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New online project honours Australia, its rugged landscape and its evolving culture

The lovechild of Australian Geographic and MONA, The Territories is a multi-platform publication and curatorial project that explores the physical and psychological geographies of Australia through art, science, history, and everything in between. 

The project is a ‘cabinet of curiosities’, with recent features including a look at the flags of Australian micro-nations, how the 1973 Aquarius Festival transformed Nimbin from a dying farming town into the alternative lifestyle mecca it is today, a funny and acerbic essay by Jeremey Saunders examining landscape representation in Australian film posters, and the start of a series by ecologist Luke Foster on how to better understand wildlife activity in your own backyard.

The Territories has been dreamt up out of a deep fascination with Australia, and the qualities that help distinguish it from anywhere else. Founding editor Heath Killen describes it as ‘a school excursion gone wild’.

Pop on over to The Territories. You’re bound to find something there that interests you and satisfies your wandering spirit.

On The Territories this week is Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night), a series by French photographer Sebastien Millier. After his first encounter with some native wildlife, Millier was inspired to learn more about the behaviour and cultural significance of Australian fauna. Take a look at the full series at theterritories.com.au

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Winter Gold.

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About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.