Posts for November 2016

Online CounsellingBest of 2016!

Hi everyone.  Kellie and I were reflecting on the blog posts this year and thought it would be interesting to have a look at the stats and see what the most popular blog posts were for 2016. #3 – Results, […]

Tectonics and Earth ResourcesUON students at HEDG meeting

Our Honours and MPhil students have presented their projects at the HEDG (Hunter Earth Sciences Discussion Group). Sean Melehan, Unravelling long-distance facies associations and sequence stratigraphy of the northern Sydney Basin Sebastian Wong, Provenance and structural evolution of the Yancannia […]

Online CounsellingTechnical Difficulties!

  Hi there.  We have been having a few technical difficulties with the website this week although it appears to be working now.  However, if there is no new activity (i.e. new blog posts) for a while then you can assume our […]

Online CounsellingSo what’s next?

I remember vividly that period of limbo after finishing the last exam of the semester (Yay) and waiting for final grades to be released (Eek).  I would have one foot in holiday mode and the other stuck in an avalanche […]

Online CounsellingExam Hump Week

Well it’s Hump Week. The first week of Semester 2 exams are done and there is only one week to go after this Friday. Woo Hoo!! I am guessing most people are pretty tired by this time of the year […]

Online CounsellingFear + anxiety = Panic!

Fear and anxiety are natural reactions to scary events, when the fear and anxiety become overwhelming, you experience panic.  You might notice your heart pounding, sweating, trembling, difficulty breathing, chest pain, nausea, numbness, feeling detached from yourself, or fear you […]

ANZAC Her StoryOlive King: “the picnic gypsy life on the road”

In this blogpost, I’d like to introduce you to Ms Elicia Taylor. Elicia has been helping me prepare stories and images for the posts since I started this blog, and she is herself in the middle of researching a fascinating […]

Recent Comments

  1. Rowena Curtin

    I was fascinated reading through this story and Olive's love of adventure, and what shaped her as a person. It seems to me that Olive falls under that group of exceptional people Malcolm Gladwell refers to in "The Outliers" and I am quite fascinated by what it takes to make... Read more...

    • Victoria Haskins

      Thanks Rowena! I've passed on your message to Dr Elicia Taylor who wrote the blog about Olive, I'm sure she'll be very pleased to hear how Olive's story has struck a chord with you.

  2. Jennifer Niebour Pott

    So I’m guessing no Aboriginal women were involved in WWI or Boer War. I know Kath Walker fought in WWII. Do you know of any? Thanks

    • Victoria Haskins

      Hi Jen! There is one woman we know of, Marion Leanne Smith, who served as nurse in WWI but enlisted in Canada (where she was raised). I've thought about doing a blog about her, but there are some stories already online about her life - I recommend you go to... Read more...

  3. Elicia Taylor

    Thanks for your feedback Mirjana. I agree, Olive was quite exceptional and I too was surprised that I had never heard of her war service, or Kelso King's generosity in assisting Serbian soldiers and refugees. I am in the process of putting a podcast series together featuring some of these... Read more...


Tectonics and Earth ResourcesSlab breakoff: insights from 3D thermo-mechanical analogue modelling experiments The detachment or breakoff of subducted lithosphere is investigated using scaled three-dimensional thermo-mechanical analogue experiments in which forces are measured and deformation is monitored using high-speed particle imaging velocimetry (PIV). The experiments demonstrate that the convergence rate in […]

VisComTypeface Design Project

TYPEFACE DESIGN PROJECT DESN1102 Second Semester Graphic Design in Practice GRAPHIC DESIGN IN PRACTICE A key to unlocking typographic expression is awareness of legibility, and one of the best ways to learn is to design your own typeface. The aim of […]

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