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Calls for a Nuclear Free World

The Australian Red Cross continues to call for a nuclear free world. Along with 132 states, it supported the United Nations Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nagasaki in April 2017. How is this call a continuation of work from such people as Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and Rachel Carson (1907-1964)? Both spoke fearlessly about the dangers of science and the need to make peace with the planet. SUGGESTED READING Alice Calaprice & Trevor Lipscombe, Albert... [More]
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Calls for a Nuclear Free World

<p>The Australian Red Cross continues to call for a nuclear free world. Along with 132 states, it supported the United Nations Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nagasaki in

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Where have all the Koalas Gone?

Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936, it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such as our iconic koala – as governments unwind ‘green tape’? Will we soon have to confront our children’s question - "Where have all the koalas gone?" SUGGESTED READING 2014, Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia’s Future Environment, CSIRO Publishing 2009, Australia’s Biodiversity... [More]
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Where have all the Koalas Gone?

<p>Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936, it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such

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The Protection of the Australian Environment: Possums and Power

Why is it so rare to hear about Australia’s biodiversity crisis? Learn about some of Australia’s threatened species including Sydney’s Pygmy Possum, Victoria’s Leadbeater Possum and Kosciusko’s Mountain Pygmy Possum. Understand the power of ideas, science, art, conservation groups and movements that successfully argued for the protection of Australia’s environment. Reflect on recent successes and failures and consider solutions for the protection of the Australia’s environment.... [More]
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The Protection of the Australian Environment: Possums and Power

<p>Why is it so rare to hear about Australia’s biodiversity crisis? Learn about some of Australia’s threatened species including Sydney’s Pygmy Possum, Victoria’s Leadbeater Possum and Kosciusko’s

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Annabella Boswell's Table: Researching Family History Through Objects

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Researching objects belonging to a family can give them greater meaning and significance but can also lead the researcher to investigate other histories (of technology and transport for instance) that are rarely considered in constructing family histories. Carolyn Williams will discuss this with reference to her research on “Prince Charlie's Table”, a table owned... [More]
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Annabella Boswell's Table: Researching Family History Through Objects

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>Researching objects

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The Protection of the Australian Environment: People and Passion

Who are the people who argued for the protection of the Australian environment? What made them so passionate about saving Australia’s wildlife, forests and landscapes? What were their interests, concerns and motivations? What have been the key environment campaigns of the 19th and 20th Centuries? What contemporary issues continue to passionately engage people in calling for the protection of the Australian environment? SUGGESTED READING Hamilton, Clive. (2016). What Do We Want? The... [More]
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The Protection of the Australian Environment: People and Passion

<p>Who are the people who argued for the protection of the Australian environment? What made them so passionate about saving Australia’s wildlife, forests and landscapes? What were their interests,

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Alexander von Humboldt - Lost Hero of Science

This book study - The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf (2015) examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in articulating why Nature had to understood from both a scientific and artistic perspective. He was a friend and mentor to many – including Joseph Banks, Goethe, Darwin, Thoreau, John Muir, and Ernst Haeckel. An incredibly inspirational biography. SUGGESTED READING Andrea Wulf, The Invention of... [More]
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Alexander von Humboldt - Lost Hero of Science

<p>This book study - <em>The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science</em> by Andrea Wulf (2015) examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in

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