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   Issue 5 - 6 June 2011         

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Northern Editions printmaking studio


PADDY BEDFORD – June 10th  – July 22nd

This month Northern Editions will be showing prints from the amazing Indigenous artist Paddy Bedford. (c. 1922 – 2007)

Paddy’s work is celebrated all over the world and tells stories from his country near the East Kimberly. These prints were created through Northern Editions in collaboration with Leon Stainer in 2004.

A set of five limited edition works will be for sale.

Alongside Paddy Bedford will be a selection of works from Northern Editions. For CDU staff these prints will be offered with the frame included. Come and get a great piece of art ready to hang as soon as you get home. (Does not include Paddy Bedford works)


CDU Art Collection

Dhalmula #2 Burarrwanga
Born c.1995, Nhulunbuy, resides Yirrkala
Yirritja moiety; Gumatj clan
Homeland: Bawaka
Ngarra [Me] 2010, edn 3/4
Digital photography & linocut
Print workshop facilitator/collaborator: Alicia Scobie
30 x 21cm [image], Magnani Pescia paper
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – recent acquisition
Image © the artist & courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala

CDU Art Collection
& Art Gallery


CDU Press

Contact Zones: Sport and Race in the Northern Territory, 1869-1953
Matthew Stephen


Read more at CDU Press

June 2011

2 - 3

School of Creative Arts & Humanities (music) jazz workshops by Jacam Manricks


Darwin Sympthony Orchestra - Opera Gala Under The stars, 6.30pm at the CDU shound shell, Casuarina Campus


The Northern Institute presents Statehood: A dialogue with special guest speaker - The Honourable Fred Chaney


Ross Garnaut - Climate Change Review


Mataranka Station Open Day

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff


104.1 Territory FM website


New ranking puts CDU near top for environmental research
Charles Darwin University is in the top four Australian universities for research in environmental sciences and ecology, according to a new international ranking.

CDU program awarded $10 million to help build English skills

A program helping the Territory’s newest settlers gain the vital skills to build their lives has been awarded $10 million in funding over the next three years.

Students win awards for research to protect Darwin harbour

Two Charles Darwin University postgraduate students have won awards for their research into the future protection of northern Australian waters at the Envirotox 2011 conference recently held in Darwin.

Health Minister welcomes NT medical students

Statue of Lembuswana unveiled at Indonesian Gardens
Charles Darwin University has added a huge piece to its Indonesian Gardens with the unveiling of the Statue of Lembuswana from East Kalimantan.

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CDU secures funding for national research projects

A number of Charles Darwin University (CDU) research proposals have received funding as part of the prestigious Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects Scheme for projects commencing in 2011.

New book probes ‘Demography at the Edge’
A new book examining the unique challenges and opportunities the human geography of remote places presents for policy formation, economic development and social outcomes will be launched this week.

Three minutes of fame pays off for Therese
The best of Charles Darwin University’s research cohort have pitted their wits against each other for a chance to represent the Northern Territory in a national postgraduate competition.

NT receives $5 million boost for research

Charles Darwin University has significantly increased its future research capabilities with more than $5 million awarded to support national research focusing on coastal, marine, environmental, and social sciences in the northern Australia.

Join in a dialogue on statehood

The Northern Territory’s emerging ‘thinktank’ The Northern Institute will hold a series of lectures to promote dialogue on the subject of Statehood leading up to the Constitutional Convention.

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International Nurses Day marks opening of historic exhibition
Charles Darwin University’s Nursing Museum hosted its annual celebration of International Nurses Day with an exhibition that traces and celebrates nursing and nurses in the Northern Territory.

NT voice calls for strong governance for Indigenous Australians

An expert with more than 22 years experience in applying Indigenous knowledge to achieving Indigenous economic improvement and sustainable development will address a conference in Sydney this month

Students voice opinions to change their world

Local Territory politicians take note, hundreds of school students from around the Northern Territory have united to have their say about the future they will inherit.

Hundreds try hand at a trade

Close to 800 students have converged on the Territory’s leading vocational education and training (VET) provider, Charles Darwin University, to try their hand at a trade.

School students look towards future in oil and gasThe ConocoPhillips Energy Challenge recently held at CDU aimed to inspire, challenge and reward students, teachers and schools students.

CDU students shine at Literary Awards

Charles Darwin University has been well represented by a number of past and present students at the 2011 NT Literary Awards with several taking out the top prize in their respective categories.

‘Magic piano’ a technological first

For the first time in Darwin and the Northern Territory a new electronic piano, reminiscent of the movie Ghostbusters, has performed at Charles Darwin University.

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CDU on show for Chief Minister

Staff and students at the university’s Casuarina campus hosted a day-long visit recently by the Northern Territory Chief Minister, Paul Henderson.

Book lifts lid on Leichhardt mystery
A book retracing the path of legendary 19th Century explorer Ludwig Leichhardt has been published by a Northern Territory academic.

CDU graduate inspires with her artwork
The impressive drawing skills, creativity and unique quality of work of a former Charles Darwin University (CDU) student have been recognised by some of the best in Australia’s art circles.

CDU celebrates commitment to reconciliation

Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover and Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership Professor Steve Larkin have launched the “Statement of Commitment to Reconciliation”, to celebrate Reconciliation Week.

Tireless social worker receives reward for NT peers

Charles Darwin University Associate Professor of Social Work Deborah West has won Northern Territory Social Worker of the Year for her commitment to improving social work education in the NT.

Pharmacy students acknowledged for excellence

CDU Bachelor of Pharmacy students have received awards for outstanding achievements as part of their higher education study.

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Research informs treatment of petrol and alcohol abusers
Research by Menzies School of Health Research at Charles Darwin University is improving understanding of the treatment and prevention of chronic petrol and alcohol abuse.

Indigenous graduates robe up in style

Charles Darwin University’s has recognised the academic achievements of its Indigenous higher education graduates with the presentation of special stoles.

Graduation recognised Alice Springs’ best and brightest

Testamurs, mortarboards and robes were all the fashion in Alice Springs when Charles Darwin University held its mid-year graduation ceremony.


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