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January 27, 2012

Brisbane 2011: Living with Floods and Dancing with Dugongs: Part 1- Introduction

A seminar entitled ‘Brisbane 2011: Living with Floods and Dancing with Dugongs’ was presented on 8 July 2011. The seminar was sponsored by the University of Queensland Global Change Institute, and delivered at the historic Customs House in downtown Brisbane, situated along the shore of the Brisbane River. The following fifteen part blog series captures […]

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May 9, 2011

Dugong oil vat, sand mining and Geoff Moore

As part of Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day celebrations to commemorate war veterans, the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum hosted Anzac biscuits and tea on their wide veranda. After the festivities had died down, I ran into Geoff Moore who has been volunteering at the museum. Geoff was the CEO of Consolidated […]

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May 7, 2011

One Mile Harbour, Moreton Bay

Clouds drifting slowly across the Bay Lorikeets swooping and diving, flashes of red Crows calling out and generally having their way Four wheel drives with fishing and surfing gear passing by Rusty utes with dogs hanging out the window sputtering along Aboriginal middens with gum trees standing high A small clump of mangroves standing firmly […]

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May 5, 2011

Moreton Bay Research Station

When I arrived at the University of Queensland in 1992, someone in the Botany Department mentioned that there was a research station on Stradbroke Island. I had already borrowed the CSIRO boat to scout around Moreton Bay and realized that a research station at Straddie would be a wonderful place to base a field campaign. […]

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