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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-02-25

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/238940

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/629104

Page content

18 NT NEWS. Saturday, February 25, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K SATURDAY EXTRA l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au A true starIt finally proved that Australia was one continent, that the east coast and thewest coastwere linked. (Flinders) gave us amap and he called us Australia Bearing Matthew Flinders historic maps and journals, the Queen Mary 2 has Commodore Christopher Rynd aboard the floating palace that is the Queen Mary 2 Pictures: DANIEL HARTLEY-ALLEN M ORE than 2400 tourists were on board the exclusive Queen Mary 2 when it sailed into Darwin harbour on Wednesday. But an important piece of Australian history was also on board. The journals, maps and logbooks created by the first man to sail around Australia Matthew Flinders were on display in the ships picturesque library. They would travel the same route on which Flinders created them more than 200 years ago, but this time they would do it in style. State Library of New South Wales senior curator Paul Brunton was the man in charge of guarding the priceless artifacts. The academic said Flinders journey was significant because it recorded the first time that anyone had circumnavigated Australia. It finally proved that Australia was one continent, that the east coast and the west coast were linked, he said. (Flinders) gave us a map and he called us Australia. The ship Flinders chartered, the Investigator, was one tenth the size of the QM2s deck. It held 88 crew members and a very important cat, Trim, whom Flinders often wrote about in his journal. Although the QM2 was following the same route as the Investigator, the similarities ended there. Mr Brunton said Flinders would be gobsmacked if he could see the poolside bars and buffet breakfasts that cruise ships had today. He couldnt conceive all of this, he said. The food is much, much better and as far as I know there is no dysentery or scurvy both of which affected Flinders on his journey. The QM2 has four diesel engines, which each weigh 217 tonnes. It can reach speeds of 55km/h and produce enough thrust to launch a jumbo jet. Its state-of-the-art navigation tools which would not have been possible About AusIndustry AusIndustry is a specialist program delivery division within the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education innovation.gov.au. AusIndustry is supported in delivering this program by Innovation Australia, an independent statutory body. ausindustry.gov.au 13 28 46 hotline@ausindustry.gov.au $1 billion to help manufacturers The Clean Technology Investment Programs are now open for applications. The Clean Technology Investment Program and Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program provide $1 billion in funding to help Australian manufacturers transition to a clean energy future and become cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable. The programs are a central part of the Australian Governments Clean Energy Future Plan. Grants are available to help manufacturers to invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low pollution technologies, processes and products. Information sessions on these programs will be held in March 2012. Please check ausindustry.gov.au for details on sessions in your capital city.


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