Science & Environment
Around 450 pilot whales are currently stranded just off Tasmania’s west coast. This is how it happened and how we may be able to rescue them.
Australian Geographic Adventure
Check out these three outdoor escapes in Tasmania. From hiking through ancient wilderness, traversing rugged peaks, camping high in the mountains and paddling one of the world’s best white-water rivers, there’s an adventure for everyone. Start planning!
Check out these six fantastic new adventures, then spend your downtime planning how you’re going to tick off each one!
Copperhead snakes are opportunistic cannibals.
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned that this episode may contain stories and names of deceased persons.
Lyndall Ryan´s interest in the history of Australia has grown since her early days as a scholar researching the history of Tasmania and the consequences of the “Black War” for the local Aboriginal people. Through her work, the historian became heavily invested in the survival stories of Indigenous Australians and the frontier wars, which included acknowledgment of massacres in the early days of the nation. Her research and expertise in the field got her involved in the legendary “History Wars” during the 1990s and early 2000s with other historians. In 2017, Lyndall gained worldwide exposure after she and her team at the University of Newcastle in NSW published an interactive online map of massacre sites in Australia. The map went viral and since its first release has turned into a national project in which Australian´s are helping to tell the whole story of the nation’s past.
Here you can find out more about Lyndall’s work and look at the map:
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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Timber is the star of the extraordinary ‘krakani lumi’ in north-eastern Tasmania.
Nature’s most spectacular light show may make a rare appearance in skies of southernmost Australia.
AGS-sponsored kayakers capture the hidden wilderness of Tasmania’s Gordon River and it’s once-impassable gorges in this short video.
Science & Environment
Defenders of Lake Pedder, which was inundated in 1972, are aiming to submit an Ecological Management Plan to restore the ancient lake by 2021.
If you own a cat, you’re probably used to surreptitiously whisking a harried skink away from the paws of death, leaving a twitching tail behind as a sad consolation prize.