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Sharing our land

OldMum-withjoey_cr-AndreaHylands

IN MEMORIUM THIS WINTER REALLY knocked the old ones. A relentlessly wet and cold winter in the range country surrounding the national capital. We hadn’t experienced weather like this in a decade. Most recently we were battling drought and then fires as elsewhere in Eastern Australia. We share the land here with

How Canberra tells you what to think

mum-and-bub-5_cr-BrettClifton

EVERY MAY MOTHER’S DAY or thereabouts, Canberra politicians, Labor, Green and Liberal, spoil the season by giving thumbs up to what they like to portray as an unremarkable slaughter of our national emblem in the nation’s capital. On public nature reserves, this involves shooting kangaroo families — mums and males —

Introducing the Maliwawa Figures: a previously undescribed rock art style found in Western Arnhem Land

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WESTERN ARNHEM LAND, Northern Territory, has a remarkable range and number of rock art sites, rivalling that of Europe, southern Africa and various parts of Asia. Several thousand sites have been documented and each year new discoveries are made by various research teams working closely with local Aboriginal communities. ABOVE: A

Goodbye Big Fella

joey-at-foot_DBarchiveMay2016_MariaTaylor

Yes, I’m angry. And sad. Sad and disgusted that the politicians and bureaucrats of our national capital Canberra, treat our national emblem, the Kangaroo, (Skippy to fans around the world), like rubbish — to be killed and buried. THE LACK of respect in Australia for our unique wildlife, shown by official

Sanctuaries also need drought support

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RECENTLY, OUR LOCAL Eurobodalla Shire Council hosted ‘Raindance’ to raise funds to be distributed to those affected by drought, with local farmers being the priority. It is understood something like $44,000 was raised at these events which were held simultaneously in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. Most of the money went

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