Jasmin set to pay it forward

Jasmin Bradshaw is sitting in The Exchange café, opposite the Bendigo Bank headquarters. On the other side of the glass wall, bank employees are spilling out of the building for their lunch break. Suited, walking tall, going places. Jasmin once dreamed of being one of them, and today they’re her colleagues. Two months ago the... Continue Reading →

Civil engineering students up the creek

A water storage facility the size of three Olympic swimming pools under the Bendigo Creek and recommendations to stop Geelong’s roads from sinking.... These are just two ideas civil engineering students presented to industry professions last Thursday. The research was part of the students' honours-year studies. Civil engineering students Dechlan Birt, John Cowell and Lachlan Pittaway looked... Continue Reading →

Toast to two-and-a-half years

Sarah Fallon will tell you it takes two-and-a-half years to change your life for good. No going back. Exactly that long ago, Sarah began a Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus. From the get go she was determined to pack in as much as she could, saying yes to every opportunity, and finishing... Continue Reading →

To the bat cave, researchers

Professor Noel Meyers adjusts his earmuffs, counts three, two, one, then bang; smoke puffs, projectiles launch. It’s like being in an episode of Mythbusters. This is bat cannon in action. “Calling it bat cannon is a bit of a misnomer,” laughs Dr Ruth Lawrence. “We’re actually seeking to save the bats.” Ruth and Noel are... Continue Reading →

More blues news – Owen Campbell

By La Trobe Writers in Action student JOSH NEWHAM Owen Campbell says for better or worse, he's always been a nomad. Although he now calls Sydney home, he travels extensively for his music. Like, really extensively. The last time I saw Owen was around the time he appeared on Australia's Got Talent and blew the country... Continue Reading →

Ladies sing the blues

Writers in Action student  AMY-JANE WEWER catches up with some of the female artists playing in Bendigo this weekend. The streets of Bendigo are about to get a whole lot more musical, and a whole lot more international. With Americana roots and the spice of Mexico from just south of the border, Abbie Cardwell is... Continue Reading →

Home stage bound

Our campus is counting sleeps until the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival this weekend. To celebrate, we bring you another festival story, written by Writers in Action student  LISA MARMUR.   When Steve Saxton performs at The Engine Room for the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival this week, the stage will still be warm from the October... Continue Reading →

Stringybark hits the gravel for Bendigo

Our Writers in Action students got to interview some of this year's Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival musos. The stories are great, so we're sharing them here, starting with this article, written by  TOM O'CALLAGHAN. Stringybark McDowell, covered in tats and dreadlocks and his trademark top-hat, is travelling far from home for gigs these days. Formerly based... Continue Reading →

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