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K’gari-Fraser Island Mobile App

The University of the Sunshine Coast has developed the K’gari-Fraser Island App which is now available in the App store. Search for ‘Fraser Island Guide’. The App is designed to assist USC’s students and staff plan their trip to the Island, choose itineraries and learn about K’gari. Given the University’s interest in Dilli Village, all itineraries start at Dilli but can be adapted. The App is available to the public, is not commercial and is free to anyone who wishes to download it. (more…)

Pest Profile: Indian or Common Myna

Another call to action on newly established Indian mynas, with the added request that people formally report any sightings. (more…)

Weed Workout: Live leaf succulent

Live leaf succulent (Bryophyllum pinnatum) is covered by Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Local Law No.3 (Community & Environment) 2011- Pest Plants. (more…)

Measuring the power of a website

When you launch a website, it’s hard to know how well it is being received?  What do people think of your web pages and articles and who is using them?  (more…)

QR Codes on K’gari

FIDO recently decided to test the application of QR codes.  (QR stands for Quick Response rather than ‘Queensland Rail’).  We recently updated the Eurong sign shelter and instead of loading up a lot of blurb that people who want to make the most of their time on K’gari are loathe to stop and read, we tried using QR codes to sell ourselves and our message. (more…)

Helping to Build the GSS Research Fund

As part of its fundraising efforts to build the Research Fund, FIDO is offering a series of Cruises in the Strait to enable people to have a personal experience of Great Sandy Strait.  (more…)

The Excitement of New Discoveries

Ever since FIDO’s Beach to Birrabeen BioBlitz, I have been ever alert to discover anything ‘new’ or ‘different’ on K’gari.   I was always interested, but my interest has been lifted to a new level.  Thus it was that when driving into Eurong’s Residential Valley, I spied in my peripheral vision a Caeasalpinia bonduc.  It was in a site driven and walked past hundreds of times each week.  Peter Shooter had previously discovered one very large rambling specimen the Happy Valley dump.  This was the first specimen I had seen in Eurong.  It was so much smaller but unmistakable even from a passing vehicle.  I was so excited that I rushed to get my co-workers to show them this new observation.  (more…)

Time, Tide and Tourism Conference

Never underestimate the power of sharing knowledge – especially when it comes to a World Heritage property.

One hundred people attended the 7th Biennial (Time, Tide and Tourism) Conference at the University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs in August.  Like the previous six conferences there was much informal interaction between the attendees, all of whom have a strong interest in K’gari.  While some of the issues discussed such as managing K’gari’s invasive species are perennial topics, it was helpful for the audience to gain an insight into the progress being made and the on-going effort required.  (more…)

NAIDOC Celebrated K’Gari Style

Eurong (place of rain) was the gathering place for recent NAIDOC celebrations hosted by QPWS Butchulla rangers who proudly organised an informative session and displayed an array of traditional hunting tools, beautifully painted implements, artefacts and local bush tucker for participants to enjoy. (more…)

Fraser Island Repository

The Fraser Island Repository is a project of the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). The collection will, for the first time, gather in one place dispersed material relating to Fraser Island, particularly that held in government departments.

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