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Land mullet

Extraordinary nature in Barrington Tops: Land mullets

No, not a 1970s footballer or rock’n roller lost in the rainforest, it’s a giant skink.  Previously known as ‘Egernia major’ but now reclassified into the new genus Bellatoria, these scaled reptiles  are only found in the rainforests of south eastern Australia. 180 more words

Extraordinary Nature

France, A Medieval Walled Town

Even as we arrived in Dinan I was thinking half an hour might be more than enough but I was forced to recalculate very quickly when we arrived in the old town which is a warren of narrow streets where it appears that time has stood completely still. 76 more words


Fearing loss - saving face

For the upcoming 2018 biannual conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, I have joined forces with Luke James and Evan Hamman for exploring Australia’s resistance to World Heritage In Danger Listings. 395 more words


A Gate in France, Three Ways

I liked the town of Vic-Sur-Aisne, I liked the Wednesday street market where I bought Toulouse sausage to make a cassoulet, I liked the friendly local people in the bar who made me feel welcome, I liked the boulangerie that sold tempting pastries, I liked sitting on the pavement outside the bar beneath the tower of a medieval castle where I daily reflected on the history of the region …

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Northern France, The Blockhaus d’Éperlecques

The Blockhaus d’Éperlecques was a giant bunker built by Nazi Germany between March 1943 and July 1944 and was originally intended to be a launching facility for the V2 ballistic missile. 65 more words


Did you know April 18th is World Heritage Day?

World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public’s awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.   476 more words

English Heritage

France, Le Tricolore et La Fenêtre

At the top of the climb we went through the charming town of St Pons-de-Thomieres and as we sat in the mid morning traffic we drove past the Hôtel de Ville and in the courtyard there was a magnificent statue of Madame Liberty, the traditional female embodiment of the French Republic with her ample bosom unashamedly thrusting out and exposed to all.

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