音乐大师西蒙娜•杨最心仪的澳大利亚五大旅游胜地 – Maestro Simone Young – My Top 5 Places in Australia

 

获得澳大利亚勋章的音乐大师西蒙娜•杨是世界顶尖歌剧和交响乐演奏团指挥家之一。她在指挥台上的优雅、游刃有余的力度及超强的敏锐度让她享有“超级指挥家”的美誉,也启发了她的交响乐团。她非常善于演绎瓦格纳、施特劳斯、马勒、布鲁克纳、布拉姆斯及一些现代作曲家的作品。

Maestro Simone Young - photo Klaus Lefebvre

Maestro Simone Young – photo Klaus Lefebvre

人们很容易回想起来著名指挥家的形象,也有很多传奇人物深深印在了大众的心中。但是其中女性指挥家却寥寥无几。在为数不多的女性指挥家中,Alondra de la Parra是这样评价西蒙娜•杨的,“当她站在国际的指挥台上时,她便在荒原中开辟出了一条路。”

Maestro Simone Young

Maestro Simone Young

用西蒙娜•杨自己的话来说,她出身在悉尼的一个非音乐世家,这个在曼利小岛的海滩边长大的小女孩受邀去指挥世界上最具盛名的交响乐团,她也成为了国际上广受好评的指挥家。她曾指挥过维也纳爱乐乐团、柏林爱乐乐团以及伦敦爱乐乐团。音乐名家杨迄今为止已经在世界上所有顶尖的歌剧院内指点过江山,这包括纽约的大都会歌剧院、维也纳国家歌剧院、伦敦的皇家歌剧院以及国立巴黎歌剧团。

在过去的十年内,她身兼双值,同时担任汉堡国家歌剧院和汉堡国家爱乐交响乐团的艺术和音乐总监。

2001至2003年期间,她担任澳大利亚歌剧团的艺术和音乐总监。

 

西蒙娜的五大旅游胜地:

 

曼利海滩 – Manly Beach

Manly beach, Sydney - australia.com

Manly beach, Sydney – australia.com

我就是热爱这个地方,虽然这个地方有时候没那么讨人喜欢,比如雨天有点儿讨人厌、周六的晚上又有点乱,但是当太阳出来、沙滩上吹着和煦微风的时候这里真的是非常的棒!

 

最近有一次从欧洲回到家乡,航班早的出奇,所有乘客的状态都是那种只有做了24个小时飞机的人才会有的灰头土脸。我没有叫醒我的老母亲,我让出租车司机直接开车到了曼利海滩。此时的晨曦还未露脸,就连路边的咖啡店也还未开始营业,我只是静静地看着太阳慢慢升起,我发现我的呼吸放松了,压力和疲倦也退去了,整个人沉静了下来。不久咖啡店开始营业,很明显,这里的顾客群非常的稳定,微微打着寒颤的冲浪者排着队点着咖啡,听上去的感觉很像加州故事里的场景(L.A Story),只是那些咖啡的种类到底是什么呢?就这样,一天的生活就开始了。慢跑的人给赶轮渡的上班族让路,也给上学的小朋友们让路,这些孩子们互相嬉戏打闹着,比较着最新的朋友圈状态。我对自己说,第二天一定要从South Steyne跑到Fairy Bower。如果你真的跑这条路线,不要忘记看看路边岩石中金色的小人像,或者索性带上你潜水的工具,自己去水下一探究竟。运动之后,绝对要坐在海滩边吃着鱼薯,晃着双腿,但是一定要小心那些海鸥,他们会从你的指尖把薯条抢走。

 

西澳宁格鲁礁 – Ningaloo Reef  Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef Western Australia

我飞到了Exmouth,看到如此迷你的机场我会心一笑,钻进租来的小车,提前给我的绿色露营地和酒店打了电话,然后便出发了。很快我便发现我驾驶的小车是视线范围内唯一的车,路旁的房子都为我让路,熟悉的土地一望无垠,向我诉说着无尽的欢迎。一旦进入国家公园(这里的入园费是付到一个“自愿付款箱”里的,再点一个赞!),路上三三两两的袋鼠和鸸鹋就成为了我到达目的地前路上仅有的行人。我扔下包,没几分钟就跳进水里了,水下的礁石和海洋生物让我惊叹不已。

 

Whale Shark Ningaloo - australiancoralcoast

Whale Shark Ningaloo – australiancoralcoast

是的,我和鲸鲨一起游泳,这是我永远不会忘记的一段经历。在开阔的海域里和水中的大型绅士同游令我激动万分但同时又心存敬畏。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

新南威尔士州邦达奴 – Bundanoon New South Wales

Bundanoon, Southern Highlands, NSW

Bundanoon, Southern Highlands, NSW

有一个我还会再去的地方,而且这个地方距离悉尼非常近,那就是只要一天就可以往返的邦达奴(Bundanoon)。下一次我会体面的去那里旅行,住在有大壁炉和提供美食餐单的酒店。上一次去的时候,我们就像大家年经时那样,住在基督教青年会(YMCA)、骑着两人自行车去探索国家公园,一切都是那么的浪漫。

整个南面高地有很多可看的地方,据我所知从Bowral开车到袋鼠谷(Kangaroo Valley)是风光最好的一段路程,只要带着你的高速相机就行。

 

新南威尔士西部 – The West (of NSW, that is!)

West region of NSW - David Gordon

West region of NSW – David Gordon

我们的家离曼利岛不远,家门口台阶下的沙滩、广阔的地平线和不断变化颜色的乡村风光则是另一种异域风情。黎明时分鸟儿的歌唱不仅让我听得身心愉悦,也陶冶了我的音乐情操。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wattle -redzaustralia.com

Wattle -redzaustralia.com

但是现在是野花开放的季节,尤其是金合欢花,这些花儿抓住了我们的心,让我们一次又一次的回来。虽然在Yeoval和Cumnock中间有一段土路(好吧,当时是1982年),那里的金合欢花是非常漂亮的。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

新南威尔士州的悉尼 – Sydney NSW

Lavender Bay Ferry Wharf - pbase.com

Lavender Bay Ferry Wharf – pbase.com

现在回到海边,回到悉尼,回到我最爱的地方之一——麦克马洪斯角(McMahons Point),在新年前夜或者有其它庆典活动的时候,最好不要去这里,因为人实在是太多了。但是其它时候,这里绝对是欣赏悉尼大桥和歌剧院壮观景色的好地方。通常来说,当我从市区经过大桥去城北的时候,我会稍微绕道一下,在那里的停车区稍作停留。我的女儿们则把这里选为她们吃三明治、喝奶昔、感叹海港人生百态的好地方之一。如果不赶时间的话,可以在这个区域的小街上散个步,看看那一栋栋挨在一起的历史老屋,看看这些风韵犹存的古建筑。你也可以把车停在旁边或者到薰衣草湾(Lavender Bay)码头的渡轮边走走,不管在草坪上还是码头上野餐都是个不错的想法。白天的时候这里异常忙碌,但神奇的是,在夜幕即将落下的时候,这里的空气是如此的柔软、码头里停泊着的船儿随着潮水温柔的节奏也敲打出有韵律的铃声。噢,我已经开始想家了……

 

想要了解音乐大师杨以及今后更多的表演,请访问 SimoneYoung.com

 

安娜·高兹沃斯 (Anna Goldsworthy) 最心仪的澳洲五大旅游胜地

安娜·高兹沃斯(Anna Goldsworthy)天赋秉异且一直致力于参加各种高难度的活动。今年她就参加了以下各种活动:舞台剧《钢琴课》(Piano Lessons) 巡演,她不仅参与演出而且还在其中演奏钢琴;作为天使三重奏(Seraphim Trio)组合一员共同演出贝多芬钢琴三重奏;还有她的卡巴莱演出《Cole》也将在阿德莱德卡巴莱节(Cabaret Festival)上进行首演。今年十月,她将第六次担任“神仙港春季音乐节”(Port Fairy Spring Music Festival)的艺术总监。

作为享有盛名的钢琴独奏家,安娜不仅在澳大利亚也在世界各地进行演出,范围之广,可见一斑。作为一名室内演奏家,她也是著名的天使三重奏(Seraphim Trio)组合一员。该组合成立至今已有二十一年,以首演澳大利亚作曲家作品而闻名。

安娜同时还以传记家、散文家、剧作家及剧本作者而闻名。2009年安娜出版了她的第一本书《钢琴课》,这本动人的自传描述了她成为音乐家的历程,也刻画了一名极富天赋的学生与其严格但富魅力的老师埃莉诺拉·斯万(Eleanora Sivan)之间的关系。这本畅销书被列入了众多奖项的候选名单并获得了“2010年澳大利亚图书行业新进者”(Australian Book Industry Newcomer of the Year)奖项。

成为母亲的她在其新的回忆录《欢迎来到你的新生活》中以热切、诙谐且尖锐的洞察力获得了好评。

欲阅读更多关于安娜的内容,请登陆她的网站www.annagoldsworthy.com

照片由Nicholas Purcell提供

Flinders Ranges South Australia

Flinders Ranges
South Australia

弗林德斯山脉

Flinders Ranges

弗林德斯山脉是很多孩子露营的地方。对于我来说这里是最具有澳大利亚特色的地方。这体现在它整体的色调、静谧及令人惊奇的各种声音,还有那一直挂在天边的星星。

Melbourne, CBD

Melbourne, CBD

墨尔本

Melbourne

我在墨尔本待了17年,在这里我遇见了我的另一半尼古拉斯(Nicholas),这里也是我两个儿子出生的地方,所以我对这里有情感上的寄托。但客观上来讲,这里也绝对是一个很棒的城市,因为它满足所有的必备条件,在这里你可以听到好的音乐、喝道好的咖啡、看到好的作品以及交到好朋友。

Port Fairy Victoria

Port Fairy
Victoria

仙女港

Port Fairy

在仙女港春季音乐节表演的时候我爱上了这个地方。在这个瑰宝小镇上有着无价的室内音乐节。这里也被投票为“2012年世界最适宜居住的地方”。6年前我因为种种机缘巧合成为音乐节的艺术总监,其中很重要的一个原因就是我觉得仙女港注定可以成为我的第二故乡。今年年末我会上交这个重职,但是我已经开始给自己找理由再来这个地方了。

Noosa Queensland

Noosa
Queensland

努萨 Noosa

自从我们有了小孩,度假的方式就变得不一样了。从前我从没有想过这里会是一个令人激动的度假胜地,但是在这度过的两个假期让我改变了想法,现在我们正在计划再去一次。去年我们去努萨的时候正好赶上当地的长周末节(Noosa Long Weekend Festival),我们非常享受那里的卡巴莱表演还有那里的海滩,真是一个两全其美的组合。

Epsom House Tasmania

Epsom House
Tasmania

塔斯马尼亚爱普生小屋

Epsom House, Pontville, Tasmania

我们去爱普生小屋已经有很多年头了,并且非常享受在那里的宴会厅听音乐会,重新翻修过的小屋给人与世隔绝的纯净之感,里面还有全国最好的音响设备之一。这间小屋就像是一颗来自优雅年代的时间胶囊,前来的参观者无不感到内心的满足感,特别是现在小屋的所有者杰奎(Jacqui)和杰夫·罗伯森(Geoff Robertson)给这里新增了两个英式花园。

旅游小贴士:

-关掉你的电子设备

-尽可能准备好一条“不在办公室”的信息

-随身带好一本书

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Polixeni Papapetrou最心仪的澳大利亚五大旅游胜地

Polixeni Papapetrou passed away in April 2018. We keep this post about her as a tribute to this courageous woman and acclaimed artist.

When photographic artist Polixeni Papapetrou chose her 5 favourite places to visit in Australia, they were not just travel destinations. They were landscapes that captured her imagination and inspired her to transform them into her art. Dramatically beautiful, they are insightful and unsettling works.

Her art provides us with a unique perspective on these landscapes.

Polixeni has said that in her work, landscape is another protagonist in the narrative.

Polixeni’s parents immigrated to Australia from Greece, and she was born and raised in Melbourne. She qualified and practised as a lawyer. But it was her intense and singular vision as a photographic artist that won acclaim and forged for her an Australian and international career replete with grants, exhibitions and awards. Her works have featured in over 50 solo exhibitions, and over 90 group exhibitions in Australia, the United States, Asia and Europe. They are held in private and institutional collections in leading galleries here and abroad, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Polixeni and Lexi by Robert Nelson

Polixeni’s art has evolved through a series of themes.

Earlier works depicted the construction of identities through photographs of drag queens, body builders, clowns, circus performers, and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley impersonators.

Subsequently and most notably, Polixeni created the series on childhood and its shifting meaning. Featuring her own children, Olympia and Solomon as they grew into adolescence, the series uniquely combined reality and imagination, nature and theatre, the benign emblems of childhood story-telling with an underlying sense of menace.

In later works, Between Worlds, (2009), The Dreamkeepers (2012), and The Ghillies (2013) masks and costumes worn by the children allow them to transgress boundaries – young to old, human to animal – and transform them into disruptive and unsettling figures in picture-perfect landscapes. As Polixeni describes it: “ I have these characters in my mind and like to find the habitat for them and then photograph them. For me it is about reconciling my inner world, possibly the unconscious to the real world.”

It was her son’s interest in the camouflage outfits named after Scottish gamekeepers and used in computer games and by the military, that inspired the stunning images of The Ghillies. Polixeni photographed Solomon wrapped in camouflage in the landscape. But in this series, instead of being hidden in the landscape, he seems to grow out of it.

Despite serious illness in recent years, Polixeni has continued until her death to create new series of works with the continued enthusiastic participation of her children and her husband, art critic and academic Robert Nelson.

 

WomanGoingPlaces is privileged to publish 4 works in the ‘Eden’ series. See below.

Polixeni’s Top 5 Places:

Polixeni_Papapetrou_The_Loners_2009

Polixeni Papapetrou The Loners 2009

Flinders, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria 

When friends invited us to their holiday home in the coastal town of Merricks, on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria I was eager to go. I knew about the town as it is the home of the popular 1920s- built Merricks General Store and Stonier’s and Merricks Estate wineries (two of my favourite reds). I was enchanted with a site in Flinders, known as Bush Rangers Bay. The contrast of rural and the wild coastal terrain of Bass Strait makes for breathtaking landscape.

 

Polixeni Papapetrou The Shell Collectors 2009

Polixeni Papapetrou The Shell Collectors 2009

I have made numerous pictures at this location such as The Loners, portraying two elderly rabbits walking along the coast line framed by basalt cliffs, another of two horses enjoying the violin, three industrious pigs gathering straw at the site of the old quarry and a mother and son collecting shells on the coast. When making The Shell Collectors we were caught out by a rapidly changing tide and while the children scurried away in a flash, I had to gather my camera equipment before the encroaching waters carried it away to sea!  Nearby is the formidable Flinders Blowhole where if you dare you can walk on the rocks or even walk to the spectacular Cape Schank.

 

Polixeni_Papapetrou_Study_for_Hattah_Man_and_Hattah Woman_2013

Polixeni Papapetrou Study for Hattah Man and Hattah Woman 2013

The Mallee region 

VIC and NSW 

Mildura is a short plane trip from Melbourne, but I find the six hour long scenic journey by car one of the most relaxing drives in Victoria. As we progress through the drive, I love seeing the earth change colour turn from brown to a rich red. That is the signal that we have arrived in Mallee country, on which the beautiful stunted mallee tree grows. Before we reach our destination in Mildura to spend time with family friends, the         De Pieris who run the acclaimed Stefano’s restaurant and Mildura Brewery, we stop off at various locations to make work.

The semi-arid Murray-Sunset National Park is a must stop for me. The landscape is virtually untouched other than the site of the Raak Plain, an old gypsum mine which looks like an apocalyptic landscape. I made the picture called Study for Hattah Man and Hattah Woman on the Raak plains.

Polixeni Papapetrou Salt Man 2013

Polixeni Papapetrou Salt Man 2013

The landscape has a mysterious and ancient mood that I wanted to capture. I also love the Pink Lakes in the same park which change colour throughout the year. During Spring the lakes turn a deep pink colour and you can walk across them. I made the picture Salt Man on the Pink Lakes. The gorgeous pink coloured salt we have on our table at home is produced by the Murray River Red Salt Farm.

A short distance further from Mildura crossing the Murray River into New South Wales brings you to the town of Wentworth and the spectacular ancient site of the Perry Sand Hills. It was once a camping and hunting ground for Aboriginal people. As a result of the Ice Age, the area turned into sand dunes sculpted by wind erosion over thousands of years. As far as the eye can see, the area feels like a scene from another planet, acres and acres of shifting orange coloured sand dunes. I have visited this site a number of times to make photographs.

 

Polixeni_Papapetrou_Wild_World_2008

Polixeni Papapetrou Wild World 2008

Lake Mungo, NSW  

Another favourite destination is Lake Mungo, a significant ancient Aboriginal site, which was once  an Aboriginal fishing, hunting and camping ground. During the last Ice Age the water levels dropped and the lake dried up. Subsequent erosion of the land revealed human and animal remains as well as tools. The most spectacular discovery were 40,000 year old skeletal remains known as ‘Mungo Man’ and ‘Mungo Woman’. Walking on the dried lake has a moon-like eeriness about it.  The small museum on the site and the old woolshed are added attractions. Many visitors camp on the grounds, but as I can’t wear my heels camping we stay in the Lake Mungo Lodge.

 

Polixeni_Papapetrou_Hanging_Rock_1900_2006

Polixeni Papapetrou Hanging Rock 1900_2006

Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, Victoria 

As a teenager in the 1970s I was captivated by Peter Weir’s film, Picnic at Hanging Rock. Set on Valentine’s Day in 1900, a party of schoolgirls ventured out for a school excursion at Hanging Rock. Three of the party set out on a walk on the rock and were not seen again. The story of the three missing schoolgirls has become embedded in Australia’s cultural imagination to the point where people are surprised to learn that the account is a fiction. When I discovered that Hanging Rock was just outside of Melbourne, I hopped to and immersed myself in its mysterious history.

Polixeni_Papapetrou_The_Lantern_ Keeper_2012

Polixeni Papapetrou The Lantern Keeper 2012

The site itself is one of the world’s most extraordinary and significant geological formations. The Rock is a former volcano and is shaped into pinnacles created over 6 million years ago when lava rose through the earth’s crust. The magma that rose to the surface is only found in two or three other places in the world. It is a ghostly place, wild and chaotic and is a perfect backdrop to set the scene for my work portraying the ancient, spiritual wilderness of Australia.

I was moved to make a photograph about the three missing schoolgirls at Hanging Rock as well as making Magma Man and The Lantern Keeper as I could imagine my invented characters living there, hiding in the Rock’s many nooks and crannies.

 

Polixeni Papapetrou The Visitor 2012

Polixeni Papapetrou The Visitor 2012

The Victorian High Country (Mt Buller) 

When you mention Mount Buller, in Victoria’s high county, you immediately conjure up images of snow and skiing. I love to visit the mountain in the warmer months of the year, as working on-location is more comfortable and easier. The stunning snow gums at Mount Buller are also fully expressed in the warmer months and create pockets of natural beauty set against these spectacular mountains.

When we made The Wanderer, we arrived the day before and were surprised by sudden overcast conditions, a thunderstorm and a blackened sky. I despaired and thought that I would not be able to take photographs as planned on the following day. I resigned myself to having a holiday, but plans were once again changed when we woke up to a brilliant blue sky the following morning.

Polixeni_Papapetrou_The_Philosopher_2012

Polixeni Papapetrou The Philosopher 2012

Similarly when I made The Visitor during the Spring, a dampness descended on the mountain, which was atmospheric. I thought that I’d have days of this perfect photographic backdrop, but once again we woke to a clear sunny sky the following day.

 

I also made The Philospher at this location. The image reflects a person alone on the top of a mountain. It symbolizes the solitude of thought where the vastness of the landscape is the counterpoint to the intimacy of an internal world. It is an internal/external that we all struggle with. I love the way that the landscape in the High Country plays tricks on me.  We also love to visit the nearby town of Mirimbah, eat at the café, walk in Mirimbah Park and jump into the lake when it is hot enough.

 

Images in Eden Series

Travel Tips:

* If you are friendly with your neighbours, let them know that you will be away. Otherwise leave home in the dead of night! And don’t forget to put the dogs in kennels.

* Research the history of the areas that you are visiting. And take maps. Intuiting your way across foreign terrain is only great if you enjoy becoming seriously lost.

* Pack as lightly as possible as you always accumulate things along the way. Kidding yourself if you say that you won’t.  But always take plenty of water.

* A book goes a long way to relieving the boredom of travel.  Yes holidays can be a bit boring, but you can always attempt an interesting conversation too.

For more information about Polixeni Papapetrou see:http://www.polixenipapapetrou.net

Exhibitions

• MAMA Art Foundation Photography Prize, Murray Art Museum, NSW, 21 May – 7 August 2016

• Timelapse, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria, 24 May – 24 July 2016

•European Month of PhotographyAthens, Benaki Museum, Athens, 9 June – 26 July 2016

•Spring 1883, Windsor, Kalli Rolfe Contemporary, 17-21 August 2016

•Eden, Stills Gallery, Sydney, 31 August – 5 October 2016

•European Month of Photography, Berlin, 1-31 October 2016

•Beyond Eden, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 22 October – 2 December  2016

 

Photo of Polixeni Papapetrou by Robert Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

吉莉安•崔格最心仪的五大澳洲旅游胜地 (Gillian Triggs)

Gillian Triggs, who just completed her term as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, was catapulted onto national headlines when she released a report on children in immigration detention. Tony Abbott, the then Prime Minister, Attorney-General George Brandis, and the then Immigration Minister Scott Morrison declared that the report was biased, that they had lost confidence in her and that she should resign.

Professor Triggs stood firm. She insisted the report adhered to the law and was objective, and if she were to resign, it would suggest otherwise and would undermine the independence of the commission.

These personal and professional attacks on Professor Triggs sparked a social media campaign of huge support for her which affirmed widespread confidence in her integrity. It also had the effect of making people aware of the existence of the AHRC and led to thousands more seeking its services.

"Human rights are for everyone, everywhere, every day." Professor Gillian Triggs

“Human rights are for everyone, everywhere, every day.” Professor Gillian Triggs

Australia has no Bill of Rights, so the AHRC is the “first port of call” for complaints regarding human rights and breaches of anti-discrimination laws, she says. Its responsibility is to monitor Australia’s performance in meeting its international human rights commitments. And its services are free.

In her three years as President of the AHRC, Professor Triggs describes this past year as the “year of living dangerously” because the Commission has drawn attention to  “the erosion of our human rights and to the diminution of the checks and balances that preserve our democracy…all in the year in which, ironically, we also celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.”

Gillian was born in England, and when her parents decided to emigrate to Australia when she was 12, she was was not happy about having to give up her studies as a ballet dancer at the Royal Academy. But once in Australia, she joined the Borovansky Ballet. At university, she was one of the small number of women studying law. She was part of the burgeoning feminist movement on campus, and with characteristic flair, won Miss University at Melbourne University in 1966.

Gillian Triggs is held in the highest esteem by her peers. In her 50-year career as a lawyer, she has held academic positions such as Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney. She has also had an international commercial legal practice, and worked with governments and international organizations on human rights law. She was Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7 where she directed social justice projects in Iran and Africa.

She has written five books, mostly on international law and human rights.

A portrait of Gillian Triggs in Lego blocks appears in a new work by Ai Wei Wei commissioned by the NGV for the exhibition Andy Warhol/Ai Wei Wei. Incorporating more than two million Lego blocks, the cube features portraits of twenty Australian activists, champions of human rights and freedom of speech. (See image above)

 

Gillian’s Top 5 Places:

 

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park - photo Great Trails Victoria

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park – photo Great Trails Victoria

Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

True Australian wilderness that has been protected with fierce determination by locals, government and environmentalists. The area is a treasure trove of Aboriginal middens, wildlife and dramatic scenery. The beaches are pristine and ‘Squeaky Beach’ has tiny white particles of sand that record every step.

 

 

 

 

Sydney Harbour & Opera House

Sydney Harbour & Opera House

Sydney Harbour, New South Wales 

One of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. Every inlet and beach can be explored by ferry or walking.  There is something of interest for everyone. The zoo, local history, the sculpture walk across the cliffs, fishing and sailing, or eating in the restaurants. I took my family visiting from England on a yacht  trip around the harbour for Christmas eve; an unforgettable night.

 

 

Green turtle - photo courtesy of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Green turtle – photo courtesy of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland 

One of the natural wonders of the world. Snorkelling or diving reveals a magical world of colour and life .  The reef is radiant with fish and marine species.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt.Buller - photo by daz77

Mt.Buller – photo by daz77

Mount Buller, Victoria

Mt.Buller is the beginning of the Great Dividing Range and a stunning change from coastal Australia. The cattle trails through the mountains or the ski runs down the mountain offer spectacular views of an Australia that is unexpected and grandiose. The local wines, cheeses and  fresh produce make it a gourmet’s delight.

 

 

 

 

Great Ocean Road - photo Britannica Kids

Great Ocean Road – photo Britannica Kids

Great Ocean Road, Victoria 

The Great Ocean Road is  spectacular as it winds around the edge of the Australian continent from Geelong in Victoria to the Coorong in South Australia. The coast is rugged and home to vibrant bird and wild life.

 

 

 

 

 

Travel tips:

* Do your homework before you go to avoid the traps and to get the most from your adventure

* Stop to watch and listen rather than trying to do too much; enjoy the moment.

* Pack really wearable comfortable clothes

* If you can, pay extra for good accommodation

* Look up a friend in the area or find a new one; they can introduce you to the best secrets of the area

 

Photo of Professor Triggs by Matthew Syres.

 

 

 

 

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雷娜塔·辛格最心仪的五大澳洲旅游胜地 Renata Singer – My Top 5 Places in Australia

雷娜塔·辛格(Renata Singer)是新书《越老活的越精彩》(Older and Bolder)一书的作者,该书由墨尔本大学出版社出版。她还和她的先生,国际著名哲学家彼得·辛格一起编辑了《故事的寓意:文学中的伦理》(The Moral of the Story: Ethics Through Literature)。

雷娜塔也是一位教育家和社会活动者。她是澳大利压“适应工作(Fitted for Work)”的共创人,这是一个非盈利性的组织,自成立十年以来已帮助了两万名弱势女性。该机构通过提供免费的商务服装,面试培训,指导和工作项目过渡来帮助女性找到工作。

雷娜塔在纽约和墨尔本两地居住及工作。

 

雷娜塔最心仪的五大澳洲旅游胜地:

 

Mt Buffalo_View to the Valley

Mt. Buffalo – View to the Valley

维多利亚布法罗山国家公园

Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria

我第一次去布法罗山国家公园(Mt Buffalo National Park)是在我的蜜月里。在我丈夫还是个孩子的时候,他们一家人就经常去布法罗山的小屋(Mt Buffalo Chalet),我去了之后就立刻爱上了这个地方。

 

 

 

 

Mt.Buffalo - Lake Catani

Mt.Buffalo – Lake Catani

 

可惜的是山里的小屋不再开放了,但你仍然可以去那里露营,开放的时间为每年十一月的墨尔本杯日至来年的四月。露营地就在美丽的卡塔尼湖(Lake Catani)旁边。你可以花上一个星期的时间,慢慢探索布法罗山的风光。你也可以从山脚出发,花一天的时间自驾,沿途你可以下车徒步走一段、散个步、攀个岩、来一顿野餐、享受刺激的悬挂式滑翔。开车的时候你还能看见琴鸟和袋鼠。当然了,你也可以在湖里游泳或者划独木舟,但是来这里最好的还是享受美景。

 

 

 

Lamington National Park O'Reilly's Husband Peter Singer & daughter Esther

O’Reilly’s at the Lamington National Park- 
Husband Peter Singer & daughter Esther

昆士兰拉明顿国家公园

Lamington National Park, Queensland

该公园距离布里斯班有两小时的车程。对于已经去过很多次的我,每次不是住在O’Reilly就是住在Binna Burra,两个地方都是探索这里的好住处。

一旦到了公园,你就会被凉爽潮湿的雨林所包围​​,这片雨林属于澳大利亚的世界遗产区冈瓦纳雨林(Gondwana Rainforests)。像这样的森林曾经几乎覆盖整个澳大利亚,其中像是山毛榉树这样很多独一无二的树木都可以追溯到史前时代。想象一下,这些植物比恐龙以及当时与它们共存的大多数物种都活得久。

Lamington Plateau - O'Reilly's

Lamington Plateau – O’Reilly’s

你一定会在树荫处看到鸟窝,幸运的话甚至还能看到雄性为了吸引异而疯狂的跳舞。千万不要错过在O’Reilly的树顶漫步。奋力往上爬,直到你登到这个令人振奋的顶峰,在那里你可以近距离观察雨林苍穹里的动植物们。这里许多的观景点都可以欣赏到黄金海岸,昆士兰东南部和新南威尔士州北部的全景。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Ocean Rd -Eastern Beach Renata with granddaughter Amalia, & daughters Ruth and Esther

Great Ocean Rd – Eastern Beach
Renata with granddaughter Amalia, & daughters Ruth and Esther

维多利亚大洋路

Great Ocean Road, Victoria

如果开车,这里一路上的风景绝对可以堪称全球之最,一路上不可错过的景点包括在坎贝尔港(Port Campbell)的十二门徒(Twelve Apostles)的和在沃纳布尔(Warnambool)的观鲸等等。或者你也可以像我一样,选择走路的方式来欣赏这个地方或者欣赏任何国家的任何景点。你可以选择长一点的路线,像是从阿波罗湾(Apollo Bay)到坎贝尔港的大洋之路,也可以选择像是在罗恩(Lorne)后面雨林漫步这样的中短型路线。

 

 

Cape Leveque - photo kooljaman.com.au

Cape Leveque – photo kooljaman.com.au

西澳的勒韦克角

Cape Leveque, Western Australia

从布鲁姆(Broome)出发去勒韦克角(Cape Leveque)的话,200公里的路程绝对需要一辆四驱车,因为那里柔软的土路实在是异常崎岖。或者你也可以乘飞机前去。只要在六月到九月这样的干燥季节前往那里,无论选择哪种出行方式,你都会到达人们心中的天堂。

勒韦克角坐落在西澳金伯利(Kimberley)地区丹皮尔半岛(Dampier Peninsula)的北端。这个度假胜地完全是由Djarindjin和Ardyaloon这两个相邻的社区共同拥有,他们经营这个地方已经超过20年了。

我最近发现了另外一种玩法。我们住在一个狩猎风格的帐篷里,里面有浴室和厨房,可以俯瞰白色的沙滩,红色的悬崖,还有波光粼粼的蓝色大海。我们也非常享受乘坐玻璃底的船进行观光,以及跟随着丛林向导的徒步之旅,这让我们大开眼界,看到了土著人各种各样的食物。

虽然这里有很多很多的事情可以做,但是最好的享受就是把自己沉浸在这个神奇的地方,感受这里那份纯粹的宁静与美丽。
日落的时候一定要坐在沙滩上,观看那壮丽的一幕,霞光照亮了那些红色的悬崖,好似上演着一场奇幻的邓光展。如果喜欢喝酒,你就要自己提前带好,因为这里就算是最好的餐厅也是不提供酒的。

 

 

 

 

Tidal River Wilson's Promontory

Tidal River Wilson’s Promontory

维多利亚威尔逊半岛国家公园

Wilson’s Promontory National Park, Victoria

维多利亚的人民非常热爱这个地方。1996年,数百人在这里的海滩上围起人墙,反对当时的总理杰夫·肯尼特(Jeff Kennett)计划的一个大型旅游开发项目。那些人用他们的身体和毛巾围城“放过这片地方(Hands off the Prom)”的标语,以表保护这片公园的决心。

从墨尔本驱车3小时后,你便会发现在潮汐河(Tidal River)附近有很多的住宿可供选择。你可以露营、开房车、也可以住在山间小屋里。小屋的大小不一、种类繁多。但是值得注意的是,要在旅游旺季订到合适自己的住宿可不是一件容易的事!

在澳大利亚大陆的最南端,这里真的是什么都有。 宏伟的花岗岩山地、疏林、热带雨林以及一望无垠的海滩。国家公园的附近海域是一片国家海洋公园,非常适合浮潜和深潜。我第一次看到红树林就是在威尔逊半岛国家公园,那些矮小的植物将自己的根深深地扎在水中,生命力是如此的顽强。

 

Wilson's Prom - Lighthouse

Wilson’s Prom – Lighthouse

放心,在这里你绝对会看到袋鼠,鸸鹋,针鼹和其它的一些野生动物。特别是在黎明和黄昏的时候,一定要在马路上留意他们的出没,他们可没有道路安全意识哦。

如果你有小孩,他们一定会非常喜欢这里的斯奎基海滩(Squeaky Beach)和潮汐河的温暖浅滩。没错,这里的白色沙滩踩上去会发出吱吱的声响。

这里的确是步行者的天堂,每个人都能找到适合自己的路线。最近我们远足还去了灯塔,你可以呆在那里过夜。

 

旅游贴士:

*每次旅行都一定要做好防晒工作。
*微笑以待机场的工作人员,柜台和安检的工作人员也会因此热情地回应你。
*坐飞机尽量选择靠走道的位置,这样可以避免上厕所的麻烦。

 

莱恩·比齐利最心仪的澳洲五大旅游胜地 Layne Beachley – My Top 5 Places

莱恩·比齐利(Layne Beachley)在2015年被授予澳大利亚勋章(Order of Australia)的荣誉称号。迄今为止她已经获得世界锦标赛冲浪赛事的7个头衔。这些成就是其他任何冲浪运动员,不论男女,都无法匹及的高度。

面对重重困难,悲惨的环境、严重的健康问题以及对女性冲浪运动员长期的歧视,莱恩还是取得了如此的成就。

莱恩早年因被17岁的妈妈抛弃只能被人领养,但养母也在她六岁的时候去世了。在七岁的时候,她决心要把一件事做到全世界最好,从而来证明自己的价值。

坚强的意志和“我一定要做好”的决心让她连续七年成为冲浪冠军。但就是那阵大浪打碎了她的脊髓,也造成了慢性疲劳综合症和抑郁症的反复发作,使得她六个月不能沾水。

在那段时间的被迫反省后,莱恩带着想赢回第七个世界头衔的目标重回赛场。这次她充满动力,但这动力并不是来自激烈的竞争,而是源于自己对冲浪的热爱。

即使拥有着7个世界冠军,莱恩的奖金收入也只是那些顶级男性冲浪运动员的五分之一,而且那些男运动员们囊中只有一个世界冠军。女性冲浪运动员不管在世界何处比赛,她们的奖金收入和男性们比起来真是微乎其微。官方冲浪协会对于增加女性运动员的奖金问题也始终坚决反对。在这种情况下莱恩成立了Beachley Classic来增加女性的获奖奖金,从而确保女性运动员在这项运动中和男性享有相同的机会和条件。

本着同样的精神,她还成立了明日之星基金(Aim For The Stars Foundation),来帮助面临逆境的女孩和妇女实现她们的目标。

“在我冲浪生涯的前八年,我是自己唯一的经济支柱。一周的时间中我有六十小时在餐厅当服务员、叠T恤、教人轮滑,只剩一个小时用来冲浪。”莱恩说到。

该基金每年提供的至少价值七万澳币的奖学金涵盖了众多领域。在2015年,奖学金涵盖领域包括赛艇、越野跑、原住民护理、戏剧方向和儿科学。

申请奖学金的唯一标准就是女性需超过十二岁,并且要有明确的目标和实现目标的热情。现在2016年的申请已经开始了,关于申请和八月七日举办的主要筹款活动的详情,请登陆 www.aimforthestars.com.au 

莱恩对于冲浪一直保持着动力,她致力于将这样的动力和良好的身体状态保持到自己八十岁的时候。

 

 

Layne Beachley

Layne Beachley

 莱恩·比齐利

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 莱恩·比齐利最心仪的澳洲五大旅游胜地 

 

Layne Beachley surfing in Noosa

Layne Beachley surfing in Noosa

 努萨 Noosa

作为一个前职业冲浪运动员和每天坚持冲浪的人来说,昆士兰州的努萨是我休闲冲浪假期的最爱地点之一。如果遇上海浪不适合冲浪的时候,这里还是有很多可看可做的事情,因为努萨历史上就以其绝美的风景和纯朴且温暖的祖母绿海水而闻名,周围还有国家公园环抱。当海浪卷起的时候,接二连三的世界级浪花会让冲浪者应接不暇,这种感受是在世界上其它地方冲浪都无法比拟的体验。

 

At Uluru

At Uluru

北领地

The Northern Territory

我非常喜欢从大海的世界里给自己放一个假,把自己沉浸在大自然的怀抱中,这就是为什么我对北领地是大爱,特别是乌鲁鲁,国王峡谷(Kings Canyon)和利奇菲尔德国家公园(Litchfield National Park)。如果你想体验澳洲内陆和传统的澳大利亚,那么前往红色中心绝对是有必要的。Tali Wiru“星空下的晚宴”不仅为你提供美味的用餐体验,更让你欣赏到日落下的艾尔斯大岩石(Ayres Rock)。第二天可骑着自行车来一次环山之行,感受生命力顽强的土著血统。徒步去国王峡谷也是开始新一天的一个好方式,那里也是从上至下观察这个地区的最佳地点。利奇菲尔德有很多的瀑布,游泳的地方,徒步和露营的场地。

 

Sydney Harbour bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

 

悉尼 Sydney

当然了,没有地方能像家一样,但是,在这世界上,我最喜欢的城市就是悉尼。这里有全世界最美丽的沙滩,全年都有救生员巡逻,适合从初学者到世界冠军等各个级别的冲浪者。如果没有搭乘轮渡畅游悉尼港,那么悉尼之旅将是不完整的,它将会给你时间让你徜徉在自然的美景及城市的多元化中。为了能看遍所有美景,即使你有一点恐高,我还是强烈建议你走到海港大桥的最顶端。

 

Layne with husband, INXS star Kirk Pengilly and their camper

Layne with husband, INXS star Kirk Pengilly and their camper

埃尔奎斯特 El Questro

如果你想再对自己好一点并且探索澳大利亚最壮观的景点之一的话,除了西澳大利亚金伯利地区的埃尔奎斯特(El Questro)外,你再也发现不了别的地方了。科克(Kirk)和我租了一辆四驱露营车沿着Gibb River路从布鲁姆(Broome)一直开到了达尔文(Darwin)。在半路的霍姆斯特德(Homestead),我们享受了奢华的一晚,以此作为对自己的奖励。这是一片存在于夏博兰谷(Chamberlain Gorge)最高处的静僻地,能看到山谷和所有河流从日出到日落壮观的全景图。这里也是领略金伯利地区野性之美的理想场所,相比于五星的奢华酒店一点也不逊色。

 

Margaret River from a helicopter

Margaret River from a helicopter

玛格丽特河             Margaret River

虽然西澳与东部的州只有四小时的距离,但是一旦当你置身其中时,便会感觉这里的与众不同。我非常喜欢玛格丽特河地区,因为在一个假期里我想经历的所有东西这里都有。这里有各种各样非常棒的住宿可供选择(我最喜欢的是位于登斯伯勒(Dunsborough)的Wydham Resort)、有用独特料理惊艳你味觉的各色餐厅、有充满活力的酒吧、美丽的沙滩,还有许多冒险活动。这片地区以酒庄和酒窖而享有盛名,其中还不乏一些世界级别的。所以一定要确保有一位指定的司机,这样就能好好享受葡萄酒之旅了。

 

旅游小贴士:

安全第一。永远记得告诉朋友或家人你要去的地方和回来的时间。这样如果有任何意外发生,就会有人知道。

提前计划。 当你决定好了旅行的目的地之后,可以上网查查这个地方,或者和已经去过那里的人聊一聊。他们会给你提供一些内行人的讯息,比如有哪里事情可以做或者如何打破常规的旅游。

 

更多关于莱恩的信息请登陆 www.laynebeachley.com

照片由莱恩·比齐利和news.com.au提供。

 

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迪·莫里西— 我最心仪的澳洲五大旅游胜地

 

迪·莫里西(Di Morrissey)是澳大利亚最成功的作家之一。截至目前为止她已经出版了23本畅销小说和两本儿童读物。

在1991年出版她的第一本小说《勇敢圆梦心》(Heart of The Dreaming)之前,她以记者、电视主持人和制片人、演员以及外交官妻子的身份环游世界。随之带来的不仅仅是她作为作家的极度成功,还有她长期以来在环境方面所作出的积极贡献。

她的每一本小说都和一个激励她创作的特殊地方紧密相连。

 

Broome

Broome

Broome

布鲁姆

1983年拍摄电视节目《早安澳洲》(Good morning Australia)时, 我路过布鲁姆,并在金伯利(Kimberley)海滩旁发现了一块遥远且沉睡着的点状区域,好似在宣称自己是世界的采珠中心。当时它给我留下了深深的印象,那印象不仅是引人注目的风景,还有留存至今的历史光环。那光环与红树林沼泽里的古老彩珠帆船遗迹共存、与采珠大师独特的格子型屋子共存、也残留着中国和日本文化对其的影响。如今古老的采珠小舍已被改造成珍珠商店,出售当地的漂亮珍珠。这些珍珠是在海岸边蔚蓝温热的海水中孕育而成,最后变成最大的牡蛎珠母贝。世界上没有比澳大利亚南海珍珠更完美的珍珠了,它是科技与自然相结合的产物。

现在这个古老的地方已经和高端旅游行业紧密相连了。壮丽的卡波海滩(Cable Beach)绵延数英里,阿富汗骆驼夫牵着骆驼载着游客行走在日落海滩。这里碧水蓝天,美轮美奂。血红色的岩石和沙子勾勒出美丽的海岸线,也记录着恐龙曾在这个地方走过的历史。

这里是一个热情好客的小镇。游客们在这里可以逃离一切,把自己的身份编织融入当地多元文化的遗产中。在布鲁姆,你会感到你在另一个世界,远离世俗。

西北的海岸线一定有一种魔力,激发了《月亮的眼泪》(Tears of the Moon)和《金伯利太阳》(Kimberley Sun)两本书的创作。

 

The Kimberley

The Kimberley

Mitchell Plateau & The Kimberley

米切尔高原与金伯利

西澳的金伯利(Kimberley)是一片美地令人叹止的广袤大地,它是这个地球上仅剩的原生态荒原之一。壮丽的峡谷、河流、瀑布和高原不仅仅是绝美的画面也是世界上最古老艺术和圣址的发源地。金伯利有许多土著民部落,尽管其中很多已经不再生活在这个国家,其他的部落还是尊敬并遵守着传统的礼仪。我花了很多时间与在米切尔高原的Ngarinyin长者在一起,学习他们的文化,探访Wandina艺术的神秘遗址。这是我无上的荣耀,并且我还把这写进了我的小说《歌颂者》(The Songmaster)。

但是这里有很多地方是很难进入的,一些地方需要获得土地主人的授权方能进入,一些地方需要乘坐直升机才能看到最美的风景,但是去吉布河路(Gibb River Road)的经历绝对是让人难以忘记的。澳大利亚有很多如此珍贵的地方,你绝对应该在采矿业毁了它们之前看一看它们。

 

Heron Island

Heron Island

Heron Island

诶龙岛

大堡礁是最为我们熟知的自然景观,同时也是受过度发展影响最为严重的自然景观之一。

诶龙岛是位于北昆士兰的为数不多的真正属于大堡礁一部分的岛屿,并且并视为自然学家的仙境。它是一个恬静而简单的地方,吸引了很多自然爱好者。它就是那种没有吵闹的夜生活,几乎和外部与世隔绝的地方,它是一个人们夜晚早早就上床,为了赶在黎明之前起床去看绿色和红色乌龟下蛋的地方。几个月后,刚孵化的小龟便会冒着危险冲向大海。

你可以绕着这个岛屿散步、观鲸、游泳,在美丽的珊瑚群中潜水,浮潜,乘船到大堡礁外钓鱼,因为这个地方给人的感觉非常低调,你会感觉这个地方就是属于一个人的。在这座岛上有一个昆士兰大学的研究所,它已经有50年的历史了。我花了一些时间和海洋生物学家及研究员在一起。能够在珊瑚产卵的晚上待在这里是非常令人激动的。 我看到了海水变成深红色,珊瑚释放了数百万的孢子为的是希望在经过一定时间后能形成新的珊瑚群或珊瑚礁。诶龙岛就是我的小说《暗礁》(The Reef)的原型。

 

Dorrigo National Park

Dorrigo National Park

Bellingen NSW

新南威尔士 贝林根

我当时在为我的小说《回家的路》(The Road Back)找一个既小又美丽和宁静的小镇作为故事发生地。这是一个带既有趣又有爱心的社区,在这里美丽的社区环境受到珍视,田园般的儿时记忆常常被人提起,邻里间互相帮助。在这里遗址还会得到重建,花园会被修葺为大观园。这里是纷繁世界里的一片绿洲。

我在美丽的拜伦湾(Byron Bay)住了很多年,但随着金钱的涌入,它的气质也发生了变化,原本吸引人的小镇的多彩性格也慢慢丧失。当我往返于拜伦和悉尼之间,我总会在贝林根停留一下,探望我的朋友。我最近回去时会在道里勾高原(Dorrigo Plateau)稍作停留和并略加探索这个被雨林包围的地方。美丽的贝林根河是游泳,钓鱼,玩皮划艇,玩木筏,观鸟和野餐的绝佳之地。

这片地区蕴含了很多悠久的历史,它的美丽被人们用画笔,照片和影响记录了下来。它被用来做电影《奥斯卡与露辛达》(Oscar and Lucida)的背景,Glennifer的小教堂一眼就能够被认出来。在这风景如画的乡村里,无论镇里镇外都有很多供应住宿和早餐的地方还有可口的食物。这里是如此的如诗如画,给人一种不真切的美。然而从这里只需要几分钟就能到达繁华且有各式各样设施的可夫港(Coffs Harbour)。

 

 

Manning Valley - Flat Rock lookout

Manning Valley – Flat Rock lookout

The Manning Valley NSW

新南威尔士曼宁谷

这片绿油油的山谷乳牛场对我来说是个神奇的地方。农场可以追溯到拓荒者时代,甚至是更早的年代,当时新南威尔士州最早期的殖民地还在处于雪松伐木的年代。美丽的曼宁河(Manning River)起源于大分岭山脉(Great Dividing Range)的巴林顿峰(Barrington Tops),它顺流而下经过巨大的三角地带再而流入大海。

我出生在位于山谷中的温纳姆(Wingham)小镇,它由非常悠久的历史。从我祖父当时建这个房子到现在几乎没有什么变化。我在拜伦湾住了很多年,但当我一次返乡穿过温纳姆时,一位可爱的老人在街上叫住了我并对我说“亲爱的,我和你母亲一起上的学。”这时我意识到,这个地方埋藏着我最早期的记忆,而我的根已经深深的扎在这山谷中,因此,我在2007年搬回来了。

在诶兰兹(Elands)高原的埃伦伯勒(Ellenborough)瀑布那有很多风景美丽的景观,村庄围绕着温纳姆和河边的塔里(Taree)。河流穿过山谷的中心,它是一条能使我们重新焕发精神的主干道,并且非常适合钓鱼,划船,划独木舟,又或者对于我来说,是一个适合坐下来,静静做梦,去记忆去找寻灵感的地方。我的书《山谷》(The Valley)就是以这里为原型的。

 

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特雷西·斯派瑟(Tracey Spicer):我最心仪的澳洲五大旅游胜地

特雷西·斯派瑟(Tracey Spicer)在TedxSouthBankWomen演讲上的出色表现不仅在Youtube视频网站上获得了一百多万的点击率,而且获得了人们的一致好评。她在舞台上褪去自己的外衣,一反女性应有的形象,这种做法是对当代社会人们对于女性外表所提出的无理且不现实要求的挑战。

拥有在各种媒体工作30余年的经验,特雷西身兼数职。不仅是社会评论员,同时也是广播播音员、新闻和杂志评论专栏作家、电视新闻主持人、演讲家和旅行作家。目前她正担任澳大利亚Sky News的国际主持人。

特雷西最心仪的五大旅游胜地:

uluru-at-sunset

Uluru

  乌鲁鲁Uluru

我竟然等到自己46岁才去这个令人叹为观止的地方,这真是让我不太好意思承认啊。它是澳大利亚土著遗产很好的教育素材。在乌鲁鲁有一个非常棒的针对土著年轻人的培训项目。
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Far-North-Queensland

North Queensland

       昆士兰北部   Far North Queensland

好吧,我承认,我就是昆士兰人,而且我非常喜欢那种悠闲的生活态度。棕榈湾(Palm Cove)和道格拉斯湾(Port Douglas)的每个人都会说‘你好啊’、‘亲爱的’或者‘小可爱’,这会让我很有家的感觉。当然了,丹特里(Daintree)雨林的美令人叹为观止,特别是当你从SkyRail 雨林坐缆车从上往下看的时候。

 

Questacon

Questacon

堪培拉   Canberra

好吧,我又得承认一下:我们全家都是政治迷,所以对于堪培拉肯定有独特的感情。这里也有澳大利亚最好的博物馆,包括国家科技中心(Questacon)。如果不是因为离海滩太远,我们全家肯定会住到堪培拉的!

 

Falls Creek

Falls Creek

 位于维多利亚的佛斯溪   Falls Creek

在冬天我们非常喜欢到这里,因为在滑雪场内的住宿对于家庭来说是个非常便捷的选择。这里的餐厅也非常棒,三蓝鸭(Three Blue Ducks)就是一家非常有名的饭店,它崇尚从牧场到餐桌的天然烹饪理念。

 

Emily Bay Norfolk Island

Emily Bay Norfolk Island

诺福克岛   Norfolk Island

是的,它是澳大利亚的一部分哦! 上周我带着九岁的儿子去了那里,因为那时他正在学习有关第一舰队(The First Fleet)的历史,古老的历史历史令人着迷。艾米丽湾的海滩就像是小号的塔希提岛。

 

旅游小贴士:

*轻装上阵,特别是你带着孩子一同出行。我们总是喜欢带着过多的东西旅行!
*做一些与众不同的事情。我们全家之前是在帆船上渡过了一周,这是我们享受过得最好的假期。

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玛西亚•兰顿教授最心仪的澳大利亚五大旅游胜地 – Marcia Langton

Professor Marcia Langton AM is an anthropologist and geographer and holds the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. This year she was appointed Associate Provost. In 1993 she was made a member of the Order of Australia for her work in anthropology and advocacy of Aboriginal rights.

Marcia Langton, a descendent of the fighting Yiman of Queensland, is a strong Indigenous leader with an unwavering commitment to achieve justice for her people.

She is a speaker and writer who has produced a large body of knowledge in the areas of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements with the mining industry, and Indigenous culture and art.

Marcia Langton helps shape the public debate on Indigenous affairs by challenging entrenched views.

And she is a effective activist who lobbies and works with governments and mining companies to change the economic and legal discrimination governing the lives of Aborigines.

There are approximately 600,000 Indigenous people in Australia and 50% of them are young. In public forums, Professor Langton warns of an “impending tragedy” when those quarter of a million young Indigenous Australians will need jobs. Most are not trained, literate or numerate. The rising number of youth suicides and incarcerations show that “ we have no time for cowardice or compromise.”

Marcia Langton 1982 - National Portrait Gallery -photo Juno Gemes

Marcia Langton 1982 – National Portrait Gallery -photo Juno Gemes

Professor Langton identifies the twin problems of poverty and economic exclusion as being at the heart of all the health and socio-economic disadvantage of the indigenous population.

She created a flurry in the media when she advocated the need for Indigenous Australians to compete in the meritocracy and in the economy in the same way white Australians do. Disadvantage needs to be addressed in a more rigorous way, she argues, with properly targeted programs that meet needs, “ without trapping Indigenous people in the welfare ghetto.”

Professor Langton has been forthright in her support of Indigenous agreements with mining companies as a vital way of creating economic opportunities. She authored a book called ‘The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom’.

She recalls that in a meeting she attended with Rio Tinto in 2001, it was argued that the company could not employ Aboriginal men because they had problems with alcohol and the police. She told them to employ Aboriginal women. They did. In the last decade, mining companies and ancillary services have employed Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, men and women, in larger numbers than ever before in Australian history.

The Mabo case, the Native Title Act and engagement with the mining industry have    “ catapulted Aboriginal people engaged in the mining industry into the mainstream economy. I have worked at mine sites and witnessed this extraordinary change.” she says.

Professor Langton is one of the leaders in the campaign for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous people. In October 1999 she was one of five Indigenous leaders who were granted an audience with the Queen in Buckingham Palace to discuss Recognition.

She also served with Noel Pearson on the  Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians set up by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The Panel made recommendations for Constitutional Recognition and the abolition of the race provisions.

“The most crucial matter to understand about the Constitution is that when it was drafted in the 19th Century, it specifically excluded the Aboriginal people on grounds of race and it is this exclusion that lies at the heart of the state authorised discrimination that continues to this day.”

She argues that “ the Constitutional tradition of treating Aborigines as a race must be replaced with the idea of First Peoples.”

Despite intensive campaigning, Professor Langton and other Indigenous leaders are in a dilemma. The Australian Constitution is one of the most difficult in the world to change. If the referendum fails, she believes that no government in the near future will take up the cause. So the question is – might it not be better to delay the referendum for another generation?

Even if a decision is taken to delay, Marcia Langton will not cease in her fight to ensure Aboriginal people are accorded their rightful place in the nation.

Marcia’s Top 5 Places:

 

MONA, Tasmania

I have been twice, once during construction and once after it opened. This is one of the best art galleries in the world. The architecture is stunning. I don’t want to say much because the Museum of Old and New Art, the private gallery owned by David Walsh, is such a surprise. No spoilers.

 

The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The Great Barrier Reef is the most beautiful place in the world. However, the Reef is too big as a place – at over 2,000 kilometres long – to suggest as one place to visit: it is many. Unfortunately for travellers, it can be very expensive to see the most beautiful and biodiversity rich parts of the reef and the least expensive and accessible areas are impacted by too many visitors. That said, I have visited the reef at several places and the coral reef and its many life forms are always stunning and unforgettable. Green Island is easily accessible from Cairns, as are several other areas. I have also toured parts of the reef departing by boat or yacht from Townsville. I would love to visit Lizard Island.

 

The Daintree Rainforest, North Queensland
 
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

The rainforest covered mountains of north Queensland are heritage listed and there are many places to visit. The Daintree Rainforest is the most famous and because the rainforest meets the sea along this stretch of coastline, this area is magical. I have camped at Thornton’s Beach (many years ago) and, sitting on the beach, watched the ocean traffic in wonder. Pilot whales, dugong, schools of fish, and stingray passed by, while the beach itself is a peaceful and beautiful place to rest. The fire flies come out in the evening here, and the animals that create irridescent clouds float on the waves. A full moon night is the best time to sit on the beach here.

 

 Gariwerd, The Grampians, western Victoria
The Balconies, Grampians National Park, Victoria

The Balconies, Grampians National Park, Victoria

The ancient landforms in the Gariwerd Grampians National Park date from the Gondwana period and it shows. These mountains and valleys feel old. And they are old: hundreds of millions of years old. This is a unique place because of its geological history but it is rich in Aboriginal history and culture. I always go to the Brambuk Cultural Centre before heading off on a walk or a swim in a lake. The waterfalls are beautiful after rain. The forests and vegetation are endlessly fascinating and full of birdlife.

 

 Melbourne
The Ian Potter Centre National Gallery of Victoria

The Ian Potter Centre
National Gallery of Victoria

The NGVA and NGVI on opposite sides of the Yarra River in Melbourne CBD are my favourite home town haunts. These art galleries have great collections and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The restaurant and cafes are delightful. Parking is easy at the Federation Square parking station, but it’s an uphill walk to Collins Street to look in the designer shops. Fortunately, Movida is across the road and I can stop there for a wine and tapas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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安妮·萨默斯最心仪的五大澳洲旅游胜地 Anne Summers – My Top 5 Places in Australia

安妮·萨默斯(Anne Summers)可谓是女权主义者、记者、作家、编辑和出版商中的先锋者。

由于家庭暴力的问题现在也位于国家的议程之上,我们很容易就会想到41年前,安妮·萨默斯带头进入悉尼一幢废弃的高楼,并和他人共同成立了艾希(Elsie)女性收容所,这也是澳大利亚第一家女性收容所。

后来,她再一次在她的《可恶妓女和上帝警察》(Damned Whores and God’s Police)一书中为女性发言。这本书于1975年出版,现已成为经典之作。

在1983至1986年期间,安妮在女性地位办公室(现为女性办公室)担任领导性的要职,当时任职的总理是鲍勃

Anne Summers Australian Legends Stamp

·霍克(Bob Hawke)。安妮也曾担任过总理保罗·基廷(Paul Keating)的顾问。

在倡导女性平等方面安妮做出了非凡的贡献。2011年,她被授予“澳大利亚传奇奖项”(Australian Legends Award),进入了“伟大澳大利亚人”的排行榜,她的照片还被印在了特殊纪念邮票上。

由于安妮对女性和新闻工作的贡献,她在1989年被选为澳大利亚勋章(Order of Australia)官员。

安妮一共出版了8本书。在她最近出版的一本名为《厌女元素》(Misogyny Factor)书中,安妮对性别歧视和厌女倾向进行了分析,这两个元素阻碍了女性融入社会、享受平等和尊敬的权利。

 

安妮的五大澳洲旅游胜地

 

Bouddi National Park - Bulimah Spur track - photo John Yurasek

Bouddi National Park – Bulimah Spur track – photo John Yurasek

维哥斯达夫(Wagstaffe)和波蒂(Bouddi)半岛  Wagstaffe and the Bouddi peninsula

位于新南威尔士州中部的海滩,这片小小的半岛就这样闲散着等着游客前去发现它的美。从海湾放眼望去,波蒂国家公园(Bouddi National Park)是它的背景,海边零零散散的小屋和多种多样的鸟类动物,所有的一切都是你从未领略过的。你还想让笑翠鸟加入你的鸡尾酒派对吗?那么赶紧打开瓶盖吧!

 

 

 

Palm Cove

Palm Cove

棕榈湾 Palm Cove

棕榈湾位于凯恩斯以南30公里的北昆士兰地区,这里是度假的传统胜地。棕榈湾的房屋不能高于古老的千层属灌木(Melaleucas),因为早在库克船长到达这片地方补给供水的时候,他就对这种植物表示了感激之情。这里还有质量上乘的餐厅,很不幸的是价格也不便宜。虽然由于水中植物的原因,一年大多数的时间你都不能在这里游泳,但是不管是白天还是夜晚,一天中的任何时候你都可以在海滩上散步。

 

 

Sydney - photo Hamilton Lund

Sydney – photo Hamilton Lund

悉尼  Sydney

四十年前,我第一次来到这座令人炫目的城市,日后虽然经常在像是纽约这样的都市生活,我还是常常流连于悉尼。这是一座充满活力的城市,多元的人口和文化使得一切皆有可能。和任何大城市一样,这里会发生不好的事情,但是和美好的事情相比,一切显得是那么的微不足道。悉尼的自然美景和城市环境是很多地方都无法比拟的,每个角落都有意想不到的风光。

 

 

 

 

Port Arthur guards 1866 - ALMFA,SLT

Port Arthur guards 1866 – ALMFA,SLT

亚瑟港  Port Arthur

这里诉说着我们历史中一段黑暗的时期。这是一片关押澳大利亚早期犯人的流放地,这里有过无法想象的残忍,在1996年也发生过大规模的枪击案。这里的监狱和包括专门为囚犯设计的小教堂在内的周围相关建筑都完整无损地保留了下来。

 

 

 

 

Port Arthur, Tasmania - photo Giovanni Portelli

Port Arthur, Tasmania – photo Giovanni Portelli

 

但亚瑟港同时也是一片风景秀丽、郁郁葱葱的土地,周围流淌着平静的湖水。没有哪个澳大利亚的地方可以像亚瑟港那样把Dorothea Mackellar的句子体现地那般生动,真的可谓是“她的美丽和她的可怕共存”(her beauty and her terror)。

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial

堪培拉  Canberra

不同于其它澳大利亚城市的风光,堪培拉是个独特的地方,这里有着这个国家珍贵的遗迹。每个人在他们的一生中至少要来一次这里,看看澳大利亚国家美术馆、国家肖像美术馆、澳大利亚国家图书馆、澳大利亚博物馆、澳大利亚民主博物馆和战争纪念馆。这些地方并不是庸俗的展馆,他们珍藏着的是我们这个国家历史和文化中最宝贵的东西。

 

 

 

旅游小贴士:

 

*总是在包里放一本有趣的书,因为你永远不会知道旅途中会有多少等待的时间。也要保持电量充足。

 

*轻装上阵。在旅行的时候真的没有必要带很多的衣物,大包小包的去旅行绝对不是一个明智之举。对于我来说,如果是三周的旅行,我所带的只不过是一个小的随身拖轮箱。

 

*旅行是件开心的事情,所以不要紧张。及时到达机场后来一杯咖啡或者鸡尾酒。离开澳大利亚之后,其他城市的机场也是你可以花时间好好探索的地方,像是阿姆斯特丹的史基浦机场(Schiphol),那里还展出来自当地国家博物馆的珍宝。

 

*旅行的时候一定要穿得舒适,一切从简。想想我们现在的旅行方式,即使是要乘坐24小时的经济舱,也比我们的祖先要长时间的漂洋过海舒服的多!