Back in the 1950's trams were looked upon as being the scourge of city streets everywhere. Motor cars were expensive and beyond the resources of the average working man of that era, so public transport was relied upon for transporting people to and from work, and also their social activities. The humble bicycle was then a common mode of transport too. Many a cyclist suffered injuries when the front wheel of their bike fell into the groove of a tramline and lost steering. Relying upon steering for stability usually meant a nose-dive into the tarmac using the nose for a brake.
Resources for students and teachers of Australian, US and British politics. This site also provides VCE politics, resources and related Media links.
This unique dictionary of terms being used by students of all ages "in the playground" is being built "on-line" by students who are welcome to add to the growing number of strange but used K*I*D*S talk.
Page listing reference information available to people studying genealogy or researching their family tree, from Maryborough, one of the two original entry ports for free migrants entering Australia.
Contains lots of links to sites that cover many subjects good sit for helping with school projects
Includes a large list of
Australian Electronic Technical Journals too many and varied to cover here.
Perfect Strangers has been set up as a site for arts and cultural work with, by, for or about Australian young people. .
As Pet ownership is a very important part of the Australian lifestyle, and over 66% of Australian families currently own a pet, this web site is devoted to Australians and their pets.
Historical material relating to Port Stephens NSW. Includes numerous links to source material within the Hunter region and Australia to further study the history of the area.
The Program on Nonprofit Corporations consists of Queensland University of Technology academics who have an interest in researching nonprofit organisations. The Program is located in the Faculty of Business , but includes academics from all areas of the University. Apart from the research activities of its members.
Excellent resource on Scouting in Australia, with a large number of related links.
The Planetarium is located in the picturesque Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, at the foot of the Taylor Range. The entrance is off Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Brisbane, Australia. When he arrived as Governor of the New South Wales colony in 1821, he set up an astronomical observatory at Parramatta and with two assistants, conducted observations which resulted in the "Brisbane Catalogue of Stars". This listed 7385 stars in the largely uncharted southern sky.
Excellent resource on probability and maths.
Queensland University Advanced Centre for Earthquake Studies
QUAKES conducts coupled computational and observational dedicated to the resolution of outstanding questions in seismology.
The Centre incorporates The Seismic Simulation Project (SSP) whose goal is to develop numerical approaches to simulate geophysical phenomena such as seismic waves, fracturing, tectonic processes, friction, rock behavior and earthquakes.
The Philosophical Studies group at Deakin will in 1996 offer a Masters Degree by coursework in Philosophy for Children. This is a specialist degree designed to service the growing international movement for the study and teaching of philosophy, and the teaching of critical and creative thinking through the discipline of philosophy.
In conjunction with this internationally significant educational development, the Philosophical Studies group will maintain a Philosophy for Children Home Page, to bring Philosophy for Children to the World Wide Web, linking educational institutions involved in the international programme, broadening the community of inquiry, and providing access to World Wide Web philosophy resources.
Very well researched and presented web detailing the "hidden" cost to the community and the environment resulting from the Victorian State Government's
decision to change a central Melbourne park into a race track for the Australian Grand Prix .
Excellent site for school project material.
The new Sunshine Coast University College at Sippy Downs opened in February 1996 with 600 students studying for Business and Arts degrees. It is probably Australia's last independent public university and is the first new university in Queensland for 25 years. The first students will share the unique experience of being part of the development of this special institution. An Applied Sciences degree will also be available next year and postgraduate and certificate courses will follow. The University will expand quickly to host an expected 20,000 students within three decades.
Interesting site on small museum based in the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens.
If you have a career path plan worked out and it is towards general management, the study and associated costs for an MBA could be worth the effort. But if you are planning to realign your career direction from one functional area of employment to another - even if you are a career changer - then a post-graduate diploma might be more practical and would take a shorter time to complete
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