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ArchivesACT revisits 1950s public service

ArchivesACT, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ACT RECORDS OFFICE, IS CURRENTLY EXHIBITING SOME OF THE 1956 COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS. ArchivesACT has released the records at its Find of the Month for December 2016. According to PS News*, the Director of Territory Records, Ms Dani Wickman says ArchivesACT thought “…it would be fun to take

Style guide for academic journal

A STYLE GUIDE FOR AN ACADEMIC JOURNAL IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF INFORMATION WHICH PROVIDES A STANDARD APPROACH FOR YOUR NEXT ARTICLE. Being a budding academic is hard work. Especially if you submit a journal article for the first time. If your work is submitted without compliance with a set style guide, you are wasting valuable time and effort.

Exhibition of ANU Arts Graduates 2015

THE 2015 GRADUATING EXHIBITION OF ANU ARTS STUDENTS OFFERS A BONANZA OF COLOUR, TEXTURE AND FORM. The recent Grand Opening of the 2015 exhibition at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra was a great affair. In a sneak preview before opening, journalists were permitted access to the main exhibition on 27 November 2015. It

What’s the Plimsoll line?

THE PLIMSOLL LINE IS USED AS A REFERENCE MARK. The Plimsoll line is located on a ship’s hull to indicate the maximum depth to which a vessel may be safely immersed when loaded with cargo. The Plimsoll line is a special marking for maritime matters. It’s also known as the International Load Line, or the water line (positioned amidship). Another

Canberra displays robotics, drones & UAVs.

CROATIAN EMBASSY HOSTS ROBOTICS EXHIBITION. Drones, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) and remotely piloted aircraft or ‘aircraft without a human pilot on board’ were part of the robotics display hosted by the Croatian Embassy earlier this month. The Robotics Exhibition was generously supported as part of ‘Windows to the World’ program* in Canberra in conjunction with a range

Aussie’s beach passion by Robert Drewe

SOMETIMES A WRITER HITS THE BEACH WITH A SPLASH. Robert Drewe, the Melbourne-born Western Australian writer launched an historical read on the Aussie beach scene in Canberra earlier this month. It’s published just in time for the Christmas rush. It’s a great book packed with ideas of sun, sand and surf on coastal Australia.  The

Goldfields and the Mining Forum

MINING FORUM SET IN THE GOLDFIELDS OF W.A.  Geoscientists I’ve interviewed for Geoscience Australia’s (GA) History of Australian geoscience oral history program talked about their beginnings in geology.* Some geologists I’ve interviewed started their careers in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (W.A.). Some attended the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) (http://wasm.curtin.edu.au/) which is now part of Curtin University. Some ‘geos’ talked sentimentally about the impact which

Heritage Learning Experiences in Canberra

A UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA RESEARCHER KEEPS HERITAGE ON THE MAP. It’s not every day that heritage curators meet their audience, but in mid-July this year several university researchers braved Canberra’s winter weather to do so. They presented their research findings at a heritage symposium for industry, government, university and not-for-profit delegates. The ACT and Region Annual

Australian artist and a poet recognised with Five Bells

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST JOHN OLSEN LAUNCHES BOOK ON FIVE BELLS Acclaimed artist, John Olsen, AO OBE, launched his new book My Salute to Five Bells in Canberra on 19 July 2015. He was in conversation with Dr Deborah Hart of the National Gallery of Australia as part of the launch. John Olsen painted a mural for

Strategic partnering working for New Zealand & China – Part Two

WITH A LITTLE NETWORKING – THE CONVERSATION REALLY WORKED. The new report New Zealand’s China Policy: Building a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership was officially launched in Canberra on 14 July 2015. This strategic partnering for New Zealand and China was conducted at the Australian Centre for China in the World (CIW), Fellows Lane at the Australian National University in Canberra.
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