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50 Treasures: Sir Oswald Walters Brierly's Sketches Made Aboard H.M.S. Rattlesnake

Our fiftieth and final treasure is a series of sketches created during the first detailed survey of islands and sea passages in the Great Barrier Reef area and the Louisiade Archipelago. From the James Cook University Art Collection comes Sir Oswald Walters Brierly's sketches made aboard the H.M.S. Rattlesnake. Jean Dartnall answers the question "why is this significant?"  The Artist  Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817 – 1894) was a well-known and respected marine artist. He trained in drawing and painting at the art school of Henry Sass in London. However, his skill and reputation did not rely only on that. He went on to study naval architecture in Plymouth, at that time the site of shipbuilding for the British Navy. He also had extensive practical experience of ships at sea. Oswald Walters Brierly, H.M.S. Rattlesnake, June 7th , 1848, pencil on paper, 16.5 x 54.5 cm. James Cook University Art Collection. Photograph by Michael Marzik. Brierly travelled widely and m

Examination Super Hours: 2-19 November

Examination Super Hours for SP2 2020 begin on Monday, 2nd November and run until closing on Thursday, 19th November. In Townsville, the library building will be open for longer hours to provide spaces for study, and librarians will be available for extended periods to help you with last minute questions. Please be mindful of other students using the library spaces.  This is a stressful time of semester for many students and we all need to share the library spaces with kindness and respect. ❗IMPORTANT CHANGE AT TOWNSVILLE ❗  AFTER HOURS ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY BUILDING WILL BE LIMITED TO JCU STAFF AND STUDENTS ONLY  SEE HOURS INFORMATION FOR DETAILS Eddie Koiki Mabo Library , Townsville: Monday to Friday: The library building - 7:30am-12:00am (midnight)  From 7:00pm building access via JCU Swipe card only Library services - 7:30am-12:00am (midnight) Saturday and Sunday:  The library building - 10:00am-10:00pm From 5:00pm building access via JCU Swipe card only Library services - 10:00am-1

50 Treasures: Sir Maurice Yonge's Return to the Reef

Our forty-ninth treasure, from the Sir Charles Maurice Yonge Collection, is a series of photographs depicting Sir Maurice Yonge's Return to the Reef , in 1978. Trisha Fielding  answers the question "why is this significant?"   The highly successful Great Barrier Reef Expedition of 1928-1929 to Low Isles, far north Queensland, opened up the scientific world to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, and laid the foundations of scientific study into modern coral reef biology. Led by distinguished marine zoologist Sir Charles Maurice Yonge (1899-1986), the expedition inspired generations of scientists around the world.   Sir Maurice Yonge and Ivan Hauri on Low Isles reef flat. Sir Charles Maurice Yonge Collection,  ©Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Fifty years later, in his retirement, Sir Maurice and his wife, Lady Phyllis, visited the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) to conduct field work at several sites on the Queensland coast. With the assistanc

Open Access Week October 19-25

  Celebrate Open Access week at JCU Oct 19-25 What is Open Access?  Open Access is the dissemination of scholarly and scientific literature, free of charge over the internet, to other researchers and anyone who might benefit from accessing the results of publicly funded research. Open Access communication of research outputs maximizes the distribution, potential usage and outcomes of research findings.   The Open Access movement is based on the philosophy that knowledge derived from public funding should be freely accessible for public use. For writers, Open Access can make the difference between being cited and not cited. The easier it is to access a work, the more likely it is to be downloaded, read and cited. Increasingly, funding agencies are placing Open Access conditions on the publications resulting from research grants. For JCU researchers, minimum requirement is that a copy of the accepted version of an article is made freely available in your institution’s Repository,