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In Addition Newsletter from the Office of Advancement for alumni and supporters of UNE

December 2012 Volume 4 No 2

Into the future


isitors to Parramatta may have wondered just what has been going on at the old Post Office site in Church Street. After months of work, UNE’s Western Sydney Access Centre (WSAC), or Future Campus, is set to open in 2013 as the University’s newest hub. The Future Campus is the flagship for UNE’s presence in Western Sydney providing a venue to demonstrate innovation in delivery of course content, open access to facilitate local small group collaboration, access to telecommuting technology enabling participation in lectures, flexible 1:1 tutoring or course advice, course administration such as assignment submission and other student administrative services. The Western Sydney Campus will provide an open, flexible environment into which students and the broader community will be welcomed to interact with UNE in whatever way they choose. Getting to this stage has not been without its challenges. The old post

office building is an excellent example of a substantial sandstone structure designed in the late 1880s by the colonial architect, James Barrett, so extra care had to be taken with any building works. This included an archaeological dig to establish if there was any evidence of the original convict allotment.


s well as some on-campus news, this newsletter has contributions from alumni living overseas. The stories and experiences of UNE graduates are interesting and various and we hope you enjoy reading about some of them. Wherever they are, our graduates will say that “The UNE Experience stays with you for life”. We wish you and your family and friends a safe and rewarding holiday season and look forward to being in touch in 2013.

The Western Sydney Future Campus will make accessing education with UNE easier. For general enquiries please contact Rob Field mobile: 0459 820 560 and for course and future student information Peter Hendry mobile: 0477 348 192.

UNE Strategic Plan 2011-2015 Mission: UNE is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. We provide a formative educational experience on campus and we bring our research and teaching to the world through the latest communication technologies.


Boost to Agriculture at UNE


he University of New England’s reputation as a leader in agriculture has been recognized with a $29 million grant from the Commonwealth Government. The Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, announced the grant as part of the Education Investment Fund for UNE’s Integrated Agricultural Education Project. “This grant allows UNE to continue to be innovative in its approach to rural sciences, and offer students a worldclass education in agriculture and animal sciences,” UNE’s Chancellor, Mr Richard Torbay said. “The project is also expected to create more than 50 jobs across the construction and teaching sectors, which is great for the region. The Integrated Agricultural Education Project includes new and upgraded buildings with collaborative teaching and learning spaces on UNE’s Armidale Campus, an adjacent SMART farm educational facility, and a significant upgrade to UNE’s Tamworth Regional Study Centre. The majority of the grant will be spent on a new threestory Agricultural Education Building that will include specialized teaching laboratories, a large lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, temperature-controlled

Events Calendar For more details about any of these events, please visit: or call 02 6773 3365


n 2013, we will be celebrating a number of anniversaries: 85th anniversary of Armidale Teachers’ College (ATC); 75th anniversary of New England University College (NEUC) and SportUNE; 50th anniversary of Earle Page College; 21st anniversary of the Graduate School of Business; and 20th anniversary of the School of Law. As details of events are finalised, they will be posted in the alumni events calendar.

L-R: Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Annabelle Duncan, and Federal Independent Member for New England, Mr Tony Windsor

work rooms, a multi-discipline Zoology Teaching Museum and a Learning Resource Centre. Contrary to sector trends, UNE has been increasing its enrolments in agriculture and animal science, and this trend is expected to continue.

This new and exciting project will be delivered in partnership with CSIRO, TAFE NSW New England Institute, the NSW Government and Tamworth Regional Council .

Dinner with the Parramatta Eels 31 January 2013 Armidale Contact: SportUNE Tickets

Official opening UNE’s Western Sydney Access Centre April 2013 (tbc) Parramatta Contact: Rob Field

NRL Trial match: Parramatta Eels and Newcastle Knights 2 February 2013 Bellevue Sporting Precinct, Armidale Contact: SportUNE Tickets

Earle Page College 50th Anniversary 17 - 19 May 2013 Armidale Contact: EPC College

UNE Golf Day 1 March 2013 Uralla Golf Club Proceeds to UNE Sporting Scholarships Contact: SportUNE UNE Alumni Association, Armidale “What Makes Me Tick?” 11 March 2013 Armidale Contact: Greg Horsley ACAE 1970-1972 Session 40th Anniversary 30 March 2013 Armidale Contact: Greg Ross


NRL Round 25 Parramatta Eels v St George Weekend 24-26 August 2013 (TBC) ANZ Stadium Contact: SportUNE Golden Oldies New England Rugby reunion 5-7 October 2013 Armidale Contact: Scott Williams ATC 68-69 session reunion 25-27 October 2013 Armidale Contact: Ailsa Blewer

2012 Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni


his award recognizes graduates of the University who are leaders with outstanding professional and human qualities, contributing to their profession, business and/or community at local, national and/or international level.

Alumni Achievement Award

Gwynnyth Llewellyn

Carol Tebbutt

James Farrell

Gwynnyth graduated from UNE in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts and again in 1986 with a Masters of Education (Honours). Until recently, Gwynnyth was the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney. She has recently been appointed as an expert member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Group for the development of the WHO Healthrelated Rehabilitation Guidelines. Her broad commitment is “to find health and social policy and practice solutions to enable disabled individuals and their families to fully participate in society”.

Carol graduated from UNE in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts and in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Carol is the founder and Managing Director of Tebbutt Research, a market research company that is based in Fiji. She is a household name in Fiji and increasingly across the Pacific Islands region, where she has pioneered the market research industry, an environmental community based organization (CBO) called Clean up Fiji, and a business coalition for HIV/AIDS called BAHA Fiji. Carol is in demand as a speaker, and has spoken at conferences around the world and has given The Lowy Lecture on Opinion Polling at the Lowy Institute in Sydney.

This award recognizes UNE graduates who have given significant service in a particular locality, field of activity or to a particular group.

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James graduated from UNE in 2009 with a Masters in Law. He is a committed lawyer, currently lecturing in law at Deakin University. Through his many and various roles he has provided clients with advice, advocacy and representation, and campaigned tirelessly to improve the lives of those who suffer disadvantage in our communities. This year, James was awarded an Australian Leadership Award which provides an opportunity for new-generation leaders to be recognised for their achievements and contributions to shaping Australia’s future. Read more

Tell us your story As one of the projects funded from the $36.6 million received from the Federal Government’s Structural Adjustment Fund (SAF), we are re-designing UNE’s web presence. The funding, over three years, is aimed at assisting universities make the transition to the student-demand-driven system introduced in 2012. We will be featuring alumni stories from around the world so, if you are interested in being profiled, please submit an expression of interest.


A helping hand


his year more than 200 scholarships, worth a total of $6.4 million, were presented during an annual ceremony at the University of New England that celebrates both the aspirations of outstanding students and the generosity of donors. Addressing the donors, Professor Barber said: “Thank you for your faith in us – and thank you for your faith in our students. We know they’ll do you proud.” The presentation is followed by a celebratory dinner at historic Booloominbah. The dinner is a wonderful opportunity for donors to meet, and form relationships with, the successful scholarship recipients.

L-R: Sue Grace, Tyler Martin (recipient of the Mary Spence Memorial/UNE Country Scholarship), and Cec Spence.

L-R: Joseph Melino (recipient of the Robb College Foundation Darren Ellis Fund Scholarship), Dr Wal Whalley (chair of the Robb College Foundation), Christopher Parker (recipient of the Robb College Foundation Darren Ellis Fund Scholarship)

L-R: Greg Maschio (Joblink Plus), Alexandra Hall (recipient of the Joblink Plus Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship), Rob Hall.


Parramatta Eels and UNE’s partnership continues to grow


he University of New England has recently re-signed as a Parramatta Eels sponsor for a further two years. The Chancellor of UNE, Richard Torbay, said “The Eels sponsorship is part of the University’s strategy to expand its brand awareness and create partnerships to explore new business opportunities.” UNE’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jim Barber, said that the partnership with one of the country’s bestknown National Rugby League teams complemented the University’s stateof-the-art facilities and new specialities in sports management and physical education. “The team will have access to all of UNE’s and SportUNE’s outstanding facilities, including the Sports and Exercise Science Precinct where they will work closely with UNE staff on fitness testing and analysis.” “We hope to further enhance our reputation for sporting excellence in the coming years, and the Eels are part of that strategy,” Professor Barber added. Parramatta Eels’ Chief Executive, Bob Bentley said, “Our partnership with UNE not only offers players an important pathway to furthering their education, but also gives us access to some of the best sports science facilities in the country.”

PHOTO: Professor Jim Barber, Vice Chancellor, and Ricky Stuart, Parramatta Eels Coach celebrating the re-signing of the sponsorship.

As part of the continued sponsorship arrangement, the Parramatta Eels will again hold their 2013 pre-season training camp in Armidale from 29 January to 3 February 2013. The highlight of the week-long camp will be the pre-season trial match between the Parramatta Eels and the Newcastle Knights at UNE’s Bellevue Field on Saturday, 2 February. An official Eels dinner will be held on Thursday, 31 January, where guests will be able to mingle with their favourite players.

For the young fans there will be an opportunity to watch the team train during the week as well as a free junior training session on Saturday morning, 2 February, for all school age children. Alumni are invited to join in with the week’s activities. For full details of the week, or to secure tickets to events, go to: eelsweek.php

Putting a value on research


tudy for my BSc(Hons) and PhD at UNE under Prof R Cumming in Biochemistry and Nutrition and Dr AB Lloyd in Microbiology and Genetics taught me well about research. As a graduate, I competed well with many graduate students from larger universities including Harvard and so I strongly recommend undergraduate and post graduate studies at UNE. I had more than 100 publications accepted and successfully headed research and development for several major animal health vaccine companies before forming the company, ImmTech. According to the World Health Organization, infectious diseases collectively represent the most common cause of death worldwide. In the past twenty years, however, very few new

treatments have been developed for infectious diseases. Immtech Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to the discovery and development of safe and effective cures for infectious diseases that affect the global community. The company has had over 60 vaccines licensed around the world and 5 worldwide patents. Though now retired from ImmTech, I am engaged in some consultant work for a company in Kansas City based on the work I did at UNE and the University of Massachusetts. Based on his achievements and publications, Adrian Liem became a member of the National Academy of Science and a diplomate of Microbiology.


University of New England Education - Passport to an International Career


n the day the world learned of the death of Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple, my day began in Ottawa, ON, Canada. I was returning home to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after representing the University of Saskatchewan at professional association meetings. Using my iPad and the airport wi-fi connection I checked email and found news from UNE Alumni. It all seemed a long way away from the day in the early 1970s when, via Australia Post letter delivery, I learned the news that I was to be the first in the Williamson family to ever attend university. Thanks to the then highly innovative UNE policy of advance admittance through the Principals’ Report Scheme, I had earned a place at UNE to study for a Bachelor of Arts! That day began a lifelong career at universities - several different ones in various Australian states and since 2006, in Canada. I went to UNE over 30 years ago and as a result of a high quality educational and learning experience, I equipped myself with the knowledge, skills and abilities to build a international career in universities, one which has taken me to many parts of the world and sees me now residing on a permanent basis in Canada. You could say I went to university and never left! I had always loved learning (and books) and upon arrival at UNE I discovered the treasures of Dixson Library, going on to join the ranks of their student assistant workforce back in the days when they boasted state of the art library technology - a microfiche catalogue and Xerox photocopying machines! Upon graduation, I obtained employment joining the library workforce at the then state-of-the-art library building at the Armidale College of Advanced Education (ACAE), which not only housed an impressive rare books collection but was then the home of the Howard Hinton Art Collection. True to Hinton’s original wishes, I worked alongside the art collection on a daily basis, drawing joy and inspiration from a collection amassed by a benefactor who simply wanted people to enjoy good art.


to help establish Australia’s first Prime Ministerial Library - the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library- come along. So in Perth I stayed for 13 years, watching higher education institutions across the country reinvent themselves and welcome ever increasing numbers of students from diverse backgrounds - women, Aboriginal and international students.

My broad UNE educational experiences included living at the then single-sex Duval College; participation in the development of public broadcasting through Radio UNE and 2ARM FM (now TUNE FM) and active involvement in student clubs and societies, including the Students Representative Council (SRC). These extra curricula activities and the privilege of having been taught by some truly Australian Legends, including Professors Russel Ward and Bruce Mitchell, set me up well for a career in librarianship. Further studies at UNE in education (undertaken through part time study while working at ACAE), a Graduate Diploma in Information Management and an Master of Arts from the then Canberra College of Advanced Education (now the University of Canberra), undertaken as a summer school program while working at ACAE; and a Doctor of Education from Curtin University of Technology, Perth Western Australia consolidated my UNE foundational qualification in history and politics. But change happens, and happen it did in Australian higher education in the late 1980s. Ahead of inevitable merges of some higher education institutions, I ran away to Perth to a large institution not threatened with mergers. I planned on staying a maximum of three years, only to have a rare professional opportunity

I never fully appreciated Perth until I had left. By 2001, I was preparing to return to some traditions I had learned and experienced at UNE, feeling excited and committed to making a difference in rural and regional post secondary education at the University of Ballarat, Victoria. I was very excited about the role of ProVice Chancellor (Administrative and Academic Support), but little did I realize that public policy change was once again about to be handed out to Australian universities by the Howard Government! So when an early morning call came from a head hunter in Vancouver I realized it was time to finally realize my secret career ambition of working overseas. Canada, Saskatchewan and Sasktoon welcomed me, my husband and Jack Russell terrier (born in Ararat) and my Australian university experiences with open and warm hearts. Six years on I have no regrets well maybe just a few when the temperatures reach -38c and the snow drifts high. I often remember with pride and happiness the foundational educational experiences afforded to me at UNE. Not just the quality and commitment of the teaching faculty; the opportunities for community engagement and outreach; amazing green spaces and impressive physical facilities, but a deep understanding of academic traditions and the meaning and importance of education and the role of universities in a civil democratic society. Above all my UNE experience taught me the true value and empowerment of education and have rewarded me with a truly amazing university life! Dr. Vicki Williamson, Dean, University Library, University of Saskatchewan

Travails and Triumphs at UNE


arrived in Armidale in June 1964, to take up a Research Scholarship in Physics at UNE. Prof Somerville, head of the department, met me at the airport and enquired about the attire I had with me to combat the winter’s cold. On listening to the contents of my wardrobe his comment was; “Let’s first get you appropriate clothing; only then research”. He arranged to credit the scholarship money for the first month into my account. Next day he sent me with one of the research students to buy winter clothing like thick sweaters, woolen gloves and an overcoat. It was only after I started wearing warm clothing that I was able to take stock of my surroundings and the winter spectacle outside the centrally heated faculty building. The picturesque beauty of the landscape and its slow transformation from stark winter to green splendor of spring is still very vivid in my mind. Prof Somerville had arranged for me to stay in Wright College as I was going to be by myself for the first year. I met the hostel warden, Prof A Treloar, who was a veteran of the Second World War. He

taught Greek at UNE and had a deep understanding of Indian Mythology. I was surprised to see several pictures of Indian mythological figures like Rama, Krishna, Seetha, and Hanuman on his table. I still remember Prof Treloar in his full military uniform participating in the ANZAC Day celebration in the Armidale Central Park. The kitchen staff in the College were unused to catering for vegetarians. They could not understand how an individual could survive eschewing meat: for me this was not only beef, pork and lamb but chicken and fish were also taboo. After my wife Swarna joined me, and we moved to a house, the kitchen staff of Wright College was finally spared from the yea-long sentence they were serving! During the course of my studies in Australia we didn’t have much opportunity to travel so, once finished, we decided to go by train across the continent and sail from Perth to Madras (Chennai) on our way back to India. We were quite excited about the ten-day train journey from Sydney to Perth across the Great Victoria Desert and the boat journey that followed. We

shipped our belongings to Perth for onward shipment to Madras and then by surface to Hasana (our home town) but, barely a couple of weeks before our departure, the Middle East war of June 1967 between Israel and Arab countries ruined our travel plans! Egyptians had deliberately sunk two ships at the entrance and exit of Suez Canal and hence, boats from Perth sailed via the Cape of Good Hope bypassing Singapore and Madras. Thus sank our magnificent travel plan by train and boat. When we left Sydney by plane, we were unsure as to when we would receive our luggage in India. It was eventually taken by cargo boat from Perth to Singapore and then to Madras. Our luggage had the exciting boat journey, which was denied to us! Beginning with studies on ionosphere D region at UNE, Professor Prasad has conducted research on such topics as atmospheric aerosols, solar UV radiation, atmospheric electricity, and greenhouse gases, mostly at universities in India.


Transformative research


n hindsight, the training I received as an undergraduate at UNE was classical zoology, by which I mean that much of what I learned in the early 1960s was little different from the teaching of zoology at Cambridge University in the 1870s and 1880s. From my BSc (Hons) research searching for a particular type of cartilage (secondary cartilage) in the skulls of tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), my PhD research on similar cartilages in chicken embryos, and until around 1974, my research focused on embryonic development, especially development of the skeleton. In the early 70s, I was invited to speak at a symposium on morphological changes in evolution to talk about my embryology research in an evolutionary context. It was the beginning of 35 years of research exploring the evolution and formation of skeletal tissues, particularly those of the face (and skull and gills in fish). It’s research that has, amongst other things, provided key clues to how bone is lost during inactivity or prolonged bed rest. That journey, part of which is outlined in a video clip filmed when I was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Discovery Centre, has taken me into the embryos of animals as varied as birds, fish, frogs, salamanders, alligators, mammals, skates, squid and marine worms. It has taken me further back into early embryos to investigate the origin of the cells that form the skull and skeleton of the face. These cells — known as neural crest cells (NCCs) — arise at the edge of the developing brain and migrate throughout the developing head to form the skull, jaws, and skeleton supporting the eyes, ears and nose. Research on NCCs also has taken me back to evolutionary studies as we attempt to understand how the earliest vertebrates acquired NCCs from ancestors that did not have them. It has taken us to investigations of the molecular basis of NCC development and skeletal formation; and this for someone who never heard the letters DNA in any undergraduate lecture. Learning is lifelong.

You can see that I remain a comparative zoologist and my education at UNE prepared me for that role beautifully. We established one of the world’s few labs that combines embryologists, palaeontologists, and evolutionary biologists. Most recently, we have been using frog embryos. Why frogs? Because the tadpoles have a skeleton made entirely of cartilage while the adult frogs into which tadpoles transform have mostly a bony skeleton. We want to know how this transformation happens. Do the same cells make the tadpole cartilage as make the bone of the adults? A post-doctoral fellow in my laboratory, Ryan Kerney, generated transgenic frogs in which NCCs and future cartilage or bone cells are labeled. Frogs are slow to breed, so we continue to wait patiently for the next generation of transgenic animals. We are not idle as we wait. A new postdoctoral fellow, Andrew Gillis, is investigating the molecular control of the development of various types of skeletal tissues that form in the lower jaws of Atlantic salmon (Salmon salar) as they migrate upstream to breed. One of those tissues is secondary cartilage. A master’s student, Zabrina Prescott, is investigating fossil salmon to determine when secondary cartilage arose. A collaboration with one of the major dinosaur labs revealed that dinosaurs have secondary cartilage, further confirming the dinosaur origin of birds. Interests acquired in our youth are hard to give up; I have never lost the interest sparked at UNE in my 50-year fascination with skeletal development and evolution.

Brian Hall

References available on request. Brian Hall was awarded the first D.Sc. in biological sciences from UNE in 1979. His other UNE qualifications include B.Sc (Hons) and PhD. He is currently University Research Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. His wife, June, received the University Medal upon graduation from UNE with her B.Sc (Hons)Zoology. The Nancie Priestley Memorial Prize, open annually to members of Mary White College, is named for her mother.

Secondary cartilage (in blue) formed in a fractured bone (red) in a several week-old chicken. The cartilage will either be replaced by bone and repair the fracture of the soft tissue in the middle or could form a false joint.


A Gentleman’s Education When I did my LittB at UNE via correspondence in 1981-82, I was a Captain in the Australian Army, based at the School of Military Intelligence, Canungra, Qld. There was no library at the Army Base, so every Sunday I packed breakfast, lunch and dinner and drove north to use the library at Griffith University. I wasn’t allowed to take out books since I was not enrolled at Griffith, and I only had that one day to study. In those days, of course, there was no easy internet facility. I was the only student in my original group to successfully complete the course. Prior to that I had successfully gained an MA (Hons) from the UNSW, also in literature. I was then based at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in Canberra and was the only post graduate student in the English Department at that time (1974-76). I had to use the library at the ANU and, once again, I had no rights to withdraw books. It was a hard way to go and I’m sure many distance education students will have similar memories. However, I finally made it after 3 years’ hard grind.

I was posted to the Joint Intelligence Organisation in Canberra, where I served as the Desk Officer Indonesia and East Timor. While there I co-authored the highly classified book with John Florent (sadly deceased) called the ‘Indonesian Integration of East Timor’. While I was in charge of the Indonesia Desk many asked me why I had studied English Literature and not Asian Studies, or something directly related to what I was doing at the time. I told them it was because I wanted a ‘Gentleman’s Education’ that taught me to think ‘outside the box’. Anyone could receive training like a white collar apprentice. Education is about expanding the mind not just focusing it. And as I already had a good job, I was in the position whereby I could enjoy undertaking such an education, even if it had to all be done after hours. I now have one undergraduate degree and 3 post graduate degrees, including a PhD in business management. Like many UNE graduates, all my post graduate degrees were done while working full time in a regular career

of one sort or another. For example, I completed my PhD in Saudi Arabia, of all places, while the Project Manager of a large environmental project. Currently I am the owner and President - CEO of Star Corporate Vietnam, an international management consultancy company based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I get to travel the globe constantly. I am also a senior partner of EPLegal and the CEO of LCT Lawyers, the second biggest law firm in Vietnam. Since my time in the Intelligence community and now in international business, I haven’t once regretted choosing to have a ‘Gentleman’s Education’. I believe it has allowed me to successfully and quickly adapt to a range of entirely different career and cultural fields. Further, it was fun to do along the way. Oh, and by the way, I never attended a single one of my graduation ceremonies for any of my post graduate degrees. I figured once I had the degree I’d achieved the goal, so why tarry doing redundant things when so many other goals awaited!

Chris Jones Saigon, Vietnam


The best laid plans Recently I attended the reunion of the Indonesian students who went to study in Australia in 1962 under the Colombo Plan scholarship. Our group was named Duta Ampera XIII (13th Ampera Ambassadors) because we were the 13th batch of Colombo Plan students in Australia. The reunion was hosted by our fellow alumni, Prof Dr Budiono, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, in his beautiful residence in Jakarta. Prof Budiono is probably the most successful Australian alumni because during the past 10 years, he has served as Minister of Finance, Central Bank Governor, and currently as Vice President. It is true that we seldom achieve what we want to do in life in spite of careful planning. God always intervenes in our plan, maybe for our own good. I was born 71 years ago as the youngest among 10 children in the small town Pagar Alam, South Sumatra. My father was a tailor and he died when I was 8 years old, so I was raised by my mother with the support of my eldest brother. After graduating from high school in 1962 in Palembang with the highest honor (I spent one year studying in USA), I was accepted by three top universities in Indonesia without taking any entrance examination. At that time, I decided to study engineering at the well-known Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) although my family wanted me to be a medical doctor. However, when the Ministry of Agriculture placed an advertisement in the national newspapers offering 15 scholarships to study veterinarian medicine in Australia, I decided to try my luck and apply for this scholarship because I realized that I needed a full scholarship if I wanted to succeed in life and my family was too poor to finance my study. I also knew that veterinary medicine was not my first choice but I felt confident that I

could do it as long as I studied hard as I always did in my life. Because my English and high school grades were very good, I passed the screening tests to study in Australia together with two other Indonesians, Adhi Hendranto and Zainoel Biran. We left Australia in late 1962 together with about 40 other Colombo Plan students from Indonesia. This was a large group because I later learned that the Australia Government was very generous in providing scholarships to hundreds of young Asian students to study in many Australian universities. In Australia, to my surprise, the Office of Commonwealth Education in Sydney placed me to study Rural Science, not veterinary medicine, at the University of New England. My four years studying in Armidale were probably the most enjoyable period of my life. I had so many friends and we were always having fun most weekends because we had only examinations once a year. Rural Science was a very tough course, however, and more than 50% of my class mates failed in the first and second year, including

Adhi and Zainoel. I was lucky that I survived until my graduation together with two other Indonesians, Alam Ria Abas and Djufri Latief, who came to Australia ahead of me or transferred from another university. Only in the fourth year I began to understand why the Australian Government wanted me to study Rural Science. It was the late Prof Bill McClymont, the founder of Rural Science at UNE, who explained to us that to be a good farmer or a good agricultural adviser, we must fully understand the interactions between soils, plants and animals in affecting agricultural productivity and production. That was why in Rural Science we had to study so many subjects in soil science, plant science and animal science to equip us to be a well-rounded graduate in agriculture. Prof McClymont taught us for one year how to apply this holistic or integrated approach in agriculture. Until today, I still remember what he taught me because I have used his approach in my work in Africa and Asia. Unfortunately, I did not like animal science subjects very much. So soon after I graduated from UNE in 1967, I decided to undertake a postgraduate course in agronomy at the University of the Philippines in Los Banos with the assistance of a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship. There my Masters research, under the guidance of internationally famous agronomist Dr SK De Datta, attracted attention and I was offered a PhD scholarship in agronomy and soil science at the University of Hawaii. Two things happened quickly during this time: I completed my PhD studies in 2.5 years and I got married! After 10 years of university study I began


work at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria, as a grain legume agronomist. IITA was established by the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations to solve food problems in Africa through research and development of improved technologies for major food crops, such as cassava, yam, maize and cowpea. In undertaking agronomic research on grain legumes and later on farming system, I applied the integrated approach taught by Prof McClymont. Thus, with my colleagues in IITA, I formulated a package of crop production technology based on our knowledge and technology in plant breeding, pathology, entomology, physiology and biochemistry. These were trialled in many different African countries. The working conditions in Nigeria became worse even though the country produces a lot of oil. After 6 years, I decided to look for another job in Asia. Luckily, while travelling in Manila to visit my wife’s parents, I applied for a job as an agronomist in the Asian Development Bank (ADB). To my surprise, my application was quickly accepted and I began work as a Senior Agronomist in 1978. My main responsibility was to appraise investment projects in agriculture to determine whether the projects were technically viable and suitable for ADB financing and, once again, I could put McClymont’s integrated approach into practice. After my retirement 23 years later, I decided to work as a consultant so that I can continue to use my knowledge and experience in ADB to assist the various governments in Asia implementing agriculture projects financed by different donors. Looking back, I realize that my dream to become an engineer was diverted to becoming a research agronomist and finally a development agronomist. In all the years that I worked in Africa and Asia, I always remembered the teaching of Prof Bill McClymont on the need to look at a problem in an integrated manner. My study of Rural Science at UNE provided an excellent foundation on how to tackle agricultural problems in developing countries. I must thank my Government and the Australian Government for giving me the opportunity to study Rural Science at the University of New England. Dimyati Nangju


Ian McIntosh


an McIntosh completed an MLitt in Aboriginal Studies with sociologist Peter Lucich in 1992 on the topic of Arnhem Land mythology and Aboriginal reconciliation. He has published two books on the topic and many articles in Australian Folklore, a UNE publication edited by John Ryan of the English Department. Ian now teaches reconciliation in global perspective at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is a Rotary World Peace Fellow. Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. As a result of his 2010 award, Dr McIntosh spent three months at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand at the Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution. As Director of International Partnerships at IUPUI, Ian spearheads the University’s strategic partnerships in Kenya, Mexico and China. One of these partnerships with Moi University in Kenya is concerned with the fight against HIV/ AIDS - a project that was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008, 2009 and

2010. In 2009, his team was a recipient of the Hieskell Award for innovation in international education and in 2011 they were awarded the Senator Paul Simon Award for comprehensive internationalization, which recognises the conscious effort to integrate and infuse international, intercultural, and global dimensions into the ethos and outcomes of postsecondary education.

all the difference to his subsequent career. In November 2012 Ian presented on his work on peace and reconciliation in Gaza and Rwanda at the IPRA (International Peace Research Association) Global Conference in Tsu, Japan. He was joined there by peace studies colleagues from UNE including Helen Ware, Marty Branagan, Dele Ogunmola and others.

Ian says it was time at UNE as an external student, and his work with Peter Lucich and John Ryan, that made

Rewards for Hardwork and Honesty


was one of the beneficiaries of a freeeducation program initiated by the Oyo state government in the South West of Nigeria in 1980 which allowed me to complete my secondary schooling. When a change of government meant the program was terminated, I was unable to afford university study even though I had offers of admission. A number of my secondary school friends had abandoned their education and chose alternative pathways such as trading, business, or very low paying jobs but I was determined to gain a university education so that my life could change for the better. In 1988, I started working as a feedmiller for a businessman who greatly appreciated my hard work and honesty. In time, I had a promotion to feed milling supervisor. When I gained admission to study Agricultural Extension Service at the University of Ibadan, my boss was not willing to let me go because, by that time, I was strategic to the feed production operations. I was also afraid to leave the job because the little savings I had then were not sufficient to


pursue a five-year academic program in a university. I sought advice from many people, some of whom said to stay put, but, due to my sheer determination to achieve a university education, I took the risk. I eventually started a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Ibadan with a very tight budget. My personal savings were rapidly used up but I was fortunate that my original supervisor at the feed mill gave me holiday work and one of the partners also gave me some financial assistance. I had to use other cost-saving strategies like sharing rooms with friends sometimes for free or a little payment and using photocopies instead of textbooks. Sometimes I used to work for several months especially when Nigerian university lecturers were on strike or the government directed closure of the university as a result of student demonstrations. In this way I was able to complete my Bachelor degree. The struggle for a better life took me to the northern part of Nigeria, then to the Gambia, Malaysia and Thailand for work, and Australia for further studies.

My first UNE qualification (DipEd) has enabled me to rub shoulders with many professionals internationally and encouraged me to enrol in a Master of Education (Hons). From my life experiences so far, I have learned that regardless of any difficulties that may be encountered in the course of one’s efforts to realize his or her ambition, one should remain relentless, focused, and determined. Mufutau Nasiru

Would I change anything?


he question that has always intrigued me since leaving UNE with a BA in Educational Psychology is “Do external students have a genetic predisposition to gregariousness, or isolation?’

Still clinging to a belief in immanent justice, I felt all of this study should result in a prize – better job, greater opportunities, more disposable income. Most of my peer group had such ambitions, and I shared them.

Nowadays a few clicks of a mouse by a student causes relevant facts to march across the screen of a computer, and there seems little use for anything but a notepad and pen. In pre-computer and internet days, external study required long, lonely hours – in my case, under the house surrounded by heavy, expensive objects called books. I would peer at them intently whilst painstakingly extracting tiny oases of knowledge from oceans of text. That was the isolation. The gregarious aspect was every few months or so I attended a weekend at UNE – full of companionship, company and sociability.

So, peering back over a gulf of almost 27 years - did studying for a degree have an effect upon my life?

The results were wildly different to the beliefs I held. I had felt communication issues deepening between my wife and myself as my studies progressed – we had started out similar in attitude and thought – but after graduation we seemed at opposite ends of a spectrum whose middle was composed of “the no-go zone” of education. I couldn’t go back to my starting point – my partner wouldn’t advance to my finishing point.

I won’t bore the reader with the battles to set up various businesses I’ve been involved in over the last 26 years – export, yacht charter, farming, property development and teaching. After two near bankruptcies and some successes I’m currently CEO of a small and struggling telecommunications company, and I’m OK. I live (alone) on an island in the Andaman Sea – my home for the last 12 years – and I’m content, supremely so. My studies in Psychology have been a faithful friend along life’s journey, offering support when needed, and caution when in doubt. I do believe knowledge broadens and deepens the mental toolbox bringing about an evolution in thought and deed. It brings insight and perspective – and the cognitive processes re-order understanding in an irreversible way.

I enjoyed both. Each had their own rewards – the isolation allowed newly acquired knowledge to weave itself into my understanding – the gregarious aspect allowed me to test that understanding upon fellow students. I would share some insight with my peer group – trying not to feel like a laboratory researcher offering Rattus norvegicus a particularly delicious piece of cheese!

My prize was a divorce, a process which isolated me from many friends and relatives.

Yes, studying at UNE was literally a lifealtering experience for me. Would I change anything? Resoundingly, NO!

After some months, I felt the overwhelming need to be gregarious. I wanted to end the isolation - leave everyone and everything behind. I flew to Northern Thailand and settled in the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by hill folk, the gabble of strange tongues, exotic spicy odors and strange food. I really didn’t know a Red Lisu from a Karen, or a sapodilla from a lychee. I really didn’t care.

In writing this, I’ve realised that I’ve answered the question which has intrigued me. If I have been a typical external student (hah!) then in reviewing my life I would have to say my “gregarious” gene seems to express itself at opportune moments, as does the “isolation” gene. The results have been richer than I could ever have imagined. Thank you UNE. John Edmonds

Finally, Graduation Day arrived on 20 April, 1985.


Unimaginably so!

After a month, I felt I should have been born here, and wanted to stay forever.

Conversations different people,’ he added. A pause, acceptance. He begins speaking slowly, seriously. ‘My name is Mr Liu, I teach at Nanjing University. I first went there in 1965, yes, in 1965. I was the best student in China, the best in the examinations. Then came the Cultural Revolution. Do you know what that was?’ ‘Yes, I understand,‘ I said quietly.


ohn Stuart spent most of his life on the north coast of NSW but, in the last few years, has lived in China and now Lamma Island, Hong Kong. After a career as an English teacher and writer of textbooks, he has turned to more creative writing which seeks the source of truth, experiencing and absorbing the dynamics of other cultures.

‘We were sent away, all of us, to the countryside, for nothing, just sent away, to nowhere. It went on for ten years, yes, it was ten years before I could come back.

now. Please take this book,’ I said, writing an inscription. ‘I wrote this, I hope you read and enjoy.’ I wait, a little expectantly. He seems disinterested. ‘Other people have given me books in this way,’ he said, citing examples. We stand. He is small and seems frail, his eyes swimming. Farewells. I leave unwillingly, torn by pride and pain. John Stuart

Ten years, wasted.’

At Xiamen University

He is close to tears.

Students everywhere are much the same, chitter-chat, what is that, playing games, working for the future, leaving past, looking for answers to always last. Who am I, what to do, what is true? Happiness, oh my love, where are you? From weeping in seeking, you will grow, in learning discerning, you will know, one world one dream, you will see and be, as you make, you create, destiny.

Shanghaid In Nanjing Road

‘Many stayed there, many of the women, it was worse for them, they needed protection, support, so they married, though they did not belong. They had little choice, what else could they do? Some of them are still there today with their families. And all this happened. So much pain, so much waste, for ten years, ten years.’

‘Hullo, what are you reading?’

He is breaking down.

I look up, slightly annoyed. He is sitting beside me, leaning forward.

‘But it has all changed now,’ I said, gently. ‘That cycle has passed. The energy here is now positive, moving forward. The young people today do not have that burden. And you are still here, and we are talking.’

John Stuart

Memories melting, he sits quietly, like the Ancient Mariner, looking for respect and recognition, still seeking a release that can never be.

They sit huddled together his head on her shoulder, holding hands, her skeletal fingers hanging lifelessly, the body frail, drooping loosely, collapsing within, barely alive.

‘People here are very busy. You are just sitting here quietly reading.’ ‘Yes, I am. ‘ ‘Where do you come from? What do you do?’ Some simple questions. Some simple answers. He keeps speaking, more confidently, ‘I read whenever I can, I always read, I like to talk to people who read. I like to talk to people like you. I have meet many interesting people this way. Have you read Jane Austen? Emily Bronte? Charles Dickens?’ ‘Yes,’ I answer, repeatedly. ‘What about Shakespeare?’ he asked. ‘Of course,’ I said , ‘he has much to say.’ He keeps talking, becoming more involved, ’Have you read Jack London? Victor Hugo? Camus? Sartre?’ I just listen, nodding in turn. He seems pleased, and continues, ’Yes, I have read many French writers. Have you read Bauldevaire?’ I pause, ’I am not sure. A little perhaps.’ He smiles, then comments, ‘Yes, yes, I like this talking. I like talking to people this way – to talk about reading with


‘Can you speak Chinese?’ he asked. ‘Only a little,’ I said, ‘I find it very difficult.’ He resumes. ‘I like to study languages too,’ he said. ‘I can speak many languages, French, Italian and Spanish too,’ he added, demonstrating, shifting smoothly from one to another, a fusion of knowledge and learning. ‘And now, what do you do now?’ I asked. ‘I teach Ancient Chinese Literature at Nanjing University. And I talk to people like you. I have met some interesting people this way. Some scholars and writers. I learn from them, I need to speak with them,’ he said, his voice trailing away. I have to go now, to meet some people,’ I said, ‘I have to leave, I am sorry.’ ‘Why, why do you have to go now?’ he asked. ‘Can we meet again later?’ ‘It has been arranged, I have to leave

Mother and son In Guangzhou, on the subway

There is a slight movement, almost a shudder. She stirs and opens her eyes, one lifeless, askew, the other faintly flickering, turning her head to one side. He leans across, whispering in her ear, adjusting her hearing aid. Something registers briefly for a moment, then is gone. Their hands intertwined, the pose resumes, Madonna at peace. He rests his head gently on hers, smiling, his eyes moist and warm. Complete. John Stuart

Out and About

Polly Wong, new Committee member UNE Alumni Association, Armidale and Georgie Lawrence, 2012 recipient of the Jim Pollard Memorial Award.

James Farrell, 2012 Alumni Achievement Award recipient, and Paul Barratt AO, guest speakers at the alumni cocktail function in Melbourne. Catching up in the Old Teachers’ College: Ros (Palmer) McLeod, Neil Flanagan, Tom Collins, Bruce McLeod, Ginge Doohan from the 56-57 ATC Session.

Sharyn Flynn, business owner, and Linda Tait, member of the UNE Standing Committee of Convocation, at the alumni cocktail function in Brisbane. Gwenda Shannon happily accepts a cheque from Don Firth, representing the ATC 56-57 session, to assist with Friends of the Old Teachers’ College projects.

Ed McAllister AO, outgoing President of the South Australian Alumni Chapter (SACUNE), Jennifer Miller, UNE Alumni Relations Officer, Wendy Di Monte, newly-elected President SACUNE, at SACUNE AGM in Adelaide.

Katie (McCumstie) Haverstock, Ariella Ryner, Arwen O’Keefe and Melissa Gray checking the memorabilia at the Smith House reunion. Jacqueline Cope-Williams, Geoff Fox, Deputy Chancellor and Chair, UNE Foundation, Daniel Hill at the alumni and supporters’ dinner at NSW Parliament House.


ACAE 80-82 session reunion committee: Wendy Horton, Gaye Ryan, Wendy Pearson, Lee Catterall, Mark Griffith.

Alumni benefits Once you register at the alumni web site, you will have access to a number of discounts.

5% discount on a 12 month membership

To access any of these offers, go to:

Save up to 25% on wine packages from Tyrells Wines (free freight in Australia)

25% discount on the standard rate

Coming soon

15% discount on flowers

A discounted membership for 2013 season for the Parramatta Eels (includes some merchandise).

A substantial discount is available on one and two year Qantas Club memberships.

Odyssey Travel offers value for money programs and makes a donation to UNE Foundation based on UNE alumni participation.

5% discount on accommodation $200 discount if enrolled in a full course with UNE Partnerships


Annual Appeal 2012 Thank you to all our wonderful donors who supported UNE in the Annual Appeal for 2012. A total of almost $65,000 was raised with most donors supporting UNE’s funding priorities such as teaching and learning, research and scholarship. UNE’s Country Scholarship scheme was also well supported with over $23,000 being raised to support students from regional and remote areas to study at UNE. For more information about giving to UNE go to:

“Pitch 21” – Your chance to win $21, 000 towards your MBA Do you have what it takes to come up with the $21,000 business idea for the 21 century? In celebration of 21 years of the Graduate School of Business, UNE is offering new MBA students the chance to win $21,000 to put towards their MBA. To enter, simply tell us your 21st century idea to help make the business world a better place.


Entries can be sent via podcast, video or in written format. You have no more than 1 minute for podcast or video entries or, if you choose to enter via Facebook /email, please do so in no more than 500 words. The challenge is to hook the judges in snapshot and from here, the best ideas will be narrowed down to three finalists.

The top three finalists selected by UNE will need to present their “Pitch 21” idea in a 21 minute presentation to a panel of judges from the University of New England, including acclaimed Futurist Ross Dawson. The pitch will take place week Thursday 7 February in Sydney Click here for T&C’s and entry criteria Entries close Friday, 25th January 2013

Recognising our Donors 2012 The importance of ongoing financial support from our valued donors to UNE cannot be overstated. We acknowledge the generosity of these individuals and organizations and the investment they make in current and future generations of students, in UNE and in our country. For more information about supporting UNE go to Chancellor’s Circle Estate of the late Fredrick G. White Scott Williams Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Anonymous (2) Vice Chancellor’s Circle Richard and Yvonne Austen Peter Davies Peter and Janet Dunn Michelle Fulton Joblink Plus Ltd Colin and Anne Perrott John and Yvonne Roberts Max Schroder Cecil Spence Thyne Reid Foundation UNE Partnerships Anonymous (6) Booloominbah Club Robert Alison Alliance Catering Armidale Dumaresq Council Australian Federation of Graduate Women - NSW Helen Bashir Crane James Bell Kenneth and Carol Boomsma Helen Boston Gillian Cappelletto Helen Carey Roger Carrington Anne Case Leo Chan Jim Clegg Clyde Agriculture Elisabeth Coffey Judith Coffey Herb Compton Brian Connor AM and Priscilla Connor Country Energy Country Women’s Association of NSW Kim Craig CSIRO William Curnow Douglas Daft AC Geoffrey Dance Frank Davidson Martin Dolan Stephen Dolan Stan Droder Dubbo City Council Estate of the late William (Ray) Cooper Estate of the late Robert Hayes Estate of the late Jean Page Estate of the late Andre Preibish Estate of the late Nathaniel (Wes) Taylor


James Ede Geoffrey Fox Fuji Xerox Australia Pty Limited Rosalind Gault Colin Gellatly AO Michelle Gerber Peter Gilbert Glen Innes Opportunity Shop Bruce Gordon Mary Grace Graham Brown Accounting Grain Growers Association Limited Greater Taree City Council Terry Griffin Lee Hardy James Harris Russell Harris John Hennessy Peter Herington Richard Hicks Kenneth Hodgkinson Gregory Horsley Desma Hughes Inland Technology Inverell Shire Council J M Stephen Pty Ltd Kempsey Shire Council Joyce Kirk Bill Kirkby Konica Australia Pty Limited Kwan & Pansy Lam Landmark Alec Lazenby Geoffrey Leeds Rosemary Leitch Douglas Logan David Lugton Jean Luxford Fay Mander-Jones Lyn McGettigan Maxwell Menzies Geoffrey Meredith AM Kyriacos Michaelides Mick Young Scholarship Trust Hedley Mooney John Moorhead Moree Plains Shire Council Ingrid Moses Grant Munro Warren Musgrave Namoi Catchment Management Authority Tamara Neal Ian Neuss Judith Nolan North North-West Law Society Michael O’Connor Bridget Ogilvie OBE Judi Pedrana

John Pollard Katharine Porter Poultry CRC Colin and Chris Price Qantas Airways Ltd Fraser Read-Smith Graeme Reynolds Ridley Corporation Robb College Alumni Association Robb College Foundation Donald and Wendy Roberts Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW Scientific Interiors (Aust) Pty Ltd J Gurcharan Sekhon Services UNE Jennie Shaw Beth snd Bill Southcott Jill Spilsbury Douglas Stace Bruce Standen John Stuckey Acram Taji Tamex Transport Pty Ltd The Clem Jones Group The Community Mutual Group The Danks Trust TransGrid Twynam Agricultural Group UNE Students’ Association Nick Vournazos Wendy Walker WBC Alliance John Williams Susan Woods Anthony Yeates Anonymous (6) Trevenna Club Donald Aitkin AO Randall Albury Walid Al-Jishi Judith Allen Ian Anderson AM Andrew & Anne Anderson Australian Taxation Office Kim Backe-Hansen Helen Baker Hedley Barker Snow Barlow Paul Barratt AO George Battese David Beattie Richard & Elspeth Belfield Bentley’s Norma Boston Ian & Faith Bourne Donald Bowman Joan Boyd

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Christmas Appeal 2012


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