Monthly Archives: April 2014

Remembering Hamel, a pivotal Australian-led battle on the Somme front

As the centenary of the commencement of World War I is marked around the world, as well as Remembrance Day to commemorate the end of the war, I remember discovering the story of Hamel, a tiny village in northern France. … Continue reading

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Are we already seeing more frequent, more intense weather events?

It is often said that Australia is’ a land of droughts and flooding rains’. Yes it is, but climate change is predicted to bring more frequent, intense flood and drought events with more severe impacts, as well as reduced water … Continue reading

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The Lignum Tangle

This short illustrated history, available for purchase from, tells the story of lignum, the forgotten but critical plant of Murray-Darling Basin floodplain ecosystems.

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