Category: Australian Information

Blogs about Australia

Australian Essential Oils General Uses

July 12th, 2017 by

Australian Essential Oils General Uses Air Purifier Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum, Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Niaouli, Rosalina Anxious Anise Myrtle Aphrodisiac Buddha Wood, Emerald Cypress, Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Australian Sandalwood Calming Anise Myrtle, Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum, Fragonia, Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Rosalina Cooling Australian Sandalwood, Eucalyptus Australiana, Concentration […]

The Myrtle Sisters – Anise, Honey, Lemon, Rose

November 27th, 2016 by

The myrtle family (Myrtaceae) contains about 150 genera and 3,300 species of trees and shrubs. Its members are widely distributed in the tropics and characteristically feature leathery leaves with oil glands. Several are useful as spices, and a number of species are economically important as timber trees. The following is a list of some of […]

Australian Essential Oil History

October 31st, 2016 by

Australian Essential Oil History Tribute to  Traditional Owners – First, Native Nation Contrary to the world’s belief and the little known fact, Australian Indigenous – Aboriginal peoples had the first natural medicine trading industry in Australia. They taught our early settlers how to use their medicine to heal wounds, colds, sore muscles, skin problems and […]

Australia’s oldest medicine

October 22nd, 2016 by

Tea tree: Australia’s oldest medicine The Macleay Museum holds a significant collection of objects representing the rich diversity of Aboriginal cultural knowledges relating to Australian history.

Australian Water Dragons

October 19th, 2016 by

Australian Water Dragons The Australian water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii, formerly Physignathus lesueurii), which includes the eastern water dragon (I. l. lesueurii ) and the Gippsland water dragon (I. l. howittii ) subspecies,

Bennelong & Barangaroo

July 13th, 2016 by

Bennelong (1764–1813) by Eleanor Dark 1966 Woollarawarre Bennelong, Aboriginal, was captured in November 1789 and brought to the settlement at Sydney Cove by order of Governor Arthur Phillip, who hoped to learn from him more of the natives’ customs and language. Bennelong took readily to life among the white men, relished their food, acquired a […]

The Keepers of Sydney Opera House

June 17th, 2016 by

Nation salutes the strong, silent type Bob Beale – Sydney Morning Herald March 29, 2008 Paul Keating is right: Sydney was tapped on the shoulder by a rainbow when it got its amazing Opera House. We are right to celebrate it and be super-sensitive to its conservation and the integrity of its setting.

Sydney for $5

June 17th, 2016 by

On 18 January 1788 the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay, which Joseph Banks had declared suitable for a penal colony after he returned from a journey there in 1770.

Eucalyptus Blue Gum in Depth

June 17th, 2016 by

The antiseptic and healing properties of Eucalyptus are well known yet mostly bought at supermarkets for cleaning.

The Spirit of Australia – Why?

June 14th, 2016 by

“Spirit of Australia”  In 1937 Harold Cazneaux photographed a red gum in Wilpena Pound, in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. The photograph, titled The Spirit of Endurance, was reproduced on calendars and posters all over the world