Posts for March 2017

Earth SciencesGEOS2050 – River Basin Processes

  GEOS2050 – River Basin Processes In March 2017, Associate Professor Greg Hancock took 41 undergraduate students to the quaint, small town Merriwa. The two-day field trip is a hands on, interactive teaching, component of GEOS2050 River Basin Processes. Students […]

Earth SciencesEarth Science Graduate Top 1%

Anna Flack was selected in the top 1% of graduates for the prestigious Sydney Water graduate program. Anna Completed her undergraduate degree at University of Newcastle, and completed her Honours, in Earth Science with Anthony Keim. Anna will spend the […]

Environmental Science and ManagementProject Lazarus

PROJECT LAZARUS Our very own Professor Michael Mahony  attempts the seemingly impossible – to unwind extinction by bringing back to life the Australian gastric brooding frog. The project was awarded TIME Magazines top 25 best inventions of 2013. Interest has […]

Earth SciencesMaking Waves at the GEOS3220 Field Trip 2017

In February 2017, Dr Hannah Power and 28 undergraduate students travelled to Pacific Palms for a seven-day, six-night intensive fieldwork course as a component of GEOS3220 Coastal Environments and Processes. Staff and students stayed at Pacific Palms Caravan Park, a […]

ANZAC Her StoryEllie Wharton Kirke: serving the cause

This next post is contributed by Dr Bart Ziino, a senior lecturer in twentieth-century Australian history at Deakin University. Bart is currently working on a history of the homefront in WWI, and his research has uncovered this very interesting Australian […]

Recent Comments

  1. Gai Hutchison

    Hello Bart, I have just become aware of your research on Ellie Wharton Kirke. It was great to see how much you had discovered about her. My husband, Ian Hutchison, is also a great grandson - his grandmother was Hazel Lane nee Kirke. We have been fascinated by the exploits... Read more...

    • Victoria Haskins

      Dear Gai, Bart might reply to you also, but this is just to say I think you're referring to the banner for the blogsite. The original is held in the State Library of NSW and apparently shows girls from Kempsey who collected money for the soldiers' relief fund. You can... Read more...

  2. Bart Ziino

    Dear Trisha, thanks for your comments. It is great to hear that you are researching your great grandmother. Her life gives us a real insight into some of the costs of supporting the war. When Ellen donated her medal and some other items to the Australian War Memorial in the... Read more...

  3. Trisha Petro

    Thank you Bart for your story of my great grandmother Mrs Ellen Wharton-Kirke. I have been researching her life, in addition to other members of the family and find myself being inspired by their passion, determination and also sad at the impact WW1 had on their lives. Would you let... Read more...

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