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Predskolni Pece A Vychova, Edward Melhuish Jan 1993

Predskolni Pece A Vychova, Edward Melhuish

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

No abstract provided.


A Potpourri Of Institutional Research Issues In A Planning Environment, Jim S. Tognolini, Peter Mccormack Jan 1993

A Potpourri Of Institutional Research Issues In A Planning Environment, Jim S. Tognolini, Peter Mccormack

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

The need for institutional research in Australian tertiary institutions appears to be expanding. It is spurred on by the increased demands for institutional accountability and assessment, coupled with developments in planning and policy analysis, in a climate of diminishing resources. It is in this context that we thought it might be interesting, and timely, to prepare a paper to consider some of the practical issues confronted by an institutional research unit which is centrally involved in a university's integrated strategic planning and budgeting processes. In this presentation we will discuss issues such as role identity and the plight of ...


Last Interglacial And Holocene Trends In Sea-Level Maxima Around Australia: Implications For Modern Rates, Edward A. Bryant Oct 1992

Last Interglacial And Holocene Trends In Sea-Level Maxima Around Australia: Implications For Modern Rates, Edward A. Bryant

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

This paper defines the spatial trend in sea-level around Australia at 3 timescales, namely at the time of the maximum of the last interglacial around 125000 yr BP, during the Holocene maximum between 5-6000 yr BP and over the last 20 years. Last interglacial elevations range from -2m around the Great Barrier Reef to +32m in northeast Tasmania. Trend surface analysis shows that over 77% of the noise in these sea-level elevations can be accounted for by a pattern evidencing tectonic uplift towards the southern edge of the continent. Assuming a eustatic sea-level at this time of +4 to 6m ...


W.B. Clarke As Scientific Journalist, Michael K. Organ Jan 1992

W.B. Clarke As Scientific Journalist, Michael K. Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This paper comments on W.B. Clarke's role as a scientific journalist in Sydney, 1839-1878. It also argues that Clarke has been misrepresented over time because large sections of his published work - specifically anonymous and signed newspaper articles - have not been considered in analyses of his life and assessments of his place in the history of Australian science.


A Genetic Classification Of Floodplains, G C. Nanson, J C. Croke Jan 1992

A Genetic Classification Of Floodplains, G C. Nanson, J C. Croke

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

Floodplains are formed by a complex interaction of fluvial processes but their character and evolution is essentially the product of stream power and sediment character. The relation between a stream's ability to entrain and transport sediment and the erosional resistance of floodplain alluvium that forms the channel boundary provides the basis for a genetic classification of floodplains. Three classes are recognised: (1) high-energy non-cohesive; (2) medium-energy non-cohesive; and (3) low-energy cohesive floodplains. Thirteen derivative orders and suborders, ranging from confined, coarse-grained, non-cohesive floodplains in high-energy environments to unconfined fine-grained cohesive floodplains in low-energy environments, are defined on the basis ...


Evidence Of Tsunami Sedimentation On The Southeastern Coast Of Australia, Edward A. Bryant, R. W. Young, David M. Price Jan 1992

Evidence Of Tsunami Sedimentation On The Southeastern Coast Of Australia, Edward A. Bryant, R. W. Young, David M. Price

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

In the coastal region, the highest magnitude storms cannot always be invoked to account for large-scale, anomalous sediment features. Any coastline in the Pacific Ocean region can be affected by tsunamis, including Australia which historically lacks evidence of such events. Geologically, tsunamis along the New South Wales coast have deposited a suite of Holocene features that consist of anomalous boulder masses, either chaotically tossed onto rock platforms and backshores or jammed into crevices; highly bimodal mixtures of sand and boulders; and dump deposits consisting of well sorted coarse debris. In addition many coastal aboriginal middens were disturbed by such events ...


Zeckendorf Representations Using Negative Fibonacci Numbers, M W. Bunder Jan 1992

Zeckendorf Representations Using Negative Fibonacci Numbers, M W. Bunder

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

It is well known that every positive integer can be represented uniquely as a sum of distinct, nonconsecutive Fibonacci numbers (see, e.g., Brown [1]. This representation is called the Zeckendorf representation of the positive integer. Other Zeckendorf-type representations where the Fibonacci numbers are not necessarily consecutive are possible. Brown [2] considers one where a maximal number of distinct Fibonacci numbers are used rather than a minimal number.


Lying, Liars And Language, David I. Simpson Jan 1992

Lying, Liars And Language, David I. Simpson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Lying is a form of behaviour which receives relatively little attention as a feature of linguistic interaction (other than as a moral aberration). We occasionally find suggestions that the ability to lie reflects significant capacities of linguistic and communicative subjects, but there has been little or no attempt to draw out or clarify this supposed significance. In this paper I hope to give the beginnings of such an explication. I shall begin by offering an analysis of the concept of lying, and then highlight sets of assumptions and capacities which must be present in a liar, and which must be ...


Communicative Skills In The Constitution Of Illocutionary Acts, David I. Simpson Jan 1992

Communicative Skills In The Constitution Of Illocutionary Acts, David I. Simpson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Austin's distinction between locutionary and illocutionary acts has offered a fruitful way of focussing the relation between language and communication. In particular, by adopting the distinction we attend to linguistic and communicative subjects as actors, not just processors or conduits of information. Yet in many attempts to explicate the constitution of illocutionary acts the subject as actor is subsumed within the role of linguistic rules or conventions. In this paper I propose an account of illocutionary acts in which rules or conventions are secondary to what I will call communicative skills. These skills are taken as the primary component ...


New Age Cooperation: The Effect Of Technology On Library Cooperation, John Shipp, Neil Cairns Jan 1992

New Age Cooperation: The Effect Of Technology On Library Cooperation, John Shipp, Neil Cairns

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Novel and aggressive attitudes toward cooperation will need to accompany the development of information technologies if libraries are to maintain a central role in the information environment. Existing cooperative mechanisms must be expanded by the establishment of international strategic alliances with publishers, database producers, software developers and hardware suppliers. In particular, Australian librarians need to re-assess their involvement in scholarly publishing and develop strategies which meet the challenges posed by emergent communication and storage technologies.


Catastrophic Wave Erosion On The Southeastern Coast Of Australia: Impact Of The Lanai Tsunamis Ca. 105 Ka?: Reply, R. W. Young, Edward A. Bryant Jan 1992

Catastrophic Wave Erosion On The Southeastern Coast Of Australia: Impact Of The Lanai Tsunamis Ca. 105 Ka?: Reply, R. W. Young, Edward A. Bryant

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Catastrophic Wave Erosion On The Southeastern Coast Of Australia: Impact Of The Lanai Tsunamis Ca. 105 Ka?, R. W. Young, Edward A. Bryant Jan 1992

Catastrophic Wave Erosion On The Southeastern Coast Of Australia: Impact Of The Lanai Tsunamis Ca. 105 Ka?, R. W. Young, Edward A. Bryant

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Sand barriers along the coast of southern New South Wales, dating from the last interglacial, have been almost completely destroyed, most probably by a catastrophic tsunami. Evidence for catastrophic wave erosion can also be traced to heights of at least 15 m above present sea level on coastal abrasion ramps. These erosional features lie above the range of effective erosion by contemporary storm waves, and cannot be attributed to either eustatic fluctuations or local uplift. Chronological evidence for the timing of the destruction of the last interglacial barriers suggests that tsunami generated by the submarine slide off Lanai in the ...


The Response To Selection Of Different Procedures For The Analysis Of Early Generation Variety Trials, Brian R. Cullis, A. C. Gleeson, F. M. Thomson Jan 1992

The Response To Selection Of Different Procedures For The Analysis Of Early Generation Variety Trials, Brian R. Cullis, A. C. Gleeson, F. M. Thomson

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

A simulation study was conducted to determine the relative response to selection of a one-dimensional spatial analysis of field experiments (SAFE) specifically adapted for early generation trials. The primary purpose of the analysis in these trials is to obtain accurate estimates of genotypic effects of the unreplicated test lines by adjusting for local variation, using either the yields of all neighbouring plots or the yields of neighbouring plots of (replicated) check varieties. The response to selection of the SAFE analysis, relative to the use of unadjusted yields of test line plots, was consistently greater than the relative response to selection ...


On The Structure Of Twisted Group C*-Algebras, Judith A. Packer, Iain Raeburn Jan 1992

On The Structure Of Twisted Group C*-Algebras, Judith A. Packer, Iain Raeburn

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

No abstract provided.


Representations Of Finite Groups And Cuntz-Krieger Algebras, M Mann, Iain Raeburn, C Sutherland Jan 1992

Representations Of Finite Groups And Cuntz-Krieger Algebras, M Mann, Iain Raeburn, C Sutherland

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

We investigate the structure of the C*-algebras (9ρ constructed by Doplicher and Roberts from the intertwining operators between the tensor powers of a representation ρ of a compact group. We show that each Doplicher-Roberts algebra is isomorphic to a corner in the Cuntz-Krieger algebra (9A of a {0,1}-matrix A = Aρ associated to ρ. When the group is finite, we can then use Cuntz's calculation of the K-theory of (9A to compute K*((9ρ).


The Ideal Teacher: A Curriculum Framework For Teachers Of Primary Mathematics, Anthony Herrington, Barbara Pence, Bill Cockcroft Jan 1992

The Ideal Teacher: A Curriculum Framework For Teachers Of Primary Mathematics, Anthony Herrington, Barbara Pence, Bill Cockcroft

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This paper suggests a curriculum framework for training prospective primary teachers of mathematics. Such a framework needs to be viewed in the context of the skills and understandings that are reflected in successful mathematics teachers.


Effective Teaching In The Early Years: Fostering Children's Learning In Nurseries And In Infant Classes, Tricia David, Audrey Curtis, Iram Siraj-Blatchford Jan 1992

Effective Teaching In The Early Years: Fostering Children's Learning In Nurseries And In Infant Classes, Tricia David, Audrey Curtis, Iram Siraj-Blatchford

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This report will consider three questions:- what do we know about how young children learn? • what do we know about life in early years classrooms and schools? • do we have a vision for the future, and how should early years teachers be educated and trained in order that they provide excellent education for all?


Women In The Union Movement: Organisation, Representation And Segmentation, Mike Donaldson Sep 1991

Women In The Union Movement: Organisation, Representation And Segmentation, Mike Donaldson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

For many years, women have been under-represented in unions and in union leaderships. This article explains why this is the case by examining the gender segmented nature of paid work and occupations and by outlining how this affects women's participation within and representation by trade unions.


Futurebank: New Technologies And The Australian Banking Sector, Laurie Stevenson Mr Jul 1991

Futurebank: New Technologies And The Australian Banking Sector, Laurie Stevenson Mr

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The Australian Banking Sector underwent a period of massive and rapid change in the early 1990s. Factors such as deregulation, new technologies, bank mergers and Parliamentary Inquiries significantly reshaped the organisational and employment landscape. The Australian Bank Employees' Union commissioned this report to review the contemporary finance industry and identify trends contributing to shaping the finance sector in the future.


The Ghost Of Ghost Creek, Wollongong, Michael Organ Jan 1991

The Ghost Of Ghost Creek, Wollongong, Michael Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Every town has its tales of ghosts. Campbelltown has the famous Fishers Ghost and Wollongong is no exception, even to the point of having a ghost Creek, located at the Western end of Crown Street, near its junction with the Mt Keira Road and the expressway. Unfortunately much of the creek and its associated wooden and stone bridge dating from the 1830's is buried beneath the major roadworks in that area. The adjacent photo is all that is left to remind us of what the original Ghost Creek and bridge looked like. But why Ghost Creek? The answer takes ...


The Zeckendorf Representation And The Golden Sequence, Martin Bunder, Keith Tognetti Jan 1991

The Zeckendorf Representation And The Golden Sequence, Martin Bunder, Keith Tognetti

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The Zeckendorf representation of a number is simply the representation of that number as the sum of distinct Fibonacci numbers. If the number of terms of this sum is minimized, that representation is unique, as also is the representation when the number of terms is maximized.


Statistical Image Algebra: A Bayesian Approach, Jennifer L. Davidson, Noel A. Cressie Jan 1991

Statistical Image Algebra: A Bayesian Approach, Jennifer L. Davidson, Noel A. Cressie

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

A mathematical structure used to express image processing transforms, the AFATL image algebra has proved itself useful in a wide variety of applications. The theoretical foundation for the image algebra includes many important constructs for handling a wide variety of image processing problems: questions relating to linear and nonlinear transforms, including decomposition techniques [9], [5]; mapping of transformations to computer architectures [8], [4]; neural networks [1 1], [6]; recursive transforms [10]; and data manipulation on hexagonal arrays. However, statistical notions have been included only on a very elementary level in [12], and on a more sophisticated level in [2]. In ...


Scruttonia (Rugosa, Cnidaria) From The Devonian Of Western Australia, Anthony J. Wright Jan 1991

Scruttonia (Rugosa, Cnidaria) From The Devonian Of Western Australia, Anthony J. Wright

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

Phillipsastrea delicatula Hill. 1936. from probably the early Frasnian (early Late Devonian) of the Lennard Shelf, Western Australia. is assigned to the cosmopolitan rugose coral genus Scruttonia. Its occurrence there supports the previously reported cosmopolitan nature of Late Devonian rugose coral faunas and the faunal similarities between eastern and Western Australia in the Devonia.


New Technologies And Their Employment Effects In The Australian Banking Sector, Laurie Stevenson Jan 1991

New Technologies And Their Employment Effects In The Australian Banking Sector, Laurie Stevenson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The introduction of new technologies into the Australian Banking Sector in the 1990s initiated numerous changes to employment arrangements in the Australian Banking industry. This conference paper examined a number of case studies of examples of new banking technologies and their employment effects. The paper identified two functional types of new banking technologies: those that assisted the centralisation of banking operations and; those that assisted the decentralisation of banking operations. Based on this analysis, the paper discussed the potential effects on employment structures in the Australian banking sector.


Effect Of Postinfection Application Of Phosphorous (Phosphonic) Acid On The Incidence And Sporulation Of Plasmopara Viticola On Grapevine, T J. Wicks, P A. Magarey, M F. Wachtel, A B. Frensham Jan 1991

Effect Of Postinfection Application Of Phosphorous (Phosphonic) Acid On The Incidence And Sporulation Of Plasmopara Viticola On Grapevine, T J. Wicks, P A. Magarey, M F. Wachtel, A B. Frensham

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Phosphorous acid (H3P03) applied at 1.2 gIL up to 12 days after infection reduced the incidence and severity of Plasmopara vitieola. When applied up to 13 days after infection, H3P03 reduced sporulation. In some experiments, the postinfection activity of H3P03 was better than metalaxyl, while in other experiments it was less effective. Both fungicides applied after infection reduced the incidence and severity of disease on leaves and flower clusters, indicating that postinfection applications should reduce the production of inoculum and the consequent spread of disease within a vineyard. In most cases, the addition of copper oxychloride did not affect ...


Finance Sector Union Strategies In A World Of Change, Laurie Stevenson, Barbara Lepani Jan 1991

Finance Sector Union Strategies In A World Of Change, Laurie Stevenson, Barbara Lepani

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This conference paper was presented at the 'International Federation of Commercial, Clerical, Professional and Technical Employees' Conference, San Fransisco, August, 1991. The paper examined topics related to issues impacting the Australian Banking and Finance Sector such as Deregulation, Foreign investment, the European Community, Labour Force trends, New technologies, industrial relations and future directions and strategies for the Australian Finance Sector Union.


Preliminary Report For The Australian Bank Employees' Submission To The House Of Representatives Standing Committee On Finance And Public Administration Inquiry Into The Australian Banking Industry, Laurie Stevenson Mr, Barbara Lepani Dec 1990

Preliminary Report For The Australian Bank Employees' Submission To The House Of Representatives Standing Committee On Finance And Public Administration Inquiry Into The Australian Banking Industry, Laurie Stevenson Mr, Barbara Lepani

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The Australian Bank Employees' Union commissioned the Centre for Technology and Social Change at the University of Wollongong to prepare a preliminary report for submission to the 'Martin Inquiry into the Australian Banking Industry'. This submission examined the results of deregulation of the Australian Banking Industry in terms of increased competition, the entry of foreign banks, innovation, new technologies and financial services, takeovers and mergers and human resources. The submission's recommendations to the Martin Committee were based on these findings.


Clarke, Coal And Controversy: The Traumas Of Reverend W.B. Clarke In His Defence Of Australian Geology During The Nineteenth Century, Michael K. Organ Feb 1990

Clarke, Coal And Controversy: The Traumas Of Reverend W.B. Clarke In His Defence Of Australian Geology During The Nineteenth Century, Michael K. Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

[Extract] Though readily given the title Father of Australian geology , the Reverend W.B. Clarke remains something of a mysterious figure to Australian geologists. When asked what his major achievements were, few would be able to offer an answer. Yet such disregard is commonly the fate of many pioneers in the field of science, for once a discovery is made, or theory proven, the profession moves on to new and more challenging fields, with scant regard for the foundations upon which current work is based.... William Branwhite Clarke (1798-1878) was a pioneer in the field of Australian science who, though ...


Some Improvements To Turner's Algorithm For Bracket Abstraction, Martin W. Bunder Jan 1990

Some Improvements To Turner's Algorithm For Bracket Abstraction, Martin W. Bunder

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

A computer handles A-terms more easily if these are translated into combinatory terms. This translation process is called bracket abstraction. The simplest abstraction algorithm-the (fab) algorithm of Curry (see Curry and Feys [6])-is lengthy to implement and produces combinatory terms that increase rapidly in length as the number of variables to be abstracted increases.


A New Early Devonian Spinose Phacopid Trilobite From Limekilns, New South Wales: Morphology, Affinities, Taphonomy And Palaeoenvironment, Anthony J. Wright, W Haas Jan 1990

A New Early Devonian Spinose Phacopid Trilobite From Limekilns, New South Wales: Morphology, Affinities, Taphonomy And Palaeoenvironment, Anthony J. Wright, W Haas

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

Paciphacops (Paciphacops) crawfordae n.sp. is a distinctive spinose phacopid trilobite of late Pragian (Early Devonian) age from the deepwater, dysaerobic Rosedale Shale, Limekilns district, New South Wales. It is characterised by short occipital, genal and intergenal spines on the cephalon, and short thoracic spines on the axial rings and pleurae. Various combinations of such spines are developed in P. (Paciphacops) serratus Foerste (Lochkovian, New South Wales; Ludlovian, Kazakhstan?) and P. (Paciphacops) claviger Haas (Siegenian, Nevada), but the three species cannot be shown to be related.