Issue 15
6 August 2008


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NORTHERN EDITIONS FEATURE PRINT

Glen Farmer Illortamini's Sydney Harbour Bridge II

Glen Farmer Illortamini
Sydney Harbour Bridge II 2006
Etching, aquatint with chine collé
Image size: 38 x 49.2 cm, edition of 40
Collaborator: Leon Stainer
Printer: Jacinta Numina-Waugh

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CDU PRESS FEATURE BOOK

Enterprise in Tropical Australia

Enterprise in Tropical Australia

George Windsor Earl, with an introduction by R H W Reece

In the 1820s and 1830s when the first British settlements were being made in what is now Australia's Northern Territory, the northern part of the Australian continent was already intimately connected with island South-East Asia by a long history of Indonesian economic activity. Although the early settlements of Melville Island (1824) and Raffles Gay (1827) were intended by the British government more as strategic garrisons than as trading entrepots, they were also the outer limits of Britain's continuing efforts to profit from the indigenous trade of what was then called the Eastern or Indian Archipelago.

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TOP NEWS STORIES

CDU’s Katherine Indigenous centre gains traditional name

CDU will complete the renaming of its four Indigenous units when the centre at the Katherine campus receives a traditional name on Friday, 22 August. Read more >>

RESEARCH

Public health mapping in Eastern Indonesia

Public health mapping in Eastern Indonesia

Two prominent CDU researchers have obtained funding to develop tools and techniques for mapping health data in eastern Indonesia. Read more >>

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Chloe Pelizc and Bree Tillett

Work experience gives Chloe a taste of future career

Work experience within CDU’s marine ecology unit has given a Darwin High School student valuable insights into a field she one day hopes to enter. Read more >>

National Indigenous Music and Dance Symposium

The 7th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance will be hosted this month at CDU. Read more >>

9th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture

Acclaimed Indigenous singer songwriter, Kev Carmody is set to present the 9th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture at CDU’s Casuarina campus on Saturday, 16 August. Read more >>

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Slow food awakens passion for tropical delights

Fine food aficionados can share their passion for Top End produce in an evening dedicated to discussion and degustation of Territory-inspired cuisine. Read more >>

STUDENTS

RAN graduates

CDU powers Navy’s push to upskill

CDU’s Electrotechnology team has delivered a high power electrical course to the Royal Australian Navy. Read more >>

Career expos attract Territory talent

Career options for the Territory’s young people are being highlighted during a series of expos this month. Read more >>

ALUMNI

Indonesian dinner recognises role of alumni

Indonesian dinner recognises role of alumni

An inaugural alumni dinner was held last month in Indonesia with 10 alumni attending. Read more >>

REGIONAL CAMPUSES

CDU program gives confidence in the classroom

CDU program gives confidence in the classroom

Indigenous students at CDU’s Tennant Creek centre are moving closer to finding meaningful work through programs aimed at boosting their confidence and core skills. Read more >>

CDU sharing knowledge at Garma Festival

The topic Indigenous Knowledge: Caring for culture and country will be explored in a three-day Key Forum during the 10th annual Garma Festival which begins next week (August 8). Read more >>

Lauren Jacobsen

Palmerston achiever to cook up a storm in Asia

Award-winning Palmerston chef, Lauren Jacobsen will be a guest of her employer, Novotel Darwin, in Bangkok next month when she represents the NT at an international food expo at the Sofitel Centara in the Thai capital. Read more >>

ARTS

Glen Farmer Illortamini's Sydney Harbour Bridge II

Northern Editions feature print

The inspiration for Glen Farmer’s dynamic etching Sydney Harbour Bridge II is drawn from his experience as artist in residence at the Sydney College of Arts in 2001. Read more >>

COMING UP ON CAMPUS

8-12 August : Garma Festival
8 August : Demographic change in the 21st Century: Issues and challenges for our region - SSPR seminar series
8 August : Indigenous fertility in the Northern Territory - SSPR seminar series
9-10 August : NT Tropical Garden Spectacular - George Brown Botanical Gardens
9-11 August : Garma Key Forum
9 August : Thunder and Lightning - Darwin Symphony Orchestra concert
11 August : Aboriginal community control: Carrying the torch for comprehensive primary health care in the Northern Territory - AIATSIS-CDU joint seminar series
15 August : Information on the Indigenous-AEDI project and its link to the national rollout of the AEDI - Menzies seminar series
15 August : Physiological ecology: Linked processing of energy, nutrients and toxins in vertebrates - EHS seminar series
15 August : Tropical turmoil: A biodiversity tragedy in progress - SER seminar series
15 August : National Science Week launch - Casaurina campus
16-17 August : 7th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance - Casuarina campus
16-29 August : Jirrawun Editions: Recent etchings - Northern Editions exhibition
16 Aug-10 Oct : Kimberley Ink: The Waringarri Suite and selected new etchings - Northern Editions exhibition
16 August : 9th Annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture - Darwin Festival event
17 August : Stargazing, astronomy and solar viewing - National Science Week event
18 August : The emerging north: Indigenous aspirations and the dominant paradigm - AIATSIS-CDU joint seminar series
19-20 August : Taste of Uni - Casuarina campus
21 August : CDU-DEET Teaching Schools launch and partnership celebration - Darwin High School
22 August : SSPR gambling team examine the social implications of geographical information systems (GIS mapping) - SSPR seminar series
23 Aug-22 Sep : Alice Desert Festival Bushfoods/Wildfoods Recipe Competition - Alice Springs campus
24 August : Stargazing, astronomy and solar viewing - National Science Week event
25 August : Breakfast with the skeptic - Why people believe weird things - Science, pseudoscience and the paranormal - National Science Week event
25 August : Macho Joseph Disease (MJD) - Menzies seminar series
25 August : Water and native title - AIATSIS-CDU joint seminar series
26-27 August : Taste of Uni - Alice Springs campus
29-30 August : The National Careers and Employment Expo - Darwin Convention Centre
29 August : Science or action? Throw away models in conservation and development - SER seminar series
30 August : Darwin Symphony Orchesta in concert - SkyCity Casina Darwin
1 September : Betting on the evidence: The case of gambling-related problems among the Indigenous population of the Northern Territory - AIATSIS-CDU joint seminar series
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