Destruction of culture, history, heritage…..

I have been trying to comprehend how far back 46,000 years is. That is the length of time that the aboriginal art, tools, etc was that was destroyed by an Australian mining company a week or so ago. 46,000 years, hhhmmm. The pyramids in Egypt are about 5,000 years. That context really still means nothing. I finally got my head around it by:

  • 1 millimetre (about the thickness of a credit card) = 1 year.
  • 1000 mm is 1 metre (a bit longer than 1 step) = 1,000 years
  • 5 metres (about the length of a large car) = the age of the pyramids
  • 46 metres (almost the length of a 50 m swimming pool) = the age of the artwork that got blown up
  • That is how i got my head around 1 year to 46,000 years….

All that culture, history, heritage lost forever. For what? Profits? If so, for a very few who will benefit. It may have been legally correct. What about the ethics and morals? I feel we have (humanity has) lost something significant. I can only imagine what it must feel like for those who have a direct connection to the Juukan Gorge in Western Australia.

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All about gravity


Check out whats happening on Jim’s STEMfit page, where he’s taking wearables into schools to put the fun back into STEM


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Biomech1 week4 wash-up

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Ange and jim have got together again to talk about the week’s activities – and a mini rant from jimbo. Click here to watch the video

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22 km mark – marathon chat

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Jimbo chatted with Nat about his marathon training progress. This weekend he is running 24 km. But yesterday they spoke about making it to 22 km under the hot Darwin Conditions. Here is the link


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Jimbo talks to Ange

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Last week was Week 1 and CDU. So Ange and Jim got together to do a very quick debrief of the week. Here it is


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20 km run – albeit a week late…

Here is a clip of Natalie and jimbo chatting about him reaching 20 km. quite an achievement for him in Darwin during a dry Wet Season. Even with the temp issues, he is on track for his marathon preparations. Click here to watch the video.

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A little Chat with Tatsu

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Jim and Tatsu chatting

Jimbo has been fortunate enough to have hosted a visit by Tatsuro ISHIZUKA who is about to commence his PhD at Keio University, Japan and under the guidance of Professor Yuji OHGI. Tatsu enjoyed wrestling Crocodiles – well watching them from the safety of a cruise boat – and swimming in rock pools – no crocs – at Litchfield National Park.


Here is a link to a short video – yes jim actually made one that is less than 5 mins…

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CDU students study abroad – webinar

This webinar runs as part of the CDU Orientation Week activities for Semester 1, 2019, but everyone who is interested can participate.

Webinar: Learning Abroad with CDU

Friday 1 March | 1-2pm

Do you want to:
– Study some of your degree overseas and get credit for it?
– Learn another language?
– Travel and meet new people?
– Benefit from financial support?

If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, please sign-up for the CDU Learning Abroad Webinar and find out about learning abroad opportunities with CDU such as short-term programs, semester exchange and funding sources, and be inspired by our Learning Abroad Alumni.

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To sign-up by click here:

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Natalie returns

Natalie the marathoner finished the New York Marathon – yay.

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Then went on a celebratory tour of the USA. Last week, she finally arrived back in Darwin and caught up with Jimbo. Here she is, talking to him about the run, and what may lie ahead….

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Here are clips of their conversation – and would Jimbo be silly? nah, never…

Natalie the Marathoner – post run 1

Natalie the Marathoner – post run 2

Natalie the Marathoner – looking ahead

Anyway, it was a great job done by Natalie and all for a very good cause – The miracle Babies Foundation. Very inspiring and Jimbo is proud to have done his little bit to help.

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Nat runs the marathon

Last week, Natalie the Marathoner ran and completed the New York Marathon. Well done!!!  Natalie picked up her number a day or two beforehand. Ran the race. Then picked up her finisher’s medallion.


After the run, she said that marathoners are all mad (is she saying that she thinks she is mad???) and never wants to see another bridge again….


Since then Natalie and her family have been resting up in and around New York. They have now just headed to Las Vegas.

Again, congratulations Natalie. We will catch up when you return and can post a video where we chat about the trials and tribulations of it all.

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