Issue 2
2 March 2009

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Jacina Numina - Waugh, Women's Ceremoney

Jacinta Numina - Waugh
Women's Ceremony-Awelye 2007
Image size: 16.5 x 24cm; Paper size: 36.1 x 46.5cm
Printer: Jacinta Numina-Waugh
Price: $110 unframed (including GST)

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Far Country:
a short history of the Northern Territory by Alan Powell

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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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Registrations are now open for the Charles Darwin Symposium 2009, Charles Darwin: Shaping our Science, Society and Future.

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VC Barney Glover

New V-C calls for funding increase

Funding across the university sector must be increased as more people turn to higher education during tough economic times, Charles Darwin University’s new Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said during his first week in the role.Read more >>

Assessing northern Australia’s ecological footprint

A paper by Charles Darwin University’s School for Environmental Research is helping to benchmark the environmental impact of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the Northern Territory.Read more >>

ADF ‘needs more resources’ in bushfire emergency

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) should be equipped to better protect Australia from its increasing environmental volatility as global warming moves from rhetoric to disastrous reality, according to a leading humanitarian expert.Read more >>
US Consul General US Consul General visits CDU
The US Consul General, Mr Michael Thurston, recently visited CDU and met with several senior staff and got a first hand look at traditional print-making techniques at Northern Editions.Read more >>


Unsafe abortion cause of death

Unsafe abortion a leading cause of death

Unsafe abortion is a leading cause of death for pregnant women globally, according to a prominent Charles Darwin University researcher.Read more >>


Volunteer spirit helps online learning in the NT 

A group of volunteers from around Australia is supporting Charles Darwin University researchers to implement an online literacy program targeting struggling Indigenous students.Read more >>


CDU Scholarship winners

VC's and Dean's Scholarships presentation 

CDU’s 2009 scholarship winners include two future engineers, a pharmacy student and a preservice teacher.Read more >>

Orientation Alice Springs & Casuarina


Alice Springs and Casuarina Orientation
Orientation 2009 at Charles Darwin University was a huge success with hundreds of first time and returning students attending events at the Casuarina and Alice Springs campuses.Read more >>


Professor Gary Davis

CDU appoints new Dean of Law, Business and Arts

Charles Darwin University has appointed a new Dean to the Faculty of Law, Business and Arts.Read more >>
Bowerbird audience

Australia’s Great Bowerbird wows audiences in Japan

A documentary on the unique courting and mating behaviour of Australia’s Great Bowerbirds has just received a successful premier screening on Japanese television.Read more >>



Water-wise nursery a hit with locals

The Alice Springs campus nursery is further developing as a key environmental plant resource of central Australia.Read more >>
baker Second place ‘belissimo’ for NT master baker
A talented Territory baker and his Australian team nearly cleaned out the hosts after winning second place at an international baking competition in Italy.Read more >>

CDU brings horse training to Alice Springs
CDU is calling all budding jockeys with the launch of a vocational training stablehand program at the local turf club. Read more >>
WA rangers flood Katherine
Massive rainfall kept CDU's latest recruits in the classroom before they were able to return to their West Australian homes.Read more >>


Women's Ceremony-Awelye 2007

Northern Editions feature print

Jacinta Numina-Waugh’s etching Women’s Ceremony – Awelye refers to the traditional design women paint on their chests and breasts in preparation for ceremony. The ritual of ceremony is an integral activity for Aboriginal people in upholding the Law of the country, and the participants take their role very seriously.Read more >>
William Forest Gum Trees CDU Art Collection
Fred Williams Forest of Gum Trees created 1965-6.


6 March : Annual CDU Careers Advisors Day
13 March: Yalangbara: art of the Djang' kawu: free public seminar
18 March: DFAT Employer Presentation
28-29 March: Australian Open Garden Scheme
28 March: NT Young Achiever Awards Presentation

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