‘Brown birds in a brown landscape’

Migratory shorebirds are considered our most endangered group of birds. Described as ‘brown birds in a brown landscape’, they are notoriously difficult to identify and are adept at remaining hidden

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‘…a life I could not read’: the significance of eucalypts in Australian culture

I won’t be the last to say it, but it can be easy to forget our eucalypts. Growing up, I took the immense trees that my family were lucky enough

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Painting the Kangaroo Apple

In early 2008, I exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Botanical Art Exhibition in London. The theme for my display of eight paintings was Australian Bush Foods. Completing so

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Conducting our own orchestra

Talia Raso is a sound designer, recordist and editor who has worked on environmental sound projects around the world. She can often be found walking in the bush wearing a

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Wood and stone

I remember when I found my first artefact. It was in a paddock near a dam on a main road. It was a white stone blade about an inch long.

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Wild calling

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” John Muir, Our National Parks, 1901.

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