Flinders Ranges
australia / South Australia

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editing: South Australia

FYI - @AustraliaGreat spotlights South Australia on Fridays. More info on Google+

Events

March Womadelaide - Twitter - Facebook - Green and Global
October Adelaide Festival of Ideas - @ideasadelaide

Headlines

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-09/goyders-line-farming-against-the-odds/8336820
whale-watcher-terry-hardy-tells-his-tale-of-remote-living
An Indigenous curator for Indigenous artefacts: South Australia breaks new ground
south-australia-the-frontier-state-for-transforming-an-industrial-economy
South Australia’s Remote Communities Safe for Now - Caama
Kate-Humble-sees-South-Australias-wild-side.html
sa-pastoral-property-nilpena-holds-animal-fossils/4862432
heaps-bad-sa-brand-causes-social-media-meltdown

Spotlight: Maralinga

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/local/sundaynights/201508/r1462370_21323760.mp3
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-05/traditional-owners-given-maralinga-unrestricted-access/5865048
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maralinga
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_nuclear_tests_at_Maralinga
http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/maralinga-how-british-nuclear-tests-changed-history-forever
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs129.aspx
http://www.arpansa.gov.au/pubs/ba
http://www.kangarooislandwildernesstrail.sa.gov.au/home
sics/maralinga.pdf

Kangaroo Island

http://indaily.com.au/news/2016/05/31/new-trail-to-immerse-hikers-in-kangaroo-islands-rugged-beauty

Nice tweets if you can get 'em (Kangaroo Island)

Recommended listening

ABC Adelaide
Rural ABC South Australia
http://boringadelaide.com.au - @BoringAdelaide
'Digging up the Dirt' A Heritage Tour of Brompton- Brompton is a historic, small inner city suburb laid out in the 1840s as part of the Town of Hindmarsh. This self-guided walking tour explores Brompton and touches on the memories of those who have called in home.
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2009/02/11/2488281.htm
The Barossa - earmarked for world heritage listing
Lake Eyre - In two weeks' time the Arabunna people of South Australia will be formally recognised as the native title owners of a huge slab of that state, including Lake Eyre. Attending the ceremony and celebration will be photographer Peter Elfes, whose aerial photography of the 'green desert' and water-filled lake is exciting national and international interest.
Arabana handback - After fighting their case for almost 15 years in the courts, the Arabana people have finally won their land back. The handback includes Lake Eyre - and as part of the agreement the Arabana are also now the leaseholders of the remote Finniss Springs pastoral station.
Yulu's coal - part one - The story of the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Ranges.

Speaking Kaurna - The Kaurna language of the Adelaide Plains is being revitalised and it's the younger generations who are leading the way. A dedicated group of linguists at the University of Adelaide and local Kaurna people have used documents retrieved from the other side of the world to recreate the language that was once considered to be extinct.

Eruption, explosion and river erosion - Australian rocks bear the scars of the some most dramatic events in the history of planet earth. Prepare yourself for the boom!

Recommended Reading

Integrated Strategic Tourism Plan - Flinders Ranges and Outback SA
http://www.portaugusta.sa.gov.au

Flickr

bookabee_tours_australia
State Library of South Australia


Adnyamathanha

Aboriginal and Indigenous Culture

South Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Consultative Body

Spotlight on the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Site
http://www.mid-murray.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=939
http://us.southaustralia.com/info.aspx?id=9004072
Ngaut_Ngaut_Interpretive_Project_Collaboration_and_mutually_beneficial_outcomes

Adnyamathanha

adnyamathanha

New Champion - Wilpena Pound Resort, SA
Wilpena Pound is a 800 million year old natural amphitheatre situated in the heart of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, 430 kilometres north of Adelaide. It is known locally as Ikara, and is the traditional homeland of the Adnyamathanha (Yura) people who own and operate the Wilpena Pound Resort.


The Wilpena Pound Resort includes hotel rooms, ‘glamping’ safari tents and campsites. As one of only a few Aboriginal owned and operated resorts, the hallmark feature of the resort is its Aboriginal cultural experiences. Visitors can take a journey with Yura people to uncover the rich history and mystique of ancient and contemporary Aboriginal culture and gain an insight into the land of the Yura.



Museums

http://museumsaustralia.org.au - @MA_SouthAust
https://twitter.com/johncarty77

Nature

Conversation SA - @ConservationSA
http://www.trendsa.org.au - https://twitter.com/trend_science - Citizen Science

Tourism Portals

http://www.southaustralia.com - @southaustralia
http://tourism.sa.gov.au/news-and-media/news

Travel Companies

http://bookabee.com.au
http://www.wildernesswanders.com.au - http://www.youtube.com/user/wildernesswanders - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilderness-Wanders-Sightseeing-and-Outdoor-Adventures/100101818934

Facebook

Aboriginal Lands Trust of South Australia
South Australian Aboriginal Education & Training Consultative Body

Twitter

@ConservationSA
@fuse_festival
@SA_TIC
@Ri_Aus
@tourismsa
@southaustralia
@BookabeeYura

YouTube

south australia travel

References

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=5

Wikipedia

Adnyamathanha
Eyre Peninsula
Oodnadatta Track
South Australia

AFL

http://www.afc.com.au
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdelaideCrows/posts

Parks

http://www.parks.sa.gov.au
https://www.facebook.com/ParksSA
Tourism worries over marine zones - ABC (2011)

Nature Foundation South Australia

http://www.naturefoundation.org.au
https://twitter.com/naturefsa
https://www.facebook.com/NFSAI

Heysen Trail
http://heysentrail.asn.au/

Zoos

https://www.zoossa.com.au
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-16/zoos-sa-records-operating-surplus-after-panda-financial-pain/7034190
Adelaide Zoo - @ZoosSA

Adelaide

adelaide

Andamooka

http://andamooka.sa.au
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andamooka,_South_Australia
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-15/tourism-push/6700308

Barossa Valley

South Australia's Barossa Valley preparing for World Heritage Listing
The Barossa - earmarked for world heritage listing

Ceduna

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceduna,_South_Australia

Eyre Peninsula

http://www.southaustralia.com/EyrePeninsula.aspx
Eyre Peninsula - Wikipedia
Nowhere Else a steal for tourists

Flinders

Flinders University

Goolwa

Goolwa,_South_Australia

Innamincka

The Dig Tree, where Burke and Wills camped before their trek to the Gulf, is still there today on the banks of Cooper Creek, near Innamincka. This Coolibah tree estimated to be around 250 years old.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innamincka,_South_Australia
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2010/s3086882.htm

Lake Acraman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acraman_crater
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=42813
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11489673/Largest-ever-meteorite-crater-found-in-Australian-outback.html
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/geology-of-south-australia/8716960

Lake Eyre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Eyre
http://www.lakeeyrebasin.org.au
http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Flinders_Ranges_Outback/Lake_Eyre_National_Park
http://www.lebmf.gov.au
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/lake-eyre/3998730
http://www.arabunnatours.com.au

Morgan

http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/samurraydarlingbasin/home - @nrsamdb

Murray River

Australia's largest river is the Murray River. The mouth is the point where the river meets the southern Indian Ocean, near the town of Goolwa in South Australia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_River
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Mouth
http://www.murrayriver.com.au
https://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2010/09/the-murray-a-fresh-perspective

Naracoorte

Naracoorte Caves National Park

Nullabor National Park

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Eyre_Peninsula/Nullarbor_National_Park
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nullarbor_National_Park
http://www.protectedplanet.net/nullarbor-national-park
https://plus.google.com/103375962898800201651/about?gl=us&hl=en
http://www.nullarbornet.com.au/towns/headBight.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_of_the_Bight

Nullarbor Plain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nullarbor_Plain
http://www.nullarborroadhouse.com.au -
https://twitter.com/NullarborRH


Oodnadatta

http://www.smh.com.au/national/end-of-the-roadhouse-for-pair-who-made-desert-bloom-20130111-2clc3.html

Port Adelaide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Adelaide

Port Agusta

Port Augusta is located on the quiet waterways at the head of the Spencer Gulf, in close proximity to the Flinders Ranges. Off to the west and southwest lie a range of hills which once marked the territory of the Nukunu Aboriginal tribe to the northwest are two remarkable flat-topped mounts, peacefully lying underneath the sky's vast blue canopy.
http://www.portaugusta.sa.gov.au

Port Augusta is located 68 kilometers northeast of Iron Knob and 300 kilometres north of Adelaide.
Port Augusta reimagines - 360 At the tip of the Spencer Gulf, where the desert meets the sea, highways and train tracks converge from every direction. Here at the crossroads of Australia Tony Collins presents a layered history of a town in flux. As the much vaunted mining boom approaches the northern region of South Australia, a run down rail town prepares to reinvent itself. But the mistakes of the distant past have been repeating themselves with every generation. What will it take to get it right? Explore the collective imagination of the people and the place when Port Augusta Reimagines.
http://www.nullarbornet.com.au/towns/ptAugusta.html
http://www.wadlata.sa.gov.au
http://www.portaugusta.sa.gov.au
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Augusta,_South_Australia
http://www.aalbg.sa.gov.au
http://www.umeewarramedia.com
Business in Port Augusta

Spencer Gulf

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-20/welcome-back-giant-cuttlefish/5464518
http://www.whyallacuttlefish.com



William Creek

http://williamcreekhotel.net.au
http://www.wrightsair.com.au
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Creek,_South_Australia
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bookabee_tours_australia/4866127586

Willunga

http://willungafarmersmarket.com.au - https://www.facebook.com/WillungaFarmersMarket

Witchelina reserve

A huge outback property more than twice the size of greater Adelaide has become Australia's newest reserve, protecting much needed habitat for species such as the magnificent peregrine falcon and the vulnerable dusky hopping mouse. On the eve of World Environment Day, Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett launched Witchelina reserve. At more than 4,200 square kilometers, it is the largest property ever purchased for the National Reserve System through Caring for our Country. The Nature Foundation SA bought the former sheep and cattle station near Leigh Creek with private donations and almost $2 million from the Australian Government. Witchelina helps build a wildlife corridor from Lake Torrens to the Northern Territory border, giving native species room to adapt in the face of a changing climate, fire and drought and the world's first transcontinental habitat corridor, from Port Augusta to Arnhem Land, the Trans-Australia Eco-Link. Witchelina's stony plains shelter the leathery gibber dragon and its red sand dunes are home to huge burrowing frogs. River red gums and acacia scrub provided habitat for rare species such as the nationally vulnerable thick-billed grass wren and the blue winged parrot which visits in winter. The new reserve adds an extra 50 percent to the amount of protected habitat in one of Australia's most under-conserved areas, the Flinders Lofty Block bioregion, so it is important on a national scale.The Nature Foundation would actively manage Witchelina as part of Australia's National Reserve System.
http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/garrett/2010/mr20100604.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2010/06/04/2918791.htm

Woomera

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/summerfeatures/space-junk/5151626
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woomera,_South_Australia

Coorong National Park - Wikipedia
Coorong National Park
River's End

editing

South Australia

Aug 18 Everything comes down to poo... right? Morgan, South Australia
Eventbrite

Everything comes down to poo... right?
As part of Science Week 2015 and funded through Inspiring Australia, Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin (NRSAMDB) would like to invite 8 volunteers to join our best experts in poo collection for reserach purposes as part of Poo Patrol. Ok they are actually two of Australia's biggest experts on Southern Hairy Nose Wombats but to study these and other creatures living in South Australia they have to collect their poo or in technical terms scat.
We are looking for 8 daring adventurers who would like to don some gloves and join experts David Taggart (University of Adelaide) and Elisa Sparrow (NRSAMDB) in a paddock somewhere near Morgan, South Australia as they search for poo samples from animals such as wombats, kangaroos, snails and rabbits. Join David and Elisa on site where they will give you a brief introduction to the animals, their lifestyles and their poos - shapes, sizes and smells. Then with buckets in hand you will visit areas around warrens and paddocks where these animals are believed to be living with the possability of spotting the odd one or two in the process... but no promises. Once this poo is collected David will be taking it back to the University for analysis to search out things like what is the animals diet, what are they eating and how much. This may take a few weeks but we will ensure to contact you later in the year and let you know the results of your 'research' in to poo.
After a morning of poo collection a light lunch will be provided as a thank you and through out the morning snacks and water will be available (but please wash your hands first).
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in wildlife, their habits especially toilet or someone thinking of a very bizarre career change. There is no age limit however children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and its should be noted that this research takes place in paddocks and on uneven ground so you must be able to walk on challenging surfaces and for a period of time. Some bending and kneeling on wet, damp or rocky surfiices may also be required.
Once registered you will be contacted by Elisa about the exact meeting location and any other important details such as appropriate clothing needed and what you may need to bring.
  • The Inspiring South Australia program is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, the State Government of South Australia through the Department of State Development, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University and the South Australian Museum.

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Photos


Outback Highways SA

Port Adelaide Football Club, 1914

Day 2 - Woomera Missile Park

Wheel barrow race with horses at the Royal Adelaide Show

tweets





http://www.aridrecovery.org.au - @AridRecovery


Proclamation Day


Proclamation Day in South Australia celebrates the establishment of government in South Australia as a British province. The proclamation was made by Captain John Hindmarsh beside The Old Gum Tree at the present-day suburb of Glenelg North on 28 December 1836. The proclamation specified the same protection under the law for the local native population as for the settlers. The date 28 December as a public holiday in South Australia was modified to the first otherwise working day after the Christmas Day public holiday (i.e. usually 26 December). Formal ceremonies involving the most senior current officials and politicians, followed by public celebrations, continue to be held at the still-extant Old Gum

Happy Proclamation Day South Australia! Proclamation Day in South Australia celebrates the establishment of government in South Australia as a British province. The proclamation was made by Captain John Hindmarsh beside The Old Gum Tree at the present-day suburb of Glenelg North on 28 December 1836. The proclamation specified the same protection under the law for the local native population as for the settlers. The date 28 December as a public holiday in South Australia was modified to the first otherwise working day after the Christmas Day public holiday (i.e. usually 26 December). Formal ceremonies involving the most senior current officials and politicians, followed by public celebrations, continue to be held at the still-extant Old Gum Tree at Glenelg on 28 December. The proclamation was printed by Robert Thomas (1782–1860), who came from England with his family on the Africaine, arriving at Holdfast Bay on 8 November 1836. Thomas brought with him the first printing press to reach South Australia. The press was a Stanhope Invenit No. 200, and was on display in the State Library until 2001. It may be surmised[by whom?] that, from the quilled text of the proclamation provided to him by the officials, it was Thomas himself who made a more striking layout for print, later most familiar to the public. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_Day #southaustralia #adelaide #radelaide #proclamation #hindmarsh #glenelg #oldgumtree #gumtree #holdfastbay

A photo posted by Australia Great (@australia_great) on Dec 27, 2015 at 5:32pm PST




Filing
Human activity in SA dates back as far as 20,000 years, with flint mining activity & rock art in the Koonalda Cave on the Nullarbor Plain.


The piping shrike is the unofficial bird emblem of South Australia and also appears on the State Badge.

The complete coastline of South Australia was first mapped by Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin in 1802.

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