Uluru is the most iconic natural landform in Australia — and its formation is an equally special story of creation, destruction and reinvention. The origins of Uluru (and Kata Tjuta) date back about 500 million years, to around the same time the Australian continent was formed. How much of AyersRead More →

Uluru rock is composed of arkose, a coarse grained sandstone rich in the mineral feldspar. The sandy sediment, which hardened to form this arkose, was eroded from high mountains composed largely of granite. Kata Tjuta rock is a conglomerate – gravel consisting of pebbles, cobbles and boulders cemented by sandRead More →

Baiame Cave is of state significance for its association with the main figure depicted in the cave, believed to be Baiame, who is understood by some Aboriginal people across NSW to be the creator, the ‘Father of All‘, the most important ancestor and law-maker. When was Baiame cave? Baiame Cave—TheRead More →

Uluru is the world’s largest monolith, or, more accurately, an ‘inselberg’ — an isolated mountain or hill rising from a plain in a hot and dry region. How did Ayers Rock get formed? Around 500 million years ago, the whole area became covered in sea. Sand and mud fell toRead More →

Get Wise to Wombats A group of wombats is known as a wisdom. Due to their long digestive process, which can take up to 18 days, and the lack of muscle contraction in their rectum, wombats famously leave cube-shaped scat. What is a wombats home called? The burrows, which areRead More →

Overall, Maryborough is a little bit of a blended town with a higher population than some other towns but not quite as high as bigger city areas of Queensland. For people who are looking for a suburban setting, then Maryborough is the perfect place to live. How safe is Maryborough?Read More →

How long does a currawong live? The average lifespan of this native Australian bird species is 10 years, though some birds have lived for as long as 20 years in the wild. Are currawongs friendly? Friendly, non dive- bombing pied currawongs are out in force at the moment and canRead More →

So, you may also be wondering which birds look like crows. Crow look-alike birds are common ravens, red-winged blackbirds, common grackles, brown-headed cowbirds, western jackdaws, pied currawongs, western rooks, black-billed magpies, alpine choughs, European starlings, and more. Are currawongs friendly? Friendly, non dive- bombing pied currawongs are out in forceRead More →

Currawongs were often shot historically and shooting still occurs occasionally. There is some risk of secondary or non-target poisoning of Currawongs during baiting programs for Black Rats (Rattus rattus) and House Mice (Mus musculus) as Currawongs often take poisoned rats and mice. How do I get rid of currawong? AllRead More →

When thrown properly, boomerangs can be lethal weapons. … Radiocarbon dating, however, showed that Kaakutja died in the mid-13th century, 600 years before Europeans brought metal weapons to Australia. Do boomerangs actually come back? Not all boomerangs are designed to come back. Boomerangs were first invented thousands of years agoRead More →