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Leaving no stone unturned

Volume 10 Number 12 December 8 2014 - January 11 2015

 

In 1908 Englishman and amateur scientist Ernest Westlake travelled south from Southhampton to collect stone implements and interview Tasmanians, many Aboriginal, about native language, history and culture. In 2014, the meticulous digitisation of his entire collection of papers was awarded the prestigious Mander Jones Award. Gabrielle Murphy reports. 

A changing relationship to work: Gen Y focussed on freedom and flexibility

Volume 10 Number 12 December 8 2014 - January 11 2015

 

Laura Soderlind and Susannah Woodward look at the millennial generation’s changing attitudes to work.

Everyday architecture and the local barber shop

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

Manifestations of architecture and design often define our great cities. From the Sydney Opera House to the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal, urban spaces and buildings, so iconic that they become global interpretations of the cities themselves, are not rare. However, these make up only a small component of the urban character.  By Niamh Cremins

Scientists unearth Australia’s early historical records of droughts and flooding rains

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Stav Psonis reports on new research that has added 70 extra years of data to the record of Australia’s weather patterns.

75 years of fuzzy accounting

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Accounting’s Geoff Burrows reflects on a forthcoming event which is the world’s oldest continuing accounting research lecture series.

A step toward unraveling the mystery of Indus Valley script, and printing

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Andi Horvath reports on a discovery in the Indus Valley of ancient copper plates which could potentially date the advent of printing to more than 1500 years, before what is commonly believed to be the first known printing, in China around 700 BCE.

Where are Asian-Australians in public life?

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Despite academic and social success, Asian-Australians remain under-represented in our nation’s public life. Pamie Fung explores the reasons why.

Study finds a lack of knowledge and interest in superannuation among young

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

A new study has found young Australians are generally uninterested and sceptical about superannuation. By Heather Gasgoine.

Translating ideas into action: Carlton Connect

Volume 10 Number 9 September 8 - October 13 2014

 

Cristen Teen previews the forthcoming Challenges, Partnerships, Solutions: Carlton Connect Initiative Conference.

Talking up the importance of preserving our urban heritage

Volume 10 Number 9 September 8 - October 13 2014

 

Zoe Nikakis talks with Professor Gerard Vaughan, convenor of an international conference exploring the preservation of urban built heritage.

Beyond bushfires

Volume 10 Number 9 September 8 - October 13 2014

 

In the aftermath of natural disasters like Black Saturday, longitudinal research studies can be effective in alleviating distress in the short term and lay the groundwork for a more productive response over time. Gabrielle Murphy reports.