Palmerston Campus 


Palmerston Campus will host International Day of Peace activities with guest speakers, awards, presentations and a citizenship ceremony with The Mayor of Palmerston, Mrs Annette Burke presiding, on Thursday 21 September.

The Multicultural Council of the NT will coordinate activities on the night, which will take place in the foyer of building C from 7pm.

CDU staff were involved in two events as part of Melbourne food and wine festivals over the weekend.

School of Tourism and Hospitality bakery coordinator and lecturer, Robert Schwerdt, and students Jamie Adams and Priscilla Willcoxson took part in the National Bakeskills Championships on 9 September at Fine Food Australia.

The team entered the championship well prepared—their strategy: to present a feature that depicts the Territory lifestyle.

David Taylor, from the School of Tourism and Hospitality, represented Darwin in ‘Taste of Slow’ from 9 to 10 September at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. David saw the opportunity as ideal for promoting Charles Darwin University and the NT.

Ty Lee represented the Palmerston Campus at the international student luncheon on Tuesday 5 September, held at Casuarina Campus. Ty has a number of international students in the courses he organises within Tourism and Hospitality.

On Friday 25 August a group of students from three communities visited the campus for a tour and course overview with lecturer Shirley O’Connor. The students came from Gapuwiyak, Numbulwar and Nganmariyanga communities.

Andrew Shiels, Judy Martin and Jaci Ganandram from the Library Studies Program at Canberra Institute of Technology will visit the campus between 20 and 22 September. Kaye Bartlett, lecturer in library studies, says the group is particularly interested in the new practice library which has been implemented in building C at Palmerston Campus.

The Darwin Youth Orchestra will hold the last leg of their recital journey at the Palmerston Campus on the morning of Saturday 30 September from 11am. The 40-strong orchestra of young musicians will play to a mixed group of community members and parents.

Other Campus news

Palmerston Campus extends a warm welcome to Trish O’Dea, who has recently started with the School of Law and Business.

Conservation and land management students have been busy undertaking field trips to Robin Falls, where they have been involved in the collection of data and statistics, and studying indicators and impacts which relate to previous research undertaken in 2003—deemed a pre-cane toad period, as opposed to presently in 2006, a post-cane toad period. Given the students still have one trip to undertake, striking data is already emerging. Very low numbers of children’s pythons and black headed pythons have been sighted with no geckos or death adders evident at all.

The Karawa training restaurant is taking bookings on 8946 7904 or email

The Campuses is offering a variety of cookery classes in Oriental, Northern Thai, Caribbean and Indian food. To register, call Sarina on 89 467842.

Visit the Palmerston Campus website.