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Campus library welcomes INPEX donation

Ecological Studies of the Bonaparte Archipelago and Browse Basin Ecological Studies of the Bonaparte Archipelago and Browse Basin

Among the new books on the shelves at Casuarina campus library are three volumes that reflect CDU’s burgeoning relationship with energy developer INPEX.

Director Library Services Ruth Quinn said the donation of three copies of “Ecological Studies of the Bonaparte Archipelago and Browse Basin” reflected the gas giant’s commitment to engage with the university.

“The book describes investigations into aspects of the terrestrial and marine environment of the Bonaparte Archipelago and Browse Basin in the Kimberley region of Western Australia,” Ms Quinn said.

“It is a valuable contribution to the scientific knowledge of the area and will be of interest to students, staff, researchers and the general public, as a record of the biodiversity of this special area.”

Ms Quinn said one copy had been added to the Special Collection and the others to the Main Collection at Casuarina where they are available for borrowing by library members.

“I am most grateful to INPEX and general manager Sean Kildare for their support of the university.”

Last year CDU formally acknowledged INPEX’s contribution to CDU when INPEX Corporation President Toshiaki Kitamura visited Casuarina campus, home of the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas.

The state-of-the-art teaching and training facility was built with support from the NT Government and the oil and gas industry through INPEX, Total and other participants in the Ichthys LNG project.