Issue 3
30 April
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s news bulletin. Read on to learn about a new course giving young women the power to take on a trade and how a famous artwork has inspired a group of ten women from Utju (Areyonga), 220km west of Alice Springs.

Erin Gargan and Olivia Woollett get with the program at Charles Darwin University

Women power through career program

A new program is giving young women the power to take on a trade in the largely male-dominated fields of electrical and refrigeration. 

The Power Career Program is a partnership between Charles Darwin University, GTNT, and the Northern...


Other Top Stories

Leadbeater's Possum Photo: D Lindenmayer and M Greer

Australian mammals and birds at risk

Ten Australian birds and seven mammals are likely to become extinct over the next 20 years, if current management continues, according to new research.

Deputy Director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub Professor John Woinarski said most of...


Other Research News

Agriculture student Maddi Harley hoses down Mackie. Image: Katherine Times

National judges to view CDU’s best Brahmans

The finest cattle from Charles Darwin University’s Katherine Rural Campus Brahman Stud have arrived in Queensland for one of the world’s great beef cattle events next week.

Agriculture and Rural Operations Team Leader Alison Haines said this was the...


Other Community News

Professor Sam Banks has been appointed as an Outstanding Professor

Biologist joins CDU as Outstanding Professor

A conservation biologist, who has studied species ranging from a tiny marsupial that can fit into the palm of a hand to enormous saltwater crocodiles, is the latest high-profile researcher to join Charles Darwin University.

Sam Banks has been...


Other Staff News

Art teacher Suzi Lyon with Utju artists Lorraine Donald and Joy Kunia

Utju artists return Mona Lisa’s smile

Western art’s most famous portrait has served as a point of reference for a series of self-portraits to be exhibited during the iconic Desert Mob Aboriginal art festival in Alice Springs this year.

Ten women from Utju (Areyonga), 220km west of Alice...


Other Students News

The Drag

The Drag

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, 2015, Rover P6; 2-channel video. Colour, sound. 28 minutes, Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Exhibited in People Like Us exhibition, CDU Art Gallery, 8 March – 5 May 2018


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