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January 30, 2014

Moreton Bay and Catchment

This book was produced by the fledgling School of Marine Science, The University of Queensland at the outset of a rekindled scientific interest in Moreton Bay, its tributaries and its catchments, or watersheds. Previous conferences regarding the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay resulted in short conference proceedings books; Brisbane River: A Source Book for the […]

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August 27, 2013

Healthy Waterways Healthy Catchments: Making the connection in South East Queensland, Australia

Healthy Waterways Healthy Catchments is now available for free in PDF format from IAN press. This 238 pp. book was the fourth in a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 2005 and summarized the scientific findings from a variety of different projects […]

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August 22, 2013

Discover the Waterways of South-East Queensland

Discover the Waterways is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. This book was the third of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 2001 and was intended to provide citizens with enough context to view key ecosystem features […]

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August 20, 2013

Moreton Bay Study: A Scientific Basis for the Healthy Waterways Campaign

Moreton Bay Study is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. This book was the second of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 1999 and was the first summary of the scientific findings of Healthy Waterways. There are […]

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August 15, 2013

The crew member’s guide to the health of our waterways

The crew member’s guide to the health of our waterways is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. This short book (~100 pp.) was the first of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 1998 and was a key […]

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July 12, 2011

Australian cities and waterways: Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River

Melbourne, the second largest Australian city, straddles the Yarra River near the mouth where it joins Port Phillip Bay. The location of Melbourne’s central business district is adjacent to the first waterfall (since removed) at the site of the Princes Bridge, built in 1888. The Port of Melbourne, Australia’s busiest port, is located at the […]

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July 10, 2011

Australian cities and waterways: Sydney and Sydney Harbour

Sydney, Australia’s largest city, is built around Sydney Harbour. The original European visit to the area by Captain James Cook on the Endeavour was when he anchored just south of Sydney in Botany Bay in 1770. Cook named it Botany Bay in honor of his botanists on board, led by Sir Joseph Banks. Botany Bay […]

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July 8, 2011

Australian cities and waterways: Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River

Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, straddles the Brisbane River and is adjacent to Moreton Bay. Brisbane and Brisbane River are named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, a Premier of New South Wales before Queensland was created. Moreton Bay was named by Captain James Cook as he sailed by in 1770. Cook named it Morton’s Bay after […]

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July 6, 2011

Australian cities and waterways: Connections, crossings, celebrations, and culture

The close relationship that Australian cities have with their waterways is due to several factors. The majority of Australia’s population is along the coast as a result of proximity to shipping, moderate climates, availability of freshwater and lifestyle preferences. The waterways have been a source of water, food and transport since early European settlement and […]

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