Issue 4
May 5, 2009

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Judy Mengil - Binjin 2008

Binjin 2008
etching on paper
Image size: 50 x 33 cm,
edition of 30
Collaborator: Manni Redlich
Printer: Glynis Lee / Jacinta Numina-Waugh
Special price: $495 (unframed)

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The Evolution of Darwin
The Evolution of Darwin
Kathy de la Rue
ISBN 1876248904PB

Darwin is the only capital city situated in the Tropics. In its comparatively short history, it has been almost completely destroyed four times by Japanese bomber pilots in 1942, and by cyclones in 1897, 1937 and 1974. It has suffered many vicissitudes in social and economic spheres, and it has other unique characteristics, which make it special to all who live there.
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Darwin 200

The Darwin200 initiative celebrates the life and legacy of Charles Darwin. Celebrations are centred on Darwin’s 200th birthday in February 2009.

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the Memory of turbulance by Dian Darmansjah

Dian Darmansjah
born 1973, Biloela, Central Queensland
resides Cairns, North Queensland

The Memory of Turbulence, East 2004
Mezzotint & drypoint etching, edn 1/4; signed verso
13 x 20cm [upper image]; 11 x 13cm [lower image]; 47 x 36cm [paper]
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – NTU1076

Donated by the artist to the Charles Darwin University Art Collection in June 2004.

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Call for new regional training funding model

Barney GloverCharles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover has called for a new funding model for regional and remote education, built around the distinct needs of regional Australia.

CDU advances discussion on Indigenous Creative Industries

Bungul Dancers at Garma FestivalThe upcoming Garma Festival Key Forum will explore a subject that has quickly become one of the most discussed public issues in Australia. Read more >>

Greater investment 'critical' in fight against super firestorms

Bushfire Australia needs to continually research significant fire detection and water-bombing capacity if is to have any chance of preventing future super firestorms like those that claimed hundreds of lives in Victoria this year. Read more >>

East Timorese soldiers trade weapons for notebooks

CDU and Australian Defence in TimorA joint CDU and Australian Defence initiative, aimed at bridging the educational gap between the Timorese and Australian education systems, has boosted the outlook of a group of East Timorese soldiers.

Enrolment figures continue to grow

Enrolments continue to grow at CDU Semester 1, 2009, at CDU is one of the record books, with enrolments up 15 per cent on last year and more prospective students choosing CDU as their first preference.


Protecting dambos protect Darwin harbour

Protecting dambos protects Darwin HarbourResearch by a CDU PhD candidate is contributing to the protection of the Darwin Harbour's water quality, biodiversity and recreational features. Read more >>

Study shows tough times for some new dads

Father and daughterResearch by a CDU academic is shedding light on first-time fathers' sometimes difficult transition to fatherhood. Read more >>


CDU SIFE preps for national championships

SIFE logoCharles Darwin University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) group, which challenges students to apply their studies to make a real difference in their community, is gearing up for the SIFE Australia National Championships in Sydney in July. Read more>>

Students stand in UN ambassadors' shoes

Students stand in UN shoesCDU's students have taken up the opportunity to step into the shoes of United Nations ambassador and gain first hand experience of international relations. Read more>>


Territory university nurses time-poor students

Jennifer JeremicThird year Bachelor of Nursing student, Jennifer Jeremic has joined others from across Australia to complete a clinical training block at CDU's new Alice Springs facility. Read more>>
Warm welcome for international students

International student lunch Hundreds of students and guests turned out at Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina campus for the International Student Lunch, hosted by CDU’s International Office. Read more >>

Mohamed Elgendi presents research at Harvard and MIT

Mohamed Elgendi at MITCDU PhD candidate Mohamed Elgendi has returned from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, where he presented papers based on his research. Read more >>


Dynamic duo keep it in the family

Rebecca and Cherrie-Lee Healy Rebecca and Cherrie-Lee Healy have plenty in common. The sisters live in the same town, work together and also study together. Read more >>


CDU Art Collection exhibition about to open  

Peter Quinn

This year’s Charles Darwin University Art Collection exhibition will be open for public viewing during May. Read more >>

Northern Editions feature print

Judy Mengil - Binjin 2008Judy Mengil mainly paints the country around Binjin - Bucket Springs, which is her mother's country, located in Keep River National Park. She also paints Milligan, near Bullo River, which is her father's country. Read more >>

CDU Art Collection

Dian Darmansjah The Memory of Turbulance Dian Darmansjah The Memory of Turbulence, East, created 2004. Read more >>


Charles Darwin University Symposium 2009

CDU Symposium logoRegistrations are now open for the Charles Darwin Symposium 2009, Charles Darwin: Shaping our Science, Society and Future. Read more >>


May highlights

May 20: Charles Darwin University Scholarship Presentation Ceremony
May 23: "A Spring Romance" Concert Series 2009
May 26: National Healing Day - Sharing a Journey of Healing

For more information about upcoming events visit What's On