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Science meets art in an exhibition of
memorable works on show at the
National Archives of Australia.
Magnified: 12 years of the
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
features the annual winners of an
award that commemorates the South
Australian Museum's first curator.
Inspiring historical items are
included in the display.
This is certainly one of the most
popular exhibitions we host each
year,''National Archives curator Sara
Dr King said the National Archives
was proud to have been involved in
curating this particular event.
Bringing together the best of the
best, Magnified offers artists an
opportunity to investigate the world
The perspectives on natural science
are as diverse and distinct as the
people who have created the
The Waterhouse prize also
encourages artists to make a statement
about environmental issues.
The show runs until March 28.
TO RECEIVE FACELIFT
A station that houses aviation
firefighters at Canberra Airport is set
for a facelift that aims to improve its
firefighting equipment and bolster
safety for crews.
Airservices Australia has called
for tenders for a contractor to oversee
the design and construction of
renovations to its Aviation Rescue
Fire Fighting station at Majura.
GIVING BRINGS SPECIAL JOY
Kind gesture brightens patients' day
Year-8 students Maddie Greenwood, left, and Alysa Yiannaros, of John Paul College in Gungahlin, help Calvary
Aged Care and Rehabilitation Service patient David Grimes, 86, open a present.
Photo: Graham Tidy
Christmas is the season of giving,
and some believe that an offering to
a stranger can bring a rare kind of joy.
Students from Holy Spirit Primary
School in Nicholls and its neighbour,
John Paul College, joined forces last
week to deliver presents to patients
at the Calvary Aged Care and
It was a pleasant surprise for the
patients after their morning
David Grimes, 86, thought it was
very nice that they took the time and
the trouble [to hand out gifts]''.
After year 8 student Alysa
Yiannaros gave Mr Grimes his present
and card, he said he hoped they would
come back every year.
So I would like to do this every
year for these people,'' Alysa said.
Some of these patients may not
have families visit them, so I think it's
really nice to give them presents and
ask them how their day is,'' she said.
The kind gesture brightened the day
for 67-year-old Robin Clark, who had
to learn to walk again after suffering
It is much appreciated, because
a lot of kids don't think about doing
things like this,'' he said.
I appreciate them giving their time
and consideration. It's great.''
The gifts, which included handmade
cards, body wash, shampoo and hand
cream, were made up by children from
Holy Spirit Primary School and
delivered to the patients by students
from John Paul College.
Those involved were part of the
St Vincent de Paul Society's Mini
Vinnies program, which aims to help
members of the school, local
community or international
community achieve social justice.
The students benefit just as much as
the elderly from giving, Mini Vinnies
co-ordinator Liam Stakelum said.
These people are elderly and in
rehab, so it's an opportunity for them
[the students] to see the good that they
can do in the community.
It wasn't a hugely valuable
present, but even to see the looks
on some of the patients' faces from
reading the cards has been fantastic,''
Aged care and rehabilitation nurse
manager Cecilia Lindner said the
presents and the visit were the most
beautiful and wonderful'' gifts to
give at this time of year. Generally
most of the people have family, but
for those who don't, these are the
small gestures that make their world
We don't have it happen that
frequently, so it gives Christmas that
true meaning of what Christmas is
all about: giving from the heart.''
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