Tag Archive: UNE

Heritage Hell — Can this be happening in NSW in the 21st Century?

by Andrew Piper, School of Humanities, UNE

It is hard to imagine Sydney without the Queen Victoria Building. This grand old dame has watched lovingly over Sydneysiders since 1893, when its construction provided many people with jobs in the midst of a grim depression. But in 1959 our beloved QVB was threatened with Read more »

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Great Disasters in Human History: Still Burning Books in the Age of Information

by Bronwyn Hopwood, School of Humanities, University of New England

…although they had nothing of their own to hand down to those who were to come after, yet they robbed posterity of its ancestral heritage…” Petrarch Rerum Memorandum.

It is no coincidence that many key advances in human knowledge, industry, and achievement are Read more »

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Addressing the Challenges of the National Curriculum

by Nathan Wise, School of Humanities, University of New England (UNE)

Now that the Federal election is over, and despite the uncertainty that a hung parliament presents, the outcome for the National Curriculum will be unchanged as both major parties support its implementation. Nonetheless, the Australian National Curriculum in History still poses a Read more »

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