South Georgia Island is one of the world’s most remote locations. It has a surprisingly lively history, and one remarkable current resident: the world’s only Yellow Penguin.
Hunted as pests, kept as pets, known in popular culture as shrewd and clever, known in South America as ‘Zorro’; there are a million fox stories. Here are a few.
50 years ago, an archaeological discovery at Lake Mungo in remote NSW turned the history of human evolution on its head. Meet Mungo Man, and Lady.
Every April 22nd, the night skies in both hemispheres are lit up with a streaky series of fiery trails. This is the Lyrid Meteor Shower.
Standing on the corner of King and Bourke St in Melbourne is a living piece of history; the city’s only Honey Locust tree, growing on this same spot for 160 years.
In September 1969, a meteorite crashed into Murchison, in regional Victoria. The ‘Murchison Meteorite’ contained an extraordinary surprise; the first organic molecules of extra-terrestrial origin.
The Wollemi Pine was a tree from the Cretaceous Period, living alongside the dinosaurs. It was thought to be extinct, until a surprise discovery in remote New South Wales.