March 12, 2020
by Mary Sheehan
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Were these the good old days?

Watching the rapid spread of the Coronavirus today seems like a re-enactment of events a century ago. But then too, many things were very different in 1919 when the ‘Spanish’ influenza virus arrived in Australia. The nation was recovering from … Continue reading

August 30, 2017
by Mary Sheehan
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Celebrating nationhood

Friday 1 September is Wattle Day. Celebrated for more than a century on this date, Wattle Day has encouraged generations to identify with the unique aspects of Australia that sets the nation apart from other nations, especially the Mother Country. The … Continue reading

July 19, 2016
by Karen Twigg
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Mammalian weeds … a report from AHA conference

Mammalian weeds? What could this person be talking about? The speaker, Professor Katie Holmes, was in fact speaking about mice. Delivering a paper at the recent AHA conference, Katie discussed mice plagues in the Victorian Mallee, drawing attention to the … Continue reading