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Pass The Plate Around Again: A Study Of Budgeting In A Local Church, H. J. Irvine Apr 1996

Pass The Plate Around Again: A Study Of Budgeting In A Local Church, H. J. Irvine

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Is there a contradiction between the spiritual aims of a religious organization and its need to gather resources in order to fulfill these aims? This is a study of budgeting in a local church. It considers the tension between the “sacred” agenda of the church and the often-perceived “secular” nature of accounting. There was potential for this difference to lead to resistance to accounting as it was practised within the church, and this has been considered from the point of view of the church’s religious belief system. The study was based on a consideration of accounting reports, meetings, financial ...


Surfing The Internet: Electronic Library And Archival Resources For Historians, Michael K. Organ, Catriona Mcgurk Mar 1996

Surfing The Internet: Electronic Library And Archival Resources For Historians, Michael K. Organ, Catriona Mcgurk

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The Internet is a phenomenon which has gained widespread recognition in a relatively short period of time, whilst the term `Surfing the Internet' is a popular one with the media and computer buffs. It is also an appropriate way of describing a decidedly non-physical activity which, like its more strenuous counterpart, takes us on a journey - nay, an adventure! - in which we are at the mercy of the elements, be they natural or electronic. `Surfers', whether on board, ski, or as body-surfer, catch waves certain of one thing only, namely that they will ultimately end up on the beach. The ...


Surfing The Internet And Academic Research: What Use For Historians?, Michael K. Organ, Catriona Mcgurk Mar 1996

Surfing The Internet And Academic Research: What Use For Historians?, Michael K. Organ, Catriona Mcgurk

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The Internet is a relatively new phenomenon whose value has yet to be proven in an academic research environment. Many scholars remain sceptical of its uses beyond entertainment and the supply of general information. Through the example of historical research, this paper attempts to reveal both the present limitations and future scope of the new technology.


Bedrock-Sculpturing By Tsunami, South Coast New South Wales, Australia, Edward A. Bryant, R. W. Young Jan 1996

Bedrock-Sculpturing By Tsunami, South Coast New South Wales, Australia, Edward A. Bryant, R. W. Young

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Bedrock-sculpturing resulting in s-forms is associated with catastrophic flooding in near- and subglacial environments produced by flow velocities approximating 10 m s-1. These velocities can also be produced by extreme tsunami generated by submarine landslides or comet impacts with oceans. Repetitive tsunami events during the late Holocene have overwashed headlands along the New South Wales south coast and produced two suites of bedrock-sculptured terrain. At the smaller scale, s-forms similar to muschelbrüche, v-shaped grooves and sichelwannen have developed on upslopes while broad potholes, flutes and transverse troughs have formed on headland crests. Cavitation features consisting of sinuous grooves, impact marks ...


The Equivariant Bauer Groups Of Commuting Free And Proper Actions Are Isomorphic, Alexander Kumjian, Iain Raeburn, Dana P. Williams Jan 1996

The Equivariant Bauer Groups Of Commuting Free And Proper Actions Are Isomorphic, Alexander Kumjian, Iain Raeburn, Dana P. Williams

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

No abstract provided.


Administrative Lies And Philosopher-Kings, David I. Simpson Jan 1996

Administrative Lies And Philosopher-Kings, David I. Simpson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

[extract] I want to consider the question: whether it is acceptable for those who govern to lie to those they govern. I suspect that many would reply that while it is an ideal of liberal and enlightenment values that such acts not occur, psychological, epistemic and political realities make them necessary for good government, and therefore acceptable under certain conditions. Rather than address directly the intuitions behind such a response, I shall consider the question in the light of the apparent recommendation in the Republic that the rulers of the city of the Republic (the philosopher-kings) sometimes lie to its ...


The End Of Time? Aboriginal Temporality And The British Invasion Of Australia, Mike Donaldson Jan 1996

The End Of Time? Aboriginal Temporality And The British Invasion Of Australia, Mike Donaldson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Many of the best studies of time have been concerned with the transitions from one temporal order to another, and in particular the origins and the pervasive global impact of metric time. This focus risks attributing a facticity and durability to capitalist time at the expense of other temporalities. This study counterbalances this problem by exploring the time use and 'Dreamtime' of Australian Aboriginal people, from pre-history, through the British invasion to the present day. Despite the massive disruptions in temporal order, significant continuities are revealed.


Symbolic Politics And Cultural History, Anthony Ashbolt Jan 1996

Symbolic Politics And Cultural History, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Transcript of an interview with Professor Michael Paul Rogin, Robson Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, conducted in the Cafe Grace, Berkeley, November 1, 1995.


Precursory Localization And Development Of Microfractures Along The Ultimate Fracture Plane In Amphibolite Under Triaxial Creep, Takashi Satoh, Shivakumar Karekal, Osamu Nishizawa, K Kusunose Jan 1996

Precursory Localization And Development Of Microfractures Along The Ultimate Fracture Plane In Amphibolite Under Triaxial Creep, Takashi Satoh, Shivakumar Karekal, Osamu Nishizawa, K Kusunose

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

In a triaxial creep experiment in amphibolite, we clearly found a precursorylo calizationa nd developmento f microfracturesa long the final fracture planeu singa n AE (acoustice missions) ourcelo cation technique.T he precursorylo calizationo f AE hypocenters first nucleatedn ear a pre-existingm acroscopidc efecta ndt hene xtendedg raduallya longt hef inalf racture plane prior to failure. On the other hand, no significant precursorylo calizationo f AE hypocenteros n the final fracture plane before failure has been reported in rock samplesf ree of pre-existingm acroscopidce fects. This differencein AE occurrencep atterns beforef ailure could be explainedb y the differencein the degreeo ...


Catastrophic Wave (Tsunami?) Transport Of Boulders In Southern New South Wales, Australia, R. W. Young, Edward A. Bryant, D. M. Price Jan 1996

Catastrophic Wave (Tsunami?) Transport Of Boulders In Southern New South Wales, Australia, R. W. Young, Edward A. Bryant, D. M. Price

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Deposits of large boulders above modern limits of storm waves along the coast of southern New South Wales record catastrophic wave action. The largest boulders that were moved weigh 80-90 tonnes, and the maximum height of wave action was 32 m. Hydraulic reconstruction indicates flow depths of 3.4 and perhaps > 4 m and velocities of 5.5 m/s to 10.3 m/s. Cavitation features on some rock surfaces support the estimates of maximum velocities. A remarkably limited range in the orientation of imbricated boulders along 150 km indicates that the deposits record a single event that approached ...


Marijuana: A Guide To Quitting, Brin F. S Grenyer, Nadia Solowij, Richard Peters Jan 1996

Marijuana: A Guide To Quitting, Brin F. S Grenyer, Nadia Solowij, Richard Peters

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

No abstract provided.


Vitamin D Status Of Older South Africans, K E. Charlton, D Labadarios, C J. Lombard, M E. J Louw Jan 1996

Vitamin D Status Of Older South Africans, K E. Charlton, D Labadarios, C J. Lombard, M E. J Louw

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Objective. To determine the vitamin D status of older 'coloured' South Africans who had not sustained a fracture. Design. Cross-sectional analytic study.

Methods. A random sample of 200 non-institutionalised subjects in Cape Town aged 65 years was drawn using a two-stage cluster design. Trained fieldworkers interviewed subjects to obtain demographic, dietary and lifestyle data, to draw fasting blood samples for the analysis of serum 25-hydroxyvilamin 0 (25(OH)O) and other biochemical parameters. and to take anthropometric measurements.

Results. Seventeen per cent of the subjects (95% Cl: 11.4 - 22.6%) had serum 25(OH)D levels in the deficient ...


A Systematic Approach To Improving University Teaching, Max Gillett, Maureen E. Bell Jan 1996

A Systematic Approach To Improving University Teaching, Max Gillett, Maureen E. Bell

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Traditionally the Australian system of higher education has evaluated and rewarded universities on the basis of their research output. In recent years, however, there has been a Significant move to evaluate and acknowledge excellence in teaching. Consequently many institutions have established policies and programs for the improvement of teaching. Centres for staff development, graduate award courses and research programs for research on teaching and learning have appeared in universities across the country (Martin & Ramsden, 1994).

In this context several interesting developments have occurred at the University of Wollongong. First, several initiatives were designed to identify and reward good teaching. These ...


Using Statistics For Database Management In An Academic Library, P. Hyland, Lynne Wright Jan 1996

Using Statistics For Database Management In An Academic Library, P. Hyland, Lynne Wright

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The collection of statistical data about the usage of databases by library patrons is an important task for librarians. It is necessary for a variety of reasons, including the provision of appropriate access points, the minimisation of costs associated with database licences and the diagnosis of strengths and weaknesses in the training programs provided for the patrons of the library. The collection of these statistics is cumbersome, unless it can be automated as part of the process of accessing the databases. This paper presents a critical appraisal of the development, implementation and evaluation of an automated statistics gathering system at ...


Perceiving Self-Motion In Depth: The Role Of Stereoscopic Motion And Changing-Size Cues, Stephen Palmisano Jan 1996

Perceiving Self-Motion In Depth: The Role Of Stereoscopic Motion And Changing-Size Cues, Stephen Palmisano

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

During self-motions different patterns of optic flow are presented to the left and right eyes. Previous research has, however, focussed mainly on the self-motion information contained in a single pattern of optic flow. The current studies investigated the role that binocular disparity plays in the visual perception of self-motion, showing that the addition of stereoscopic cues to optic flow significantly improves forwards linear vection in central vision. Improvements were also achieved by adding changing-size cues to sparse (but not dense) flow patterns. These findings showed that assumptions in the heading literature that stereoscopic cues only facilitate self-motion when the optic ...


Carrington: Community Of Difference?, Hilary Winchester, Pauline M. Mcguirk, Angela Parkes, Kevin M. Dunn Jan 1996

Carrington: Community Of Difference?, Hilary Winchester, Pauline M. Mcguirk, Angela Parkes, Kevin M. Dunn

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Newcastle is a city redolent with images. Perhaps the most dominant of these is of a male industrial working environment deriving from the days of the 'coally seaport', while other aspects of its identity, such as the female and the Aboriginal, are suppressed and obscured (Dunn et al., 1995). Another recurrent image is of profound community, of solidaritty. This is evident in the 'Our Town' epithet applied to numerous local businesses. 5uch an image is portrayed in the cartoon by Eggleston, where the SS Newcastle is under siege from economic, political and physical forces, where the (all male) inhabitants, clinging ...


Computer And Information Literacy Skills For Professional Engineering Educators, Parviz Doulai, Helen Mandl Jan 1996

Computer And Information Literacy Skills For Professional Engineering Educators, Parviz Doulai, Helen Mandl

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This paper aims to raise awareness of the need for upgraded skills among professional engineering educators in order to keep pace with changes in the global information network. It is shown how extensive resources on the Internet may contribute to research as well as being valuable teaching supplements. A short discussion on the need for a type of "information literacy" that includes "computer literacy" is presented. This paper also briefly presents some background information about the Internet's extensive, and rapidly improving, resources. In the context of the ability to explore the global hypermedia environment, different types of Internet tools ...


Geological And Land Instability Mapping Using A Gis Package As A Building Block For The Development Of A Risk Assessment Procedure, R N. Chowdhury, P N. Flentje Jan 1996

Geological And Land Instability Mapping Using A Gis Package As A Building Block For The Development Of A Risk Assessment Procedure, R N. Chowdhury, P N. Flentje

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

A modern land instability risk assessment procedure must include an accurate geological framework and land instability database. Geological and land instability mapping of the northern suburbs of the City of Wollongong represents a considerable challenge and is to be achieved using computer generated 1:4000 topographic base maps. Using an integrated series of techniques, including computer modelling of the escarpment geology and field mapping techniques, a new series of geological maps has been produced. Meanwhile an exhaustive land instability database of the region has been compiled. A flexible approach to mapping and data compilation is very useful and confirms the ...


Preparation And Validation Of Digital Maps Of Geology And Slope Instability, P N. Flentje, R N. Chowdhury Jan 1996

Preparation And Validation Of Digital Maps Of Geology And Slope Instability, P N. Flentje, R N. Chowdhury

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

This paper is concerned with a description of the techniques for the development of digital maps of geology and slope instability. The validation of such maps by field inspection and checking is highlighted. These techniques have been used successfully for the suburbs of the northern Wollongong region of New South Wales. Such maps allow the flexibility of future modifications as additional and or more reliable data becomes available. These maps will facilitate decisions on the planning and management of land use. Currently, 295 cases of land instability have been documented within the study area. The maps are also expected to ...


Far-Infrared Measurements Of Cyclotron Resonance And Impurity Transitions In Bulk N-Gaas In Pulsed Magnetic Fields, R A. Lewis, R J. Heron, R G. Clark, R P. Starrett, A V. Skougarevsky Jan 1996

Far-Infrared Measurements Of Cyclotron Resonance And Impurity Transitions In Bulk N-Gaas In Pulsed Magnetic Fields, R A. Lewis, R J. Heron, R G. Clark, R P. Starrett, A V. Skougarevsky

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The photoconductive response of n-GaAs has been measured under laser radiation in the wavelength range 71 to 513 /spl mu/m at temperatures as low as 400 mK and at magnetic fields as high as 42 T. A rich variety of spectral features are observed: cyclotron resonance, transitions associated with D/sup -/, and transitions to stable and metastable hydrogenic states. The use of a pulsed magnet has extended the magnetic field range over which data is available by a factor of three.


Continuidade, Communidade E Contexto: Importancia Na Pesquisa E Avaliacao Da Educacao Na Primeira Infancia, Iram Siraj-Blatchford Jan 1996

Continuidade, Communidade E Contexto: Importancia Na Pesquisa E Avaliacao Da Educacao Na Primeira Infancia, Iram Siraj-Blatchford

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Em seu livro Os doze sobreviventes, Robert Myers comenta a preocupação em expandir projetos-pilotos de desenvolvimento e chama atenção para o seguinte fato: a pressão para que sejam oferecidas soluções de grande alcance torna-se, com freqüência, um problema. " Por ironia, embora sejam humanitários os motivos que geram preocupação com a cobertura, é exatamente o aspecto humano que corre risco de perder-se no processo, quando o que está em mira são ações cada vez maiores. Quando o essencial passa a ser a mais ampla cobertura possível - objetivo, às vezes, alcançado - atribui-se uma importância indevida aos números, tornando-os um fim em si ...