Bunya Bonanza

Bunya Bonanza

By Jacob Freeman The east coast bunya-bunya pine originated from the Bunya Mountains in Queensland. The tree was of immense cultural significance to the life and food security of the Aboriginal people of Australia, who traded the seeds along the Great Dividing Range. Bunya trees were marked with the totems of families that planted and passed them down through the generations. The…

Diving for Knowledge, and Rubbish

Diving for Knowledge, and Rubbish

Since its founding in 1955, the Underwater Research Group (URG) dive club of New South Wales has been at the forefront of scuba diving technology as well as underwater research and photography. Over the years, the club has done everything from fish identification surveys and shipwreck investigations to prospecting for gold and fixing the transmitter…

Wall up Bondi!

Wall up Bondi!

On 4 July 2017, members of the Bondi community, young and old alike, took spade in hand to build a sandcastle wall along the beach. The sand wall would at least temporarily help keep out the seemingly endless waves of plastic pollution on our beaches. Sunday’s event was intriguing and creative. What a good idea, to…

Bondi olive trees bear fruit and foster neighbourhood connection

Bondi olive trees bear fruit and foster neighbourhood connection

Words by Kit The main feature of our veggie garden in Boonara Ave is an olive tree. We’ve been gently encouraging the tree to bear fruit….and it has come to pass that we got a neat little harvest at the April Dig Day, on the Sunday before Easter. Small green olives, Bondi olives! This marked…