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Dr Yunupiŋu’s music is steeped in the culture of his people, the Yolŋu of northeast Arnhem Land.
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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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 tiny jumper with a 5 o'clock shadow
A mother and joey enjoy a drizzly cuddle.
AG Reader Mark Iommi found a sheltered spot to capture this dramatic landscape shot.
A game of hide-and-seek with a peacock spider in our latest AG Reader Photo of the Week.
These striking, colourful birds are widespread throughout mainland Australia.
Surging swells and a natural pool in Wyadup Rocks, Western Australia.
A red bell jellyfish makes for a perfect hiding spot for a baby leatherjacket.
When you don’t have eyelids a tongue will do!
An aerial view of Kata Tjuṯa, also known as the Olgas, located about 365km southwest of Alice Springs, NT.
Juvenile Victoria's riflebirds (Ptiloris victoriae) practice their mating dance.
Common tree snakes soak up the sun in Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria.
An eastern water dragon enjoys a regurgitated snack in Gosford, NSW.
On ground still wet from recent spring rains, a brown-blazed wedgesnout ctenotus explores the newly awakened desert flowers in inland New South Wales.