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The real aspect of most of our inland rivers: turbid, narrow and full of snags.

The Big Dry: How Competition For Water is Killing Our River Systems

We recently addressed the issue of the dying (or dead) Darling River and how it related to cotton farming. Now, we take a look at the broader issue of competition for water in all of our rivers, most especially those in the south-east.

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The Dying Rivers of Western New South Wales

Water use in cotton farming and one of the worst droughts in recent history are combining to quickly drain the Darling River of its last drops. the consequences for New South Wales and wider australia could be enormous.

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The Great Barrier Reef: A Navigational Nightmare

Camper recounts the navigational hell the Great Barrier Reef put Captain Cook’s Endeavour through. Perhaps he would’ve been better off hitching up and taking the land-based route!

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The History of Cape York

Camper Tips you off on the long, fabled history of the Cape York Peninsula.

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Hidden Treasures in the Kimberley

The Kimberley is a jewel in more ways than one. Beneath the ground there's a treasure trove of diamonds.

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Walpole Wonderland

Cooky waxes lyrical on the karri forests, landlocked dunes and deserted coastlines that form a geological paradise in our nation’s south-west.

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Ancient Australia

We take a look at Australia’s long-term geological trajectory, from a partly submerged continent, to one big snowball, to the mineral-rich continent of today.

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A fast flowing stream, following rainfall

Princely Cape York Peninsula

Discover the fascinating geology and geography of Australia's Cape York Peninsula.

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Drawing a Line in the Dirt

David Cook discusses the significance of the prophetic Goyder’s Line, which separates productive and barren land in South Australia.

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Australia’s Volcanoes

Who knew that Australia had its own share of volcanic activity? Cooky takes a look at the magma madness going on below us at every moment.

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Top 10 Tropical Beaches for Wet Season Escapes

Summer is an excellent time to beach-hop the tropics from Townsville to Weipa, because when the crowds flee south with the first rains, all these top beachfront camps, rainforested waterholes and barramundi fishing spots become exclusively yours.

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The true apex predator.  Unlike the croc, which favours barramundi, its prey is data

How I Scored a Seat on Hema’s Map Patrol

Sitting in the hot-seat of a Hema vehicle, 4WDing for a living, might seem like the dream job, but what does the mapping work actually involve on a day-to-day level? And what does it take to score the gig?

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