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The low-down on common bluebottles
Australia's best meteorite craters
Australia is home to many bizarre creatures, but they're no less lovable than our iconic kangas and cuddly koalas. Here are our favourites.
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.
A detailed map highlighting history land exploration in Australia
A detailed map of Australia's largest state by land mass from AG#120
From Jabiru to Kakadu, Litchfield to Uluru, these are just some of the places to visit in the Northern Territory.
This map, from Australian Geographic #125, 2015, details the best locations and attractions the state has to offer.
This map of the Northern Territory, from AG #57 (Jan-Mar 2000) gives a detailed view of the whole state.
This detailed map of Victoria also includes the main roads of southern New South Wales as well as the ACT> From the Apr-Jun 1999 issue of Australian Geographic.
From the Jul-Sep 1999 issue of Australian Geographic, this map of NSW details the state's road systems.
This Red Centre map, from the Jan-Mar 2002 (#65) edition of Australian Geographic details the areas from north of Alice Springs, down to the border of SA.
Swathed in wildflowers and skirted by a spectacular coastline, south-west WA is a naturalist's paradise. See the detail of major roads, and key attractions to visit onthis map from AG70 (Apr-Jun 2003).
This map of Tasmania's south-west World Heritage Areas, from #72 of Australian Geographic (Oct-Dec 2003).