Australia

Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia a Must-Watch

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This spring, Acorn TV proudly premiered the three-part docuseries Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia. In this gorgeously shot new documentary, Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) is on a quest to discover the islands of Australia. There are over 8,000 to choose from, and Martin visits 16 that offer a cross-section of island life. Along the way, he learns about the diversity, history, and challenges of island life Down Under.

I caught the bus to Sydney

I caught the bus to Sydney, one morning last week. Canberra to Sydney. A taxi pick up at 5 AM. I have a penchant for being early. Although it is only a five minute ride to the bus depot, I bring a book and make sure I am there on time. Well, before time actually, but it gives me time for that pre-journey "P" (there are three Ps in Peppinck, and that is about right for the journey!). Perhaps one aboard the swaying bus, and as the terminus for our journey is Central station, there are plenty of facilities there!

A Bed in the Bush at Boorawa

Being again a singleton for the first time in 50 years, I have been peripatetic in my wanderings, leaning on the goodness of friends for a bunk till my place becomes available in a leafy Canberra suburb. My wayward wanderings have allowed me to stay in a friend's country property in good crop and sheep country. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Outback Australia

by Stacey Ebert / Dec 05, 2016 /
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When I was younger, my Dad talked a lot about how he loved and wanted to visit the land out west in the United States. He liked the stories of tradition, the love of the land, and the great open spaces where people and animals roamed for miles. I was often happier on the coasts, as the ocean and her lapping waves provided the serenity I needed, but I knew there was more. From the minute I first set foot in Australia, over a decade ago, I knew there was more to the country than the coast.

Nature Explorers – Igniting children’s learning naturally

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Nature Explorers is a nature based preschool program available for children who currently attend Pottsville Community Preschool in Pottsville, NSW, Australia.

Discrimination and Displacement: Life for the Aboriginal communities of Western Australia

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Please support 'This Is My Country,' a photobook by Ingetje Tadros on Indiegogo

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

by Stacey Ebert / Mar 07, 2016 /
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“I haven’t been everywhere…but it’s on my list” (Susan Sontag). As a traveler, in some way shape or form, this thought may have popped into your brain – it’s certainly bounced around in mine. As a former social studies teacher, a conversation based around where I (and my students) have been and want to go in the world could arise at any time. Studying Ancient China, they may ask if I’ve stood on the Great Wall. When researching monotheistic religions, they may ask if I’ve seen Jerusalem’s sacred sites.

Winding, Whining, and Wining: Mudgee and the Hunter Valley

Where are we, Phineas?

“Haven’t the foggiest,” I retorted in the best of literary fashion, “but looking at the GPS I think that we are going around the Blue Mountains in 80 kilometres.”

Morning mist in Broke, Australia

Morning mist in Broke, Australia

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Melbourne, Australia

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Last week I caught up with a former high school student who happened to be in San Diego, California for a visit. Now a twenty-something graduate assistant and student finding her way in the world, we spent the day discussing travel wishes, living in new cities, dreams, opportunities, and how learning should be fun.

6 Ways to Get Around Australia

by Bert Maxwell / Jul 02, 2013 /
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Australia is a big place. Often, when travelers head there, they think of going to one place. But imagine exploring Australia – in a variety of ways! There are so many different ways to get around Australia – and as you know, the journey is the best part! You will find that your travel stories will be much richer, for the diversity of your experiences.

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