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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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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.
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A brittle star fossil from Western Australia has revealed the starfishes lived 275 million years ago.
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Claire Dunn left the city life to spend a year in the wilderness, surviving without modern luxuries - even matches.
These maps trace the unveiling of Australia, from the fantasies of second-century Egypt to Flinders’ last work.
Meet Eddie, the orphaned baby echidna that Tim Faulkner, AG's 2015 Conservationist of the Year, is hand rearing at home.
Three hundred years of adventures and misadventures to see the Transit of Venus helped us measure the heavens.
Two photographers wait near Hobart for the southern lights, and the rewards are spectacular.
Summer is beach time, but crowds who flock to the coast should beware of the endangered hooded plover.
A voyage to volatile Heard Island by Antarctic veteran Grahame Budd stirs memories of adventures past and raises concerns of challenges to come.
NASA has released a stunning, star-studded photo of the constellation Sagittarius.
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