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   Issue 8 - 6 September 2010         

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Nina Puruntatameri

Nina Puruntatameri
Kulama Design, 2010
Japanese-style woodcut
Edition of 20
Image: 39.5 x 52.4 cm
Paper: 52.5 x 64 cm
Collaborator and printer: Jacqueline F Gribbin
Catalogue ID 10/51
Price $400

Northern Editions - Current Exhibitions



Fred Tjakamarra Lappi Lappi 2005

Fred Tjakamarra

Lappi Lappi 2005
Etching [Workshop Proof, edn of 25]
Printer/collaborator: Dian Darmansjah
Editioned at Northern Editions Printmaking Studio, July 2005
Published by Warlayirti Artists Centre, Balgo

Gifted by the artist & Northern Editions Printmaking Studio, April 2006
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – CDU1324
Image © the artist’s estate & courtesy Warlayirti Artists & Culture Centre, Balgo, WA
Photography: Chris Knight, Digifilm Australia

Looking at Art, CDU Art Collection & Art Gallery


By Steven Farram

This book, illustrated with many rare photographs, seeks to discover why it was that Australia established the Dili consulate with such enthusiasm in 1946, but by late 1949 was considering withdrawing its consul and closing the facility altogether.

Read more at CDU Press



Courses and Careers Night


VORTEX - Corregated Iron and MERGE (CDU)


Hands up... Hands on... 33rd ACAL Conference


Centre for Youth & Community Music - Open Day 2010


Wordskills Australia Darwin Try-a-Trade

Event details on CDU What's On calendar



CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff
at all levels



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Dean Carson

NT population ‘crisis imminent’

A leading academic has warned that the Territory faces a never before seen economic crisis over the next decade as a result of an ageing workforce and high levels of interstate migration.

Walkabout chef launches Indigenous recipe card range

With nutrition, simplicity and affordability its cornerstones, a set of recipe cards is about to revolutionise the way Indigenous communities go about meal time.

William Laurance

Climate change expert urges a rethink of forest futures 

The earth could be in the midst of the single biggest extinction period since the dinosaurs, according to an internationally recognised researcher.

Humanitarian specialist: Prepare super ships for regional disaster

Australia must mandate and fund humanitarian “super-ships” that dominate a response to major ecological crises in the Asia Pacific region, according to a Northern Territory-based humanitarian expert.

Unknowns win bands battle

Alice Springs band The Unknown Artists no longer live up to their name after winning a major music competition in Alice Springs.

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Hawksbill turtle hatchlings

Night patrols help to save endangered species

The search is on this year for the critically endangered hawksbill turtle for Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Xavier Hoenner and the Anindilyakwa Indigenous Sea Rangers.

Early detection scabies research wins award

Research into the early detection of the deadly scabies mite has won an award at the 2010 International Congress of Parasitology.

Jeswynn Yogaratnam

National recognition for paper on torture

The Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) has honoured a Charles Darwin University Lecturer for his academic work involving Guantanamo Bay.

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Steve Sunk

 Walkabout chef prepares bush tucker feast 

The elderly population of Bagot Community had a chance to get up close and personal with a Territory saltwater croc recently, and it was apparently delicious.

Not Dead Yet exhibition

Record numbers view exhibition

More than 1000 people have flocked to a landmark retrospective art exhibition at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery since it opened as part of the 2010 Darwin Festival.

Cave research

Cave researcher helps to prevent disease

One of the world’s top cave explorers was in Darwin recently to unveil the potentially lifesaving secrets held in the deep dark depths of caves around the world.

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Martin Jarvis

Jarvis conducts his way into the pages of music history

Research by a Charles Darwin University academic has just been cited in one of the world’s premier music publications.

Professor Don Fuller

CDU appoints leading economics authority as Professor of Governance 

One of Australia’s leading experts on regional and Indigenous economic development has been appointed to the position of Professor of Governance at Charles Darwin University.

Brian Phillips

CDU takes place on NT’s Nursing and Midwifery Board

The NT Minister for Health, Kon Vatskalis, has appointed CDU Senior Lecturer in Nursing Dr Brian Phillips as a Practitioner Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of the Northern Territory.

Expert urges unity this World Suicide Prevention Day

A leading suicide prevention expert has urged the public to band together this World Suicide Prevention Day to protect and support our communities.

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Scholarship buzz inspires Holly

Holly Angeles' looks set to become an educational leader of the future and a role model for Indigenous people.

Picture courtesy of australian Singing Competition

NT talent sings his way into national finals

Talented local opera singer, Kang Wang has made it through to the final round of the 2010 Australian Singing Competition.

Jessie Bonson

NT student shortlisted for national art award

A mesmerising self portrait by a Charles Darwin University Indigenous student has been shortlisted for a national award.

Nominate young artists for CDU award

Nominations are now open for the 2011 Northern Territory Young Achiever Charles Darwin University Arts Award.

CDU on show for international agents

International agents from around the world visited CDU recently to learn first-hand about the unique location, learning environment and benefits of studying in a smaller regional university.

Jane is pharmacy’s poster person

An educational poster communicating the causes, symptoms and methods for prevention of syphilis has taken top honours in a Pharmacy competition.

Community culture a drawcard for Lisa

The easy pace, weather and great social life are just some of the bonuses of studying Pharmacy in the Northern Territory.

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Bush health boosted with booklet launch

A significant new approach to diagnosing and managing common and clinically important health conditions in remote Australia has been outlined in the latest release of a specialist practitioner book.


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