Rivers of Gold

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Loddon River fieldwork

We spent three days in October visiting sludge sites along the Loddon and taking soil samples for analysis. Francesco taking pXRF readings on the Loddon at Yando

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Rivers of Gold exhibition to open in Gympie

The first of the exhibitions of the prints produced for the Rivers of Gold International Print Portfolio and Exchange is about to open in Gympie, Queensland.  Jude Macklin has led this art-science collaboration as part of the Rivers of Gold…

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Pottery beneath the sludge

In April we returned to the banks of the Loddon River at Newstead.  While we were doing our sampling we found three pieces of pottery in the gravels beneath two metres of sludge.  One piece of pottery is English and…

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New Team Member

Rivers of Gold welcomes Francesco Colombi to the project.  Francesco has come from Italy to take up a PhD scholarship.  He will be based at La Trobe’s Albury-Wodonga campus in the Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution.  Francesco graduated with…

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Canberra talk

On Wednesday evening Susan gave a talk in the History Seminar at ANU, sponsored by the Centre for Environmental History.  Thanks to Tom Griffiths and Libby Robin for organising.

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Sludge at Araluen, NSW

On Monday Susan had the opportunity to visit Araluen, NSW with Dr Barry McGowan and Peter Smith, President of the Braidwood Historical Society.  We saw sand slugs in Araluen Creek and stacked mounds of gravel on the floodplains.  These are tailings from…

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Summer fieldwork on the Loddon

  We spent a very hot week collecting sediment samples on the Loddon River from Strangways to Bridgewater.  Lots of good exposures of anthropogenic sediment deposited in the last 150 years, but how much is sludge?  That is the question.

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