Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

Brief description

Located within the Country of the Gunditjmara, an Aboriginal nation in the southwest of Australia, the property includes the Budj Bim Volcano and Tae Rak (Lake Condah), as well as the Kurtonitj component, characterized by wetland swamps, and Tyrendarra in the south, an area of rocky ridges and large marshes. The Budj Bim lava flows, which connect these three components, have enabled the Gunditjmara to develop one of the largest and oldest aquaculture networks in the world. Composed of channels, dams and weirs, they are used to contain floodwaters and create basins to trap, store and harvest the kooyang eel (Anguilla australis), which has provided the population with an economic and social base for six millennia.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1577

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Ningaloo Coast

Brief description

This site includes one of the longest near-shore reefs in the world. On land there is a karst system and underground caves. Whale sharks gather annually.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1369

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Ningaloo Reef WA

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Australian Convict Sites

Brief description

The property includes a selection of eleven penal sites, among the thousands established by the British Empire on Australian soil in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1306

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With huge thanks to Disa, who visited the Cascades female prison, and sent some great cards, plus a leaflet which told the story of the site.

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Sydney Opera House

Brief description

Unmistakeable –  a great architectural work of the 20th century. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

Unesco WHS list ref:  166

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From my collection

Sydney Opera House

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Purnululu National Park

Brief description

Located in the State of Western Australia, this national park contains the deeply dissected Bungle Bungle Range composed of Devonian-age quartz sandstone eroded over a period of 20 million years into a series of beehive-shaped towers or cones, whose steeply sloping surfaces are distinctly marked by regular horizontal bands of dark-grey cyanobacterial crust (single-celled photosynthetic organisms).

Unesco WHS list ref:  1094

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Purnululu - Bungle Bungle

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Greater Blue Mountains Area

Brief description

This site consists of 1.03 million ha of sandstone plateaux, escarpments and gorges dominated by temperate eucalypt forest. (Who knew there were 91 types of eucalyptus?!)

Unesco WHS list ref: 917

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Blue Mountains NSW

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