“The final perfection of the storage battery, which I believe has been accomplished, will in my opinion bring about a multitude of changes and improvements in our business and social economy.” — Thomas Edison North American Review, 1902 The Clean Energy Act recently passed into law.
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When I was a kid in the 70s my dad used to take me to Rugby League matches. We used to go to Bear Park to watch the (North Sydney) Bears play. I don't remember much about going to the footy, and I certainly don't remember anything about who played for the Bears but I remember seeing Arthur Beetson play.
I previously knew Artie from around mid 1974 when I worked for the Sydney County Council and Artie was a building worker and we used to meet at the same sandwich shop in Lane Cove. Thirty seven years later, in May 2003 we were both part of the Armidale Aboriginal Children’s Mentoring Program ( The Anaiwan project), along with the likes of Dean Widders, Cathy Freeman and many other Koori role models, in fact, Artie and I stayed at the same motel and had had dinner together.
Saturday, December 2, arrived and then began final leave-taking. "God speed" messages were received from far and wide, and intercessory services were held in the cathedrals of Sydney and Hobart… All the staff were united for the space of an hour at luncheon.
Since its inception on 1 December 1988, World AIDS Day has been a significant factor in the ongoing global fight against HIV/AIDS. First diagnosed in 1981 HIV/AIDS is the major infectious disease of the late 20th century.
When I decided to feature our rare Whittle aircraft engine in a recent blog post, I entered the term 'Whittle' in our database. Data on the engine appeared, along with a photo. Another object also popped up, with little data and no image.
Written by Toner Stevenson, manager, Sydney Observatory. Only last week Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate galleries, campaigned against environmentally-damaging conditions in Museums and galleries worldwide.
Written by Toner Stevenson, manager Sydney Observatory who recently attended the Museums Australia and Interpretation Australia conference held in the new State Theatre and WA State Library in Perth, 14 to 18 November.
Last week we installed a new exhibition at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre. It’s a small version of a display we created recently to help celebrate the biggest innovation in Australia’s wool industry… Boonoke is a sheep station near Deniliquin in the Riverina District of NSW, eight hours’ drive west of Sydney.
People are usually quite shocked when I tell them we have this bong in the Museum collection. Perhaps because the type of bong shown above is hand-made? Common? Looks a little like rubbish? I’m not sure why it is so shocking, museums all over the world have drug paraphernalia in their collections.
David Boyd died aged 87 on November 10 2011. Born into the Boyd family, who have been renowned for their artistic talents, David Boyd was a painter but was known for his ceramics, learning originally from his father Merric Boyd.
What is your name? Rebecca Evans What is your speciality area? Isn’t specialisation code for ‘things I like best’? I have made and loved clothing and textiles for as long as I can remember.