Check out this floating eco-home in the middle of the largest coral reef in the world! 😱
From daring rescues to medical breakthroughs, here are 12 of the happiest stories of 2021; Chelsea Cox; USA Today
There was good news this year, from a patient cured of HIV, a 105-year-old runner setting a record and a missing dog saving a family from a fire.
UNESCO Workshop considers national and regional priorities for World Heritage in the Pacific; Ko Hon Chiu Vincent; Unesco
From historic railway day trips to trans-continental tracks, James Draven reveals the best train journeys in Australia.
A tremor 10 km depth was recorded west off Macquarie Island in the South Pacific Ocean, 1,600km southeast of Tasmania.
This UNESCO World Heritage listed site features more than 30,000 years of Gunditjmara history can runs guided tours.
Source: Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
After the Australian government returned the land to the Kuku Yalanji people, Steven Scott delves into its cultural heritage
Consulting with community to understand heritage values during the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne (Australia); Amanda Bacon; Unesco
Celebrating K’gari: why the renaming of Fraser Island is about so much more than a name; Rose Barrowcliffe; The Conversation
Fraser Island was renamed to the original Butchulla name, K’gari. Returning to original place names is a significant step in First Nations people maintaining cultural identity in Australia.
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The UNESCO World Heritage area centred on Fraser Island has reverted to the name used by its traditional owners: K’gari, meaning ‘paradise’.
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JOHN BORTHWICK looks at some great Australian islands to keep in mind for future travel — no passport required!
Source: A riot of islands
The World Heritage List is not just a series of landmarks, but a collection of places that tell our story, charting the history of the planet, in all its naturally-formed and human-made forms.
The list includes Westminster and Downing Street in London…
Mungo ancestral remains reburial proposal disrespects the Elders’ original vision; Michael Westaway, Doug Williams & Jason Kelly; The Conversation
Plans are progressing to rebury the remains of some of Australia’s most significant inhabitants. But scientists say this will see the potential to learn more about the origins of humanity vanish.
Bob Carr calls for Unesco to recognise ‘urgency of threat’ facing world heritage-listed Blue Mountains; Bob Carr; Guardian
Former NSW premier says the proposal to raise Warragamba Dam wall is undermining environmental protections of region…