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New baby emu chicks earn their stripe...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 25/10/2012 - 02:24 pm

Sydney – 25 October, 2012 – WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo this week welcomed a flurry of feathered friends with the arrival of four adorable, distinctively striped baby emu chicks. The chicks arrived last week from John Morony Wildlife Care Centre, who, as part of an ongoing partnership with WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, housed the baby emus throughout a month-long quarantine period. Marcus Mellenbergh, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Bird Keeper, commented: “We’re thrilled to have a healthy and happy new brood with us. Emus grow extremely quickly – our chicks will be fully grown in the next five or so months – so now is a fantastic time to visit!” These lovable ...

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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s most terrifyin...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 04/10/2012 - 08:07 am
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Sydney – 3 October, 2012 – WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo today carried out a feed for the attraction’s most terrifying resident, a 700kg crocodile called Rex, who demolished an extra-large serving of beef ribs to celebrate his first bite after emerging from three months of winter fasting. Expertly coordinated by WILD LIFE Sydney’s Reptiles Keeper, Jason Hainke, the feed was conducted behind a specially-constructed gate which keeps the staff completely safe from Rex’s hungry jaws. After months of hibernation, Rex, who is one of the world’s largest crocodiles, emerged from hibernation and aggressively chowed down on his first meal in three months. “Th ...

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Sydney Aquarium relaunches as SEA LIF...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 24/09/2012 - 06:02 pm
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Sydney – Monday 24 September 2012 – Sydney Aquarium today revealed the results of a nine-month, $10 million overhaul and opened its doors as the all-new SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Launching a spectacular $5 million ocean tunnel walk-through, Shark Valley, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore was present to officially open the doors to the iconic Sydney establishment, which now flies the world-famous SEA LIFE flag. Celebrating its status as one of the world’s largest aquariums – with over 70 exhibits of 700 different species and 13,000 animals in an impressive eight million litres of water – SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will also become home to the world’s larges ...

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Glen St Theatre 2013 season

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 20/09/2012 - 02:09 pm
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 GLEN STREET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2013 SEASON Glen Street Theatre has announced an exciting line up of entertainment coming to the Glen Street stage in 2013. A diverse and exciting programme of drama, music, satire and comedy, 2013 promises something for everyone. The season kicks off with Managing Carmen, the brand new comedy by Australia’s most successful playwright David Williamson. A play about football, identity and slingbacks, Managing Carmen is laugh out loud comedy for lovers of football and designer dresses alike. Then, David Denborough’s Sundowner, starring the much-loved Helen Morse, explores the complicated realm of memory through a powerful combination of ...

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Clare Bowditch to headline Sydney’s l...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 14/09/2012 - 11:12 am
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The Australian National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that ARIA award winning singer Clare Bowditch will headline at Sydney’s Classic and Wooden Boat Festival on the evening of Saturday 13 October.
Touring nationally around Australia, this will be a unique opportunity to experience Clare’s live show - full of new songs and the kinds of stories that only Clare can tell – against the backdrop of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
The Classic and Wooden Boat Festival on the weekend of 13 and 14 October gives Sydneysiders the chance to get up close and personal with more than 70 classic boats that recall the golden age of sailing. This year the festival has been revampe ...

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NEW floating festival ‘You+1’ set to ...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 07/09/2012 - 08:22 am
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Revealed today, international artists Steve Aoki and Rudimental to headline You+1
This summer‟s party season just got hotter with today‟s announcement of a music event unlikeany other – You+1. Kicking off as a floating festival, You+1 will host an exclusive SydneyHarbour boat party, bringing together three of the hottest DJ talents – international tastemakerSteve Aoki, eclectic Londoners Rudimental and Electro-Pop pilots Flight Facilities – in a veryfirst for the Australian dance scene.
Set to be one of the most in-demand tickets this summer, the You+1 festival sponsored byDurex, offers a unique opportunity to see some of the world‟s most in-demand DJs perform inan intima ...

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MANLY JAZZ 2012 - putting the Vibe ba...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 04/09/2012 - 03:03 pm
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Legendary US-based trumpet player Terell Stafford, New Orleans percussionist Bill Summers and enchanting young French Caribbean chanteuse Tricia Evy will be highlight performers at ‘Manly Jazz’ Saturday 29 September - Monday 1 October long-weekend. ‘Manly Jazz’ also features hundreds of Australian and other international jazz artists, most performing free to the public, the action taking place mainly outdoors alongside Manly’s rolling, 2.4 kilometre (1.5-mile) Pacific beach. Terell Stafford
Hailed by piano legend McCoy Tyner as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player”, Terell Stafford will heat up the Manly Jazz Oc ...

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The National Maritime Museum’s popula...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 29/08/2012 - 02:20 pm
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The National Maritime Museum’s popular Classic and Wooden Boat Festival returns to Darling Harbour this October. This year the action packed family event has been revamped and has plenty to delight little kids and big kids alike.
And for the first time the festival will kick on into the evening with live entertainment and an outdoor festival pop up bar with unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour.
The colourful festival on the weekend of 13 and 14 October gives Sydneysiders the chance to get up close and personal with more than 70 classic boats that recall the golden age of sailing including a dozen beautiful Halverson cruisers.
Children will have loads of fun in a range of activities. ...

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Pirates Ahoy! Family fun day at the A...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 27/08/2012 - 09:09 am
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Pirates Ahoy! Family fun day Entry included in general museum admission - $7 adult, $3.50 child/concession, $17.50 family Sunday 16 September 2012…11.00am to 3.00pm
Arrr! The National Maritime Museum is counting down to the opening of its Pirates! adventure land these school holidays with a pirate themed family fun day to train new pirate recruits. Families are invited to don their best pirate gear and join Captain Feathersword, Henry the Octopus and a host of other pirate scoundrels in a special day of skulduggery on Sunday 16 September.
Families can join our Wiggly friends as they sing and dance along to some of their favourite Wiggly songs. Performances will take place at 11am ...

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New Shipwreck and Mangrove exhibit Sy...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 19/07/2012 - 10:15 am
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After the successful launch of Tropical Bay of Rays, Sydney Aquarium has now launched two more brand new exhibits – Shipwreck and Mangroves, where guests can discover some truly unique marine animals in amongst spectacular surrounds. Guests can venture through the murky mangroves – an area which replicates the dark, atmospheric feel of the mangrove swamps of Australia’s tropical north – home to frogs, lizards, crustaceans and a magnificent variety of fish. Here, you’ll discover Australia’s second largest freshwater fish, the Barramundi, and the prehistoric Lungfish and Saratoga, both of whom have ancestors dating back to around 140 million years ago.& ...

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