world that time forgot. In a secret location, hundreds of spectacular examples of engravings, stencils and rock art have been found.

Locals disgraced by Byron Bay infrastructure - North coast New South Wales locals have joined an online debate, arguing that there needs to be more investment into Byron Bay's infrastructure to cope with increasing tourism.

https://soundcloud.com/abcnsw

Nature NSW Spring 2014 @npansw

Parks and Environment

NPWS manages more than 860 national parks and reserves, that is more than 7 million hectares comprising landscapes from rainforests and rugged bush to coastal landscapes and outback deserts.

Environment Minister Robyn Parker said it was ''committed to increasing access and opportunities for tourism in national parks''. She said there were 18.5 million visits to regional national parks in 2012, up 5 per cent from 2010.
Report's call to open up national parks for more tourism

Office of Environment and Heritage - @OEHmedia
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Our-parks - https://www.facebook.com/NSWNationalParks
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service - http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/contact/socialmedia.htm
Nature Conservation Council NSW
NPA: Tourism Bill Passes - Green Light for Private Development in National Parks
Dr Julia Horne "The Pursuit of Wonder: How Australia's Landscape was Explored, Nature Discovered and Tourism Unleashed"
Australia weighs conservation vs tourism in Blue Mountains
http://internationalrangers.org - https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRangerFederation
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes

National Parks Association of NSW
National Parks Association of NSW is a non-government conservation group that seeks to protect, connect and restore the integrity and diversity of natural systems in NSW and beyond, through national parks, marine sanctuaries and other means.

Nature NSW
Nature NSW - Google Drive

Everlasting Swamp National Park

http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/Everlasting_Swamp_State_Conservation_Area
http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/11/12/4126866.htm
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N1114
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/parkmanagement/SMI/20140156SMIEverlastingSwampSCA.pdf
http://www.pawnation.com/2014/11/12/australia-unveils-new-park-ahead-of-world-parks-congress

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0019

Pillaga National Park / Forest

NSW sawmillers "forced" to destroy the Pilliga forest
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Pilliga-Nature-Reserve
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/pilliga-national-park
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Visitor-centres/Pilliga-Forest-Discovery-Centre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilliga_forest

Visit NSW State Forests
https://www.facebook.com/visitnswforests
https://twitter.com/visitNSWForests

Apps

NSW Parks Audio Tours
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nsw-national-parks-wildlife/id665764670?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mytoursapp.android.app397&hl=en
Produced by http://mytoursapp.com

PARKS

The NSW Government's State Plan seeks to increase visitation to our national parks, and reserves by 20 percent by 2016. To meet this target the government seeks to provide high quality and diverse visitor experiences and promote these special places effectively, while ensuring the protection of their conservation values.
Key recommendations of the report include:

- a focus on iconic experiences in key areas close to Sydney and within three hours drive of major airports in Williamtown, the Gold Coast, Ballina, Coffs Harbour and Canberra;

- clarifying national parks legislation to make sustainable tourism a clear outcome;

- a review of accommodation and leasing policies in our parks to provide a clear understanding of the range of acceptable accommodation options, including huts, standing camps and cabins;

- a state-wide reservation system for accommodation and campsites to allow on-line bookings;

- changes to encourage sustainable nature based tourism outside parks that will encourage visitors into neighbouring areas;

- a calendar of regular events suitable to parks and reserves, such as the recently announced 'Island Hopping' event in Sydney Harbour National Park.

- legislative changes to increase the range of low key tourism experiences and attractions permitted in parks

2012 State of the Environment

NSW cleaner and greener but weeds are on the rise
New South Wales State of the Environment 2012

Environmental Reporting

Ben-Cubby - @bencubby]===More news=== http://www.echonetdaily.net.au - [[http://www.youtube.com/user/echonetvideo

Biodiversity

In NSW, more than 880 species of native plants and animals are threatened with extinction, including the endangered swift parrot. Threatened Species Day -- September 7 -- is a national day held to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger (also known as thylacines) at Hobart Zoo in 1936.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedspecies/ThreatenedSpeciesDay.htm

FYI -

Sharp-fanged fish fossil Mandageria Fairfaxi becomes New South Wales state emblem http://ab.co/1UEemkZ

Libraries

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au
http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/events_talks/events/creating_and_designing_with_digital_collections.html
http://dxlab.sl.nsw.gov.au/high-res-images
@statelibrarynsw
state library of nsw

editing

NSW
Sydney

Bellingen

http://www.bellingenmusicfestival.com.au
The war of the camphor laurels

Bermagui

Four Winds is a biennial festival of classic, cultural and world music. It takes place every second Easter in a parkland bush amphitheatre near Bermagui, amidst the wild beauty of the Sapphire Coast, on the far south coast of NSW.
http://www.bermagui.net
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-05/the-cathedral/2827034
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermagui,_New_South_Wales

Berry

http://www.berry.org.au
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2009/10/26/2724167.htm
http://www.architecture.com.au/awards_search?option=showaward&entryno=2008027977
http://www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/berry/photogallery.asp

Biamanga and Gulaga National Parks

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/jointmanagement/biamangagulagahandback.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iucnweb/sets/72157627390682715

Blue Mountains National Park

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountains_(New_South_Wales)
http://www.visitbluemountains.com.au - https://www.facebook.com/VisitBlueMountains
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/six-foot-walking-track/walking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Foot_Track

Booderee National Park

Booderee is owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and has always been a significant place for Koori people. It has provided sustenance and shelter for its Indigenous inhabitants over hundreds of generations. The park is approximately three hours drive from Sydney and Canberra, located at Jervis Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales between Nowra and Ulladulla.
App: Booderee Birds
Booderee National Park
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/booderee-national-park-how-sydney-would-look-without-development/8331360
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/booderee-two-segment/8317830


Bouddi National Park

Bouddi National Park is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, 44 kilometers northeast of Sydney.
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkhome.aspx?id=N0005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouddi_National_Park
Adventurous spirit, Marie Beuzeville Byles

Bourke

http://backobourke.com.au
Back 'o' Bourke Tails And How To Cook 'Em

Broken Hill

http://www.aicomos.com/2010-outback-and-beyond
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2010/s2881145.htm
http://www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au
http://www.brokenhill.net.au/bhart/main.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dewynter/sets/72157623641069031/
http://www.abc.net.au/brokenhill
Life and Times in the Republic of Broken Hill
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Hill
http://brokenhillaustralia.com.au

Bulahdelah

The tiny NSW town of Bulahdelah argued for two years over a $300 million by-pass of the Pacific Highway. On the one side were Aboriginal protesters and environmentalists, and on the other were locals concerned about the economic future of their town and the carnage on a deadly section of the Pacific Highway. Then came a mysterious bushfire, deliberately lit, which could have served the interests of any one of a number of groups involved in the story. A local, Lachlan Colquhoun, rakes over the coals of this controversy. download audio

Bulga

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/2013-07-14/4812258
http://www.bulgacoal.com.au

Bulli Tops

The Jumbulla Aboriginal Discovery Centre is a brand new attraction located on the Princess Highway at Bulli Tops. The attraction focuses on the social history and culture of the Aboriginal people of Illawarra and the South Coast.

Bundanoon

Bundanoon is probably best known for its annual Scottish cultural festival. But now the town of 2,500 people hopes to make a name for itself for another canny decision. In 2009 the town hopes to become the first community in Australia to ban the sale of bottled water.
Just over 90 minutes travel time from Sydney and Canberra, Bundanoon is accessible via the M5 and the new M7 motorway.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/08/2619705.htm?section=australia
http://www.bundanoon.com.au
http://www.highlandsnsw.com.au/towns/bundanoon.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundanoon,_New_South_Wales

Bundian Way

The Bundian Way stretches runs for 350 kilometers, from the Snowy Mountains to the sea.
Bundian Way preserves and shares Aboriginal culture
Walk with the ancients on the Bundian Way
http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2013/07/22/3808141.htm
http://www.bundianway.com.au
Bundian Way preserves and shares Aboriginal culture

Oswald Brierly and the Bundian Way

http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2015/05/21/4239631.htm

Burke's Cave

The site is on private property, so those wishing to see it need permission and should be accompanied by someone from the Aboriginal community.
An hour drive from Menindee
Long ago it was used by the local Baarkindji people as a place where women went to give birth.
Later it was used as a camp by Burke and Wills on their expedition in 1860.
But these days the main visitors at the site are feral goats, and that's why the Western Catchment Management Authority wants to protect the area.

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2009/s2709458.htm

Byron Bay

Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce
Byron Shire News
Byron Shire Echo
Byron Bay Australia
Rusty's Byron Guide
Byron Bay
Byron Bay.com
Byron Bay - Marcus Endicott
Byron Bay - Big Volcano
Byron Bay - Google News
A Walk in the Park - ABC
Byron Bay named among world's sexiest beach
Secret native title deal divides Byron - The Australian
Prehistoric ride of passage - the Age
Byron Bay
@ByronBayFood
http://www.bayfm.org
http://www.coastalwatch.com/camera/cameras_large.aspx?cam=2200&state=NSW&t=1:17:41%20PM&camName=Byron%20Bay

Canowindra

Canowindra's Age of Fishes Museum
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/attenboroughs-own-discovery-down-under-20130726-2qpy5.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canowindra
http://www.orange-nsw.com/Canowindra_Balloon_Challenge.html

Carinda

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carinda
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-11/bowie-down-under-at-carinda-pub/7082410
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/01/11/world/asia/ap-as-australia-bowie-pub.html

Casino

http://www.casino.nsw.au

Coffs Harbor

@coffscoast
http://www.coffscoast.com.au
http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/coffs-harbour-area/coffs-harbour/attractions/bruxner-park-flora-reserve
http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/coffs-harbour-area/coffs-harbour/attractions/sealy-lookout



Gardens of Stone National Park

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0087
http://www.royalgazette.com/rg/Article/article.jsp?articleId=7da113330030019§ionId=60
http://www.lithgowmercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/no-benefits-in-gardens-of-stone/1715860.aspx
The Gardens of Stone
Exploring the Gardens of Stone, an area rich in geo- and bio-diversity located off the back of the Great Dividing Range, north-west of Lithgow, NSW.

Gundagai

Gundagai Tourist Information Centre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundagai
http://www.visitgundagai.com.au

Gundy

http://www.lingalongainn.com.au - Facebook

Gunnedah

Gunnedah,_New_South_Wales
http://www.infogunnedah.com.au
http://www.gunnedahrugby.com.au
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/07/08/4041389.htm - @abcnewengland

Illawarra Fly

http://www.illawarrafly.com - @IllawarraFly
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/illawarra-fly/3932788
Exploring the Illawarra Escarpment - Steve Allen and Graham Ross lead a bushwalk along the Illawarra Escarpment.
Illawarra Escarpment at OEH

Kosciuszko National Park

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/elsewhere/stories/2010/2830711.htm
Friends of Currango
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosciuszko_National_Park
Beyond settled districts
http://www.australianalps.environment.gov.au/parks/kosciuszko.html
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0018
journey-to-the-roof-of-australia-kosciuszko-national-park

Jervis Bay/Bowen Island

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jervis_Bay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowen_Island_(Jervis_Bay)
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/little-penguins/4488732
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/sense-of-place:-peter-garrett-on-jervis-bay/6888140

Junee

http://www.youmeandjunee.com.au/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g528973-d7694857-Reviews-The_Commercial_Hotel-Junee_New_South_Wales.html

Kiama

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiama,_New_South_Wales

Koreelah National Park

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0141

Lachlan

Lachlan Catchment Management Authority
http://www.lachlan.nsw.gov.au

Lightning Ridge

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-03/dinosaur-fosssils-with-opal-bling-at-lightning-ridge/6065346

Lismore

ABC's Regional Museums Award focuses on museums as story-tellers and local ambassadors, and as planners for future survival. The 2010 winner is the Richmond River Historical Society.
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/breakfast/stories/2010/3000281.htm

Lord Howe Island

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Howe_Island
http://lordhoweisland.info
http://www.lhimuseum.com
Lord Howe Island Museum highlights human impact
LORD HOWE ISLAND - Robyn Williams relaxes by the lagoon to learn about island life from local Ian Hutton, ecologist and climatologist and curator of the Lord Howe Island museum.

Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah Climate Action Knox Park
http://www.peoplesclimate.org.au/other#getup?t=3rneecdgg
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch/World_Climate_Change_rally#getup?t=3rneecdgg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murwillumbah
Skate Park https://katch.me/BigVolcano/v/244ca7fb-2968-3583-9067-e5523b4af5c4

Narrabri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrabri
http://www.abc.net.au/science/photos/2013/08/30/3837097.htm

Newcastle

http://www.newcastlecityfarmersmarket.com.au
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle,_New_South_Wales
Newcastle
http://www.thegreatnorthern.com.au
https://open.abc.net.au/explore/80323
Newcastle Museum
https://www.facebook.com/newcastlemuseum

Nimbin

Hippy counterculture communities thrive 40 years on
Revisiting Nimbin
http://www.aquarius2013.nimbin.nsw.au
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/06/05/3775354.htm
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/australia/nimbinaquarius.html
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/life-on-a-hippy-commune-in-new-south-wales/7380756

Orange

http://www.orange.nsw.gov.au/site/index.cfm
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/rn-first-bite-live-broadcast-and-rn-community-forum-in-orange/4996910
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/10/08/3864767.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rnfirstbite/wine2c-cheese2c-vinegar-and-venison/5026892
@lesley_russell
https://www.facebook.com/OrangeRegionalCookingSchool

Cook Simple Food

Parkes

Recommended listening - The sound of the universe singing
The Dish celebrates half a century of discoveries

The Parkes Observatory, is a 64-metre Telescope used for Radio Astronomy. It is located about 25 kilometers north of Parkes along the Newell Highway, which is approximately 380 kilometres West of Sydney. It is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility, a division of CSIRO

http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au

Countrylink operate a train out of Sydney which connects with a bus to Parkes at either Orange or Lithgow. The combined journey takes about eight hours.

The Parkes Observator is located near Alectown, 25 kilometres North of the town of Parkes which is approximately 365 kilometres West of Sydney. It is 6 kilometers off the Newell Highway, the main road from Parkes to Dubbo. The Shire has a population of 15,000 and the town a population of 10,000.

Penrith

http://www.penrithaustralia.com.au
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrith,_New_South_Wales

Port Macquarie

Harry and Jean Thompson's Caravan Sculpture, Shelley Beach

Riverina

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverina
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/2690356/historic-conargo-pub-goes-up-in-smoke-photos-video

Seal Rocks

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/mid-north-coast/seal-rocks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_Rocks,_New_South_Wales
http://www.northcoastholidayparks.com.au/our_parks/seal_rocks_holiday_park

Shoalhaven

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/ernie27s-dream-machine/4859520
http://shoalhavenbug.com.au
http://www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

Talmalmo

Talmalmo,_New_South_Wales

Taree

http://www.manningrivertimes.com.au

Tweed

The Parks of the Tweed Caldera, a group of 9 national parks and nature reserves in New South Wales (NSW), are linked to the Tweed shield volcano caldera.
http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/pa/pa_paday/?8488/Where-Australia-Wakes-Up
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iucnweb/sets/72157627928812126

Upper Lachlan

The Upper Lachlan Region is located in the Southern Tablelands of NSW at the headwaters of the Lachlan River Catchment. It is defined as the catchment of the Wyangala Dam south of the Abercrombie River, covers an area of 588 114 ha and has an estimated population of 6000.

http://www.upperlachlanlandcare.org.au - Upper Lachlan Landcare Network
@UpperLachlan

Wagga Wagga

Google Map
Many Crows
http://www.wagga.nsw.gov.au
Wagga_Wagga - Wikipedia
http://www.abc.net.au/riverina - @abcriverina
http://waggawagga.tv - @WaggaWaggaTV - http://livestream.com/waggawaggatv
https://www.facebook.com/waggawagga.TV
GRAND FINAL: XXXX Gold Group 9 – Tigers Vs Diesels
http://www.waggawaggaaustralia.com.au - https://www.facebook.com/VisitWaggaWagga
https://open.abc.net.au/explore/101792
http://www.waggawaggaweb.com.au
http://www.thirstycrow.com.au - @TCBrewery
https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-Blamey-Tavern-385078455031547
http://www.gdaypubs.com.au/NSW/wagga+wagga/46780/thomas-blamey-tavern.html
http://www.brothers.com.au
http://www.vichotelwagga.com.au
http://www.wagga.nsw.gov.au
http://www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/city-of-wagga-wagga/recreation/sports-grounds/mcdonalds-park
https://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:00000.1.95911
https://www.facebook.com/RomanosWagga
https://www.facebook.com/hometavern
Wagga Wagga - TripAdvisor



https://twitter.com/ozkitsch/status/859259728102404096

Waitara

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waitara,_New_South_Wales
http://www.redstitches.com.au

Warrumbungle

http://www.warrumbungleregion.com.au
http://www.warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au

Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle National Park is situated 35 km west of Coonabarabran and 80 km from Gilgandra in Central Western NSW.
Warrumbungle National Park-Coonabarabran - Flickr
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkhome.aspx?id=n0035
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Warrumbungle-National-Park

Wellington

http://www.visitwellington.com.au
http://www.visitwellington.com.au/discover/adventure/wellington-caves
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington,_New_South_Wales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_Caves
Where the Stories Come From - On Wiradjuri country, 400 kilometres west of Sydney, the settlement of Wellington was established in 1823. Since then, the history of the Wellington Valley has encompassed convicts, missionaries, farmers and gold seekers. Each group of newcomers came with new government policies and new ways of using the land - laws and activities that irrevocably changed the lives of the Aboriginal people who lived there.

Wilcannia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilcannia,_New_South_Wales
http://www.visitoutbacknsw.com.au/Wilcannia.html

Windsor

Thompson Square, Windsor, NSW - When Lachlan Macquarie began his tenure as Governor of NSW in 1810, the new colony of Sydney was on the verge of famine. Macquarie immediately conducted a review of available land to improve food supplies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor,_New_South_Wales
http://www.hawkesburytourism.com.au

Wollongong

Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 82 kilometers (51 miles) south of Sydney.
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wollongong,_New_South_Wales
http://tourismwollongong.com.au
http://visitwollongong.com.au
http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/botanicgarden/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.uow.edu.au

Kuradji Dreaming: on community, respect and understanding
In 2000, a mostly white community, at Sandon Point near Wollongong, rallied under an Aboriginal flag to try to stop a multi-million dollar housing development, planned for the Sandon Point headland. Some years before, the ancient remains of an Aboriginal 'clever man' or kuradji, had been discovered on the same site, and indigenous activists and local surfers joined forces to oppose the development. Despite years of court challenges and protests, the housing estate went ahead - but down on the beach, in the shadows of the looming steel-and-glass housing estate, the Aboriginal flag still flies. The Aboriginal tent embassy is the richest humpy on the beach, and the legacy of shared community understanding remains.

Woodford

http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com
Woodford and the Quest for Meaning

Wyangala

STOP THE LACHLAN AT WYANGALA OR LET IT ALL GO!
Condobolinargus

Coal

Heart of Australia's coal industry

The website for the Protection League of the coastal shack communities
The Royal National Park website
A Shack by the Sea

Links

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

Forestry

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/forests

Gold MIning

Commercial gold mining began in1851, when Edward Hargraves publicised a payable find near Bathurst, which sparked a national gold rush.

Rugby

http://www.crlnsw.com.au
http://www.waratahs.com.au
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maher_Cup

Universities

http://www.unsw.edu.au
http://www.uow.edu.au
http://www.wetrivers.unsw.edu.au

2010 Outback and Beyond

Royal Zoological Society of NSW

The Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales is a non-profit organisation promoting nature conservation on private land in New South Wales.


Blue Mountains Tourism Ltd
www.visitbluemountains.com.au

Capital Country Tourism
www.visitcapitalcountry.com.au

Central Coast Tourism
www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

Central NSW Tourism
www.centralnsw.com.au

Hunter Regional Tourism Organisation
www.huntertourism.com

Lord Howe Island Tourism Association
www.lordhoweisland.info

Mid-North Coast NSW Tourism
www.midnorthcoastnsw.com.au

New England North West Regional Tourism Organisation www.newenglandnorthwest.com.au

Northern Rivers Tourism
www.northernriverstourism.com.au

Outback NSW Tourism
www.visitoutbacknsw.com.au

Riverina Regional Tourism
www.visitriverina.com.au

Tourism Snowy Mountains
www.snowymountains.com.au

South Coast Regional Tourism Organisation
www.southcoast.net.au

Awards

http://www.nswtourismawards.com.au
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes

Transportation

http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/desktop.html
Tourism and Transport Forum
http://www.transportnsw.info

Tourism Portals

[https://twitter.com/destinationnsw|@destinationnsw]]

Recent Events

October 4-6 Boomerang Festival
https://www.facebook.com/boomerangfest
@boomerangfestvl

Exploring a renaissance of cultural exchange at Boomerang Festival - The new Boomerang Festival, held in Byron Bay, brings together indigenous artists from around the world to showcase ‘the holistic breadth and depth of our Aboriginal culture’. As Indre McGlinn writes, the festival is a celebration of cultural exchange, reconnection and performance.

Buzzword Bingo

Koala - Manly - NSW - Shute_Shield - Sydney

Slideshare



Bald Rock is the largest single granite rock in the southern hemisphere.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21625419@N06/16169601925

Photos

Waratah Rovers Bicycle Club (WRBC) on tour. Sydney - Campbelltown - Appin - Bulli - South Coast. Photo taken at Picton - Picton, NSW, October 1900

Bondi Beach / photograph by Hall & Co.

2015 Election

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales_state_election,_2015
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-state-election-2015/nsw-state-election-2015-live-blog-wednesday-march-25-20150325-1m6vxr.html
http://www.votensw.info

Green Globes Awards

Published on Jun 29, 2015

NSW Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mark Speakman is looking forward to seeing as many Green Globe nominations as possible. Will yours be one of them? Nominations for July 13. Details:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes
@greenglobeaward




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