“The bird and the businessman”

Steve Cannane talks on Radio National  (792am) Background Briefing 8am Sunday December 9 and replayed Monday 2pm and Tuesday 12am discussing "A rare blow-by-blow inside account of how power and influence is wielded in a sensitive environmental approval process" Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/pg/Redlands2030/posts/ https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/the-bird-and-the-businessman/10588700?fbclid=IwAR1Umwre7mnYXZ1871ww8O4MDb37WOs2bR6dsCaNzjqfn2141RTCNjUyeJo

Where Song Began

‘Where Song Began’ is a musical celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world. ‘…an unforgettable and inspiring work, that captivated the audience ’ '...it moved me to tears... I left feeling I had been sung to by the country' Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins …

Virtual Oceans

Long discussion has happened on Minjerribah about a learning centre, part of the Economic Transition Strategy away from mining set to end in 2019. Talk in the community is that QYAC Native Title Corporation is likely to build a Whale Learning Centre up at Point Lookout on the old tennis courts. Other than the skeletal …

Magic Tree

Toondah Harbour has its own magic tree, hidden between harbour car park and G. J. Walter Park it is all but invisible to those coming and going, but for tree climbers and young at heart. "Ficus macrophylla, commonly known as the Moreton Bay fig or Australian banyan, is a large evergreen banyan tree of the …

Hilliards Creek

Upon arrival at the Bligh Street access to Hiliards Creek a resident Striated Heron offers a greeting of sorts. Like an old man with hunch back, he lurks, amidst mangroves foraging on mudflats. Its depth and protected tidal pull is such that paddling is effortless. A well worn thoroughfare for first nation peoples and also …

Moogarrapum Creek

Despite it's water quality rating of D, Moorgurrapun Creek it's mangroves and ca is home to a community ofturquoise winged Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) amidst the Casuarina equisetifolia (or Australian pine tree which is a she-oak species or Billa in local language). Uncle Bob Anderson reflects that this name in language means dugong delicacy. Erosion, …

Cassim a History

THomas Welsby states in his Recollections of the Natives of Moreton Bay. Together with some of their names and Customs of Living delivered before the University Historical Society in 1967 that "At that time, i.e., about 1879, there were many natives at Amity, some of the real dark old-day men, and as the moon was …

Flyway

There are 500 000 migrating birds leaving Australian shores every year. The Australasian Flyway encompaces 22 countries, and is a 25 000 km round trip. But many birds spend most of their time here. There are 35 different species and their survival is dependent on habitat preservation. Moreton Bay shore lines are under threat from …