Australian venture capital firms partner to write moral code of conduct for startup community

A number of Australian venture capital firms have banded together to draft a moral code of conduct for the local startup community. Working in partnership with Valerie Aurora, a diversity and inclusion expert and cofounder of the Ada Initiative, an organisation that produced codes of conduct and anti-harassment policies to support women in tech,Blackbird Ventures, Airtree … Read more

Kingsford Smith and the first trans-Pacific flight, 1928

People lined up along a Brisbane street to see Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, 1928. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 135100

On June 9, 1928, a massive crowd gathered at Eagle Farm Aerodrome to welcome and congratulate Brisbane born aviator Charles Kingsford Smith along with fellow Australian pilot Charles Ulm and two Americans, radio operator James Warner and navigator Harry Lyon, after completing the first trans-Pacific flight in their three-engined Fokker plane, the Southern Cross. Kingsford Smith … Read more

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William Olive

William OLIVE, 9th & 49th Infantry Battalion Private Willie Olive was born to James [?] Olive and Nellie Cowan (1854-1904) about 1883 and although he enlisted in Lismore, NSW to serve with the first AIF, he trained at Enoggera, Brisbane with the 16th Reinforcements for the 9th Infantry Battalion. His mother Nellie had died in … Read more

Indigenous languages forum – Rockhampton

Three kuril dhagun staff headed to Rockhampton last month for the Binbi Wadyabay: Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Forum to present and attend as delegates. Under the theme of binbi wadyabay (good talking), attendees from across Queensland discussed the formation of a Queensland Government languages policy. The two-day program included a Kalaw Kawaw … Read more

Queensland graphic designer inducted into DIA Hall of Fame

  Congratulations to Queensland graphic and communication designer Hugh Edwards who was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Hall of Fame earlier this month. The Design Hall of Fame Program celebrates the work of eminent designers and their significant contribution to Australia’s economic development and cultural identity. The following is the citation from … Read more