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Why I Don’t CELEBRATE Australia Day

It is nearly time for another Australia Day and all the celebrations that go with it. Contemporary Australia Day is a reflection on the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and is marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming people in to the Australian…

Showing Courtesy at World Heritage Sites

Every World Heritage site you visit will have general rules for your behaviour whilst visiting the site, but what is culturally appropriate and what is not? Respect Behaving appropriately at any World Heritage site all boils down to respect. Respect of the place and respect of the peoples. High levels of visitation, recreational activities, illegal…

AAA/ASHA Conference Cairns 2014

At the end of 2014 I went to my first ever archaeological conference, and it was great! So many people tell you how boring these things are but when it is about something you love then it shouldn’t bore you. As I packed my bags and drove to Cairns with my friend, I was excited…

Bundaberg Heritage Museums

Bundaberg boasts a huge amount of heritage complimented by their historical societies, museums and factories. The Hinkler House and Hall of Aviation, Historical Museum and Fairymead House are all in the same complex as the Botanic Gardens, while the Bundaberg Barrel, Sugar Mill and Distillery are all in the same area. This makes a day…

In Your 20’s… or Not

For those of you who know me, you know that I am an avid fan of travel. I love travel. I love everything that it means and everything that it brings.. With the new year there are many new articles coming out with this in the title “…places to see in your 20’s”…and this makes…

RACQ 150 Must Do’s in Queensland

Check out these 150 things to see and do in Queensland! Agnes Waters/1770 Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks Airlie Beach Lagoon Annual Stockman’s Challenge, Campdraft and Rodeo Artesian Country Tour Australia Zoo Australia’s Country Way Scenic Drive Australian Camp Oven Festival Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and QANTAS Founders Museum Barramundi Fishing, Atherton…

Best Carnivals Around the World

Carnival is the religious festive season which occurs immediately before Lent (the six weeks directly before Easter marked by fasting), traditionally held in areas with a large Catholic and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Orthodox makeup. Cologne, Germany Beginning 11th November and going through winter, Germans celebrate during Karneval, aka Fasching. In cologne events include…

A Year of Blogging

HOLY SMOKES! What a year! It has officially been one year since I clicked SIGN UP to my WordPress account. This year long experience has been an incredible one. One year ago I started my blog – Hypothyroid Archaeologist. At the time I did not really know what I wanted to blog about, just that…

Backpacking Queensland: Sail the Whitsundays

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! We continue our tour of the Queensland east coast, and make our way to the magnificent Whitsunday region encompassing the towns of Bowen, Proserpine, Cannonvale and…

Backpacking Queensland: Mini moke around Magnetic Island

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! 300 kms south of Cairns is our next stop on this backpacking adventure through Queensland, beautiful Townsville and nearby Magnetic Island. Townsville is home to one…

Lest We Forget: Canberra War Memorials

In honour of Remembrance Day you can pay your respects to the service of Australian soldiers by stopping at the Australian War Memorial and ANZAC Parade in Canberra, ACT. ANZAC Parade ANZAC Parade is dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand service people who have fought and died in war. Their memorials line the length…