Doglogbook, the app to ensure optimum quality of life and happiness

by Susan Murray - Published on: 14 September 2016
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Published on: 14 September 2016

Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training

Doglogbook has been designed by animal welfare scientists in the Faculty of Veterinary Science to be a dog’s new best friend, helping ensure optimum quality of life and happiness – from puppyhood through to old age to assist with difficult end-of-life decisions. The app complements research and information from Professors Paul McGreevy and Bob Boakes, in their book, Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training.

Gardens of History and Imagination

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 21 June 2016
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Published on: 21 June 2016

Gardens of History and Imagination

Published to coincide with the bicentennial celebrations of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Gardens of History and Imagination: Growing New South Wales will delight gardeners and history buffs alike. The book features ten scholars, members of the Independent Scholars Association (Sybil Jack, Janet George, Gaynor Macdonald, Ailsa McPherson, Colleen Morris, Gretchen Poiner, John Ramsland, Stuart Read, Catherine Rogers and Sue Rosen) exploring the social, cultural and economic significance of gardens in the history of New South Wales. The book is beautifully produced and richly illustrated with rarely seen images from the State Library’s Mitchell collections.

Focus on archaeology

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 17 May 2016
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Published on: 17 May 2016

Would you like to learn more about what archaeologists do? Participate in the celebration of National Archaeology Week with events and activities for the general public organised throughout Australia to discover how archaeologists work and how they contribute to the study of the human past. Since 2003, National Archaeology Week has focused on showcasing the work of Australian archaeologists at home and overseas, and promoting the importance of protecting Australia’s archaeological heritage. And if you cannot get to any events, you can always read a book.

Grow Young with incidental exercise!

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 1 April 2016
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Published on: 1 April 2016

“Grow Young” is the theme of this year’s NSW Seniors Festival with numerous events running from 1 to 10 April across the state. In its 59th year, the festival celebrates seniors and encourages them to be active, social and healthy. The need to be physically active is very important at any stage of life, but particularly for seniors, for whom it is a key to staying healthy and independent. LiFE program developed at the University of Sydney teaches seniors how they can easily and effectively integrate balance and strength activities into regular daily activities. Grow Young with incidental exercise!

Reviews for Birns’ Contemporary Australian Literature

by Susan Murray - Published on: 23 February 2016
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Published on: 23 February 2016

“Birns’s critical flexibility can be seen in how easily he draws poetry and prose into dialogue with one another’s ideas and histories.” (Bonny Cassidy)

“Australian literature has found a committed and honest umpire” (Geordie Williamson)

Read reviews of Contemporary Australian Literature: A world not yet dead in The Australian (paywall) and Cordite.

SUP eStore unavailable Saturday 20 February

by Susan Murray - Published on: 19 February 2016
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Published on: 19 February 2016

The SUP eStore will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday 20 February 2016 from 7am AEDT. Shopping will be available again from 8pm. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Aboriginal women’s life writing

by Susan Murray - Published on: 21 January 2016
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Published on: 21 January 2016

Reading Aboriginal Women’s Life Stories is an important discussion of books that have shaped our understanding of contemporary Indigenous Australian literature. Anne Brewster provides an in-depth textual analysis of three key titles and situates them in relation to concepts of history, race, gender, family, storytelling and Aboriginality in modern Australia.

Identifying animal bones

by Susan Murray - Published on: 17 December 2015
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Published on: 17 December 2015


Animal bones in Australian archaeology: A field guide to common native and introduced species is the first book in our new Tom Austen Brown Studies in Australasian Archaeology series. Melanie Fillios and Natalie Blake walk the reader step-by-step through the bone identification process. The print edition can be purchased as a paperback, or wiro bind for easy use in the field.

The book is also available Open Access.

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