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The low-down on common bluebottles
Australia's best meteorite craters
Clive Phillips argues in favour of a major shift away from the role of zoos as visitor attractions. He says, instead, zoos should reestablish themselves as important educational facilities.
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine began publication in 1787 and intended to familiarise its readers with plants from all over the Empire, which it presented as floral paintings by noted artists who, previously had only been accessible by an affluent audience. Its publication saw their work accessible by a wider audience with a growing interest in exotic species.
A Celebration of Australian Flowers – Curtis’s Botanical Magazine is running at the Redbox Gallery until 30 November 2017 Mrs Macquaries Rd. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Propellers and porcupines, hairpins and tennis balls — the common names for some of Australia's 78 species of banksia speak volumes about their distinctiveness and diversity. All but one — the tropical banksia — are found only in Australia. South-western WA hogs most of the limelight with more than 80 per cent of species. What appears to be one large, showy flower is actually a dense cluster of up to several thousand individual blossoms. Their nectar once provided a sweet treat for Aboriginal people, who sucked the flower spike or soaked it in water to make a drink. After flowering, the spike develops into a woody cone with tightly closed follicles, each containing one or two 'winged' seeds.
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This species of tube-nosed bat resembles a certain Jedi master, quickly making it an internet sensation.
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Rock climbing legend Paul Pritchard is touring Australia talking about his incredible journey in a series of speaking events called 'Beyond Doing It Scared'.
A week without wi-fi and telly might sound like a challenge for some families, but with so much to see and do, Lord Howe Island makes it easy.
A beautifully created deck of cards featuring images from the Australian Geographic image library
Don’t be a galah or get into a barney over the meaning of a word or saying, instead take a gander at this! We’ve got the language of Oz covered in this dinkum collection of Aussie slang, from ‘act the goat’ to ‘grab some zeds’
This versatile and lightweight backpack can be used for many purposes from bush walking to an overnight stay or as your daily travel bag for work.
This stylish and versatile two piece travel set is perfect for an overnight stay or weekend getaway.
Made of a lightweight and durable fabric, this stylish, slimline trolley case is perfect for leisure or business travel.
This Australian Geographic navy umbrella features a map of Australia design on the inside, elegant wooden handle and our logo on the outside. The logo changes colour from white to red when wet – making this a truly unique gift. With a large 58cm diameter when open it will be great for keeping you dry on those rainy days.
Modern design meets state-of-the-art digital cartography in this beautifully finished globe which detail countries, borders, capitals and major cities. Simple, inclination mounting on chrome plated axis make the globes easy to view.
Modern design meets state-of-the-art digital cartography in this beautifully finished globe which detail countries, borders, capitals and major cities. Simple, inclination mounting on chrome plated axis make the globe easy to view.
Accurately plan your activities without fear of the weather. This portable weather station gives information about all aspects of the weather – current conditions as well as upcoming conditions.
A handy two-in-one gift that's great for picnics, sporting events, camping, school carnivals, gardening and the beach. Perfect for keeping food and drinks cool.
The Clock and Compass set makes a perfect accessory for an office desk, or functional and elegant adornment for a book shelf. The case is sculpted from genuine plantation hardwood, and is sanded, stained and finished with lacquer for a pine grade finish.