This site contains digital copies of books published by University of Wollongong staff and UOW Press publications. In some instances these publications are only available in digital form.
Empowering Community-Based Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries Management: Strategies for Effective Training and Learning
Vicki Vaartjes, Quentin Hanich, and Aurelie Delisle
In March 2015, regional Pacific stakeholders and Governments engaged in collaborative planning to establish a new direction in the management of Coastal Fisheries1. A New Song for Coastal Fisheries: Pathways to Change calls for a “...new and innovative approach to dealing with declines in coastal fisheries resources and related ecosystems”2. A New Song is an important step forward for coastal fisheries management across a complex and diverse region. This Paper argues that a strategic and integrated approach to capacity development, learning and training will support its full implementation. The paper makes five recommendations designed to strengthen community-based ecosystem approaches to fisheries management (CEAFM) across the region by adopting a capacity development approach as an integrated strategy, to develop capacity in CEAFM in information, management, monitoring and enforcement functions, from community to national government. Furthermore, the paper argues on the basis of stakeholder experience, for a long-term commitment to learning that is conductive to sustainable, iterative change, and is backed up by regional and national coordination that allows for sharing of data and learning across the many stakeholders and promoting organisations that are engaged in the training and learning space. When training is the chosen learning methodology, then adapting and contextualising the approach to yield robust learning outcomes is essential, and this means care in design, the delivery approach and attention to learning transfer. As a resource-constrained environment, the paper argues that this makes it even more critical that every training and learning initiative in coastal fisheries management is targeted and as effective as possible, and supported by an evidence base that uses evaluation and other data to drive ongoing improvement in the approach. This is particularly critical given the diversity of communities and government organisations involved.
This 80 page publication featuring 71 full colour reproductions of artworks celebrates the development of the University of Wollongong Art Collection (UOWAC). A Place for Art, the latest publication from University of Wollongong Press, charts the 40 year history of the UOWAC, arguably one of the most accessible and diverse public art collections in the country. The book’s editor and Art Collection Director, Professor Amanda Lawson, says the publication is an opportunity to provide a sense of the University’s rich and unique Collection. “Woven into the fabric of campus life, art infuses the experience of being at UOW. The Art Collection brings spaces alive and inspires the individuals who inhabit them: the University is truly a place for art,” says Professor Lawson. A Place for Art celebrates the Art Collection’s development and focuses on images selected from the UOWAC’s specialist areas which include works with a regional connection, Australian indigenous works on paper and international prints. The publication also highlights the personal connections people can make with art that is incorporated into their everyday environment. Link to Image Gallery. Read the book online here:
Agnieszka Golda, Martin V. Johnson, and Ruth Fazakerley
This monograph presents a series of three exhibitions developed collaboratively by Agnieszka Golda and Martin Johnson. It describes a wonderful tracery of not quite recognisable anthropomorphic creatures who inhabit oddly constructed and disjointed spaces. Together Golda and Johnson have utilised crocheted and printed textiles, carved wood and painted aluminium to form strange dwellings, figures and passages. Dr Ruth Fazakerley's research and art practice span Australian contemporary urban public art, painting and sculptural installation. In her essay here she positions Golda and Johnson's work in a wider context. The distinctive aesthetic force of collaborative process is underpinned by Golda's discerning scholarship in opening up 'sensography', a terrain that explores both art practice and the emotional, affective resonances it engenders.
Quentin A. Hanich
There are 89 States and territories that have some form of current or historical interest in the tropical tuna fisheries (i.e., bigeye, yellowfin and skipjack) of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). However, only 14 of them ultimately control access to the most productive fishing grounds and the vessels that fish in them. All but one of these States are full members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), and all have some form of vested interest in the long-term sustainability of some part of the tropical tuna fisheries.
This report studies the mix of interests in the WCPO tuna fisheries. These interests are likely to influence each delegation’s national interest and drive negotiating positions to support or oppose certain measures, depending upon how they affect that State’s interests. Given the complex nature of the WCPO tuna fisheries and their conservation challenges, it is important to understand these interests and consider how States might compromise their interests in an equitable manner that allows for the adoption a new conservation and management in 2011.
Good things in life, such as happiness and health, are often taken for granted. All the attention is on problems. Yet good things do not happen by themselves — they need to be fostered. How to do this is the theme of Doing Good Things Better. For years, Brian Martin has studied tactics against injustice. He has now turned his strategic focus to good things, looking for common patterns in what it takes to protect and promote them. Some of his topics are familiar, like writing and happiness. Others are less well known, such as citizen advocacy and chamber music. The same basic tactics are relevant to all of them. Doing Good Things Better provides ideas and inspiration for fostering the things you care most about.
Brian Martin is professor of social sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He runs writing programmes, teaches a class on happiness and plays the clarinet.
This e-book includes peer-reviewed full papers of the majority of the presentations at the inaugural Social Innovation Network conference, 28-29 September 2009, Wollongong Australia. Authors brought their perspectives from the different disciplines of accounting, engineering, education, management, science, literature, informatics, creative arts, economics, marketing and psychology. The range of social issues reflected in these papers is evidence of the success of the SInet as a network of scholars, working across traditional boundaries to explore and advocate innovative approaches to social, technical and environmental challenges that confront modern societies. The chapters have been organised to firstly present discussions on research and electronic networks, followed by sections which provide illustrations of the application and relevance of social innovation concepts and approaches.
Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney, and Brian Ferry
The chapters of this e-book comprise the pedagogical and research endeavours of a team of academics in higher education who worked with mobile learning devices over two years on a project entitled New Technologies: New Pedagogies project: Using mobile technologies to develop new ways of teaching and learning. The project endeavoured to take an innovative approach not only in the creation of new, authentic pedagogies for mobile devices but also in the action learning approach adopted for the professional development of participants. The project involved 15 people including teachers, IT and PD personnel. It was a large and ambitious project that resulted not only in a range of innovative pedagogies, but in the creation of more knowledgeable and confident users of mobile technologies among teachers and students.
This book was originally published as Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. ISBN: 978-1-74128-169-9 (online). Contents information and chapter listings available here: ro.uow.edu.au/newtech.
An account of the Bulli coal mining disaster of 23 March 1887 in which 81 mine workers lost their lives. Bulli is located in the Illawarra coal fields, on the east coast of Australia, south of Sydney. The disastrous explosion in the mine was caused by a neglect of safety issues. A Royal Commission was subsequently called to look into the disaster.
The first official published history of UOW was University of Wollongong: An Illustrated History 1951-1991, written by Josie Castle from the Department of History and Politics. The 68 page book was launched by the Foundation Chancellor Justice Robert Hope on 11th October 1991.
Michael K. Organ
A documentary history of the Illawarra and South Coast Aborigines 1770-1850, including a chronological blibliography covering the period 1770-1990.
L. Michael Birt
Report by the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong, Michael Birt, on his time at the university and its transition from Wollongong University College.
F. M. Mathews, R. G. Cole, and R. D. Johnson
F.M. Mathews, R.G. Cole and R.D. Johnson, Wollongong University College Mayoral Appeal Fund - Report of Working Committee, Univeristy of New South Wales - Wollongong University College Mayoral Appeal Fund, Wollongong, 8 June 1960, 16p.
F. M. Mathews
F.M. Mathews, The Needs of Technical Education in the Wollongon, Wollongong Technical Education District Council, Wollongong, August 1958, 15p.