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Issue 13
31 July 2006

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Paddy Carlton
Woolirring 1997


Strengthening links with Yolngu leaders

Strengthening links with Yolngu leaders

Each year people from diverse clan groups and cultural backgrounds gather on Aboriginal land at Gulkula in north-east Arnhem Land to talk about issues facing contemporary Indigenous society. The Garma Festival of Traditional Culture will take place from 4–8 August 2006. Read more >>

Linda Burney MP

7th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture

Leading social justice advocate and the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the NSW Parliament, Linda Burney presents the 7th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture at CDU's Casuarina Campus on Saturday 12 August 2006. Read more >>

Ford donates flagship vehicle to CDU

Centralian Motors support automotive training

Centralian Motors, in association with Ford Australia, has again demonstrated its ongoing support of CDU with the donation of its new flagship vehicle to the School of Trades at the Alice Springs Campus. Read more >>

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Feature event : Garma Festival
1 August : What do we know about ICT enabled learning and distance education: Evidence and practice? by Dr Philip C Abrami
2 August : Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
8 August-13 October : Jilamara: new etchings from Melville Island - Northern Editions exhibition - a Darwin Festival event
8 August-13 October : Alan Griffiths: paintings and prints - Northern Editions exhibition - a Darwin Festival event
9 August : Addressing people’s health: Going beyond the medical by Dr Daniel Etya’ale
10-27 August : Darwin Festival
For more information go to What's On >>
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Professor Jonathan Carapetis (photo by Peter Solness)

Bright spark at Menzies

Leading Darwin based medical researcher and new Director at Menzies School of Health Research, Professor Jonathan Carapetis, has been named one of Australia’s Top 10 Bright Sparks. Read more >>

CDU features in history grants

CDU's School of Creative Arts and Humanities featured prominently at the 2006 Northern Territory History Grants. Read more >>

'Sublime Territory: Contemporary romantic landscape painting' by Caroline Rannersberger

CDU researchers showcase current projects

The inaugural CDU Postgraduate Symposium: Right place, Right people, Right time, to be held on 11 August 2006, offers postgraduate research students an opportunity to discuss and present their current projects to their peers and a wider audience. Read more >>

CDU joins national ‘super-microscope’ project

CDU is a key player in a new national research initiative, the Australian Synchrotron partnership. The partnership allows researchers and scientists access to world-class facilities currently not available in Australia. Read more >>

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Susan Hosking

Susan goes from strength to strength

CDU graduate, single mother and scholarship winner, Susan Hosking, is an inspiration to us all. Read more >>

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VET in Schools kicks off for second semester

VET in Schools kicks off for second semester

VET in Schools is one of the fastest growing areas of VET delivered by CDU, with NT DEET currently funding 57 programs provided by the University. Read more >>

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Software tools for Indigenous communities

Software tools for Indigenous communities

CDU's School of Education Learning Group was the host of a recent workshop focusing on the development and flow of software tools in and around Indigenous communities. Read more >>

Duo Lontain

CDU features at the Darwin Festival

The musical talents of CDU's Rebecca Harris and Kathy Banks will be showcased during the 2006 Darwin Festival. Read more >>

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

CDU's continued pursuit and support of education Territory-wide has again been highlighted through the 2006 Letter of Intent. Read more >>

CDU students ‘make a difference’ at SIFE national competition in Brisbane

The CDU SIFE team recently competed in the National SIFE Australia competition held in Brisbane from July 6 to 9. Read more >>

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Semester two kicks off at CDU

Semester two kicks off at CDU

Hordes of students descended on CDU’s Casuarina Campus last week as teaching for semester two got underway. International students were also welcomed to campus at an orientation event held mid-July. Read more >>

National Science Week launch at CDU

National Science Week launch at CDU

National Science Week in the Territory will be launched at CDU's Casuarina Campus on Wednesday 9 August at 4pm. Read more >>

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COGNOS budgeting

CDU's Finance and Asset Services, Budgeting and Business Systems team have recently implemented a budgeting and reporting tool called COGNOS. Read more >>

Vice-Chancellor announces leadership program

CDU and Victoria University have agreed to work together to expand the leadership capability of staff within the two institutions. Read more >>

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Associate Professor Donal Fitzpatrick

Donal Fitzpatrick

Associate Professor Donal Fitzpatrick has recently joined CDU's School of Creative Arts and Humanities as Head of School. Read more >>

Alex Tate

Alex Tate

CDU's Finance and Asset Services division welcomes Alex Tate to the team. Read more >>

Steve Versteegh

Steve Versteegh is leaving

CDU will farewell head of school, Trades, Steve Versteegh on Friday 4 August. Steve is leaving the University to take up the role of head of the Australian Apprentice Centre in the Northern Territory. Read more >>

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Palmerston Campus


Palmerston Campus recently hosted the Regional Industry Career Advisers network launch – just one of a number of activities which took place at the Campus over the past few weeks. Read more >>

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Caroline Rannersberger

Beyond the sublime

Caroline Rannersberger presents her latest work in ‘Beyond the sublime’, from August 11-24 2006. Read more >>


Northern Editions feature print

Paddy Carlton’s Woolirring etching follows the meandering form of the Bullo River, in the north-western region of the Northern Territory. The Bullo River region is Carlton’s traditional country, and is depicted here in a style and colour palette that evokes its flat semi-arid landscape interspersed with red mountainous terrain.

Paddy Carlton (c. 1920-2006) was born in country called Goordamankoo on Legune Station in the NT, just over the WA border. He took his gadiya (white) surname from Carlton Hill Station, reflecting his work as a stockman. He recalled participating in cave painting as a child, and was taught painting techniques from his elders in the country around Legune and Bullo River Stations in the NT. 

Paddy was a senior law man in his community. He began exhibiting in 1990, primarily working with paint on canvas, sculpture, and printmaking. He had two solo exhibitions (2002, 2003), and participated in many group exhibitions. He is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, and the National Gallery of Victoria. Until he passed away in early 2006, Paddy was the key artist and mentor for Waringarri Arts in Kununurra. (Waringarri Arts) 

Paddy's print is part of Northern Editions latest exhibition, Collectors Editions: iconic Waringarri prints from the Kimberley, showing from 29 June to 2 August, Building 33, Casuarina Campus.

Visit the Northern Editions website for further information about this and future exhibitions.

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