Advance Australia Fair

Written by Terry Flew on May 20, 2008

Leaving the offices of the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University for lunch today, I heard the most curious thing. At midday, the carillion bells were playing something that I could vaguely recognise. As I stood and listened, I realised that it was “Advance Australia Fair”, the Australian national anthem.

Why “Advance Australia Fair” at U. Indiana today? My one theory on this is that the President of Indiana University, Michael McRobbie, is an Australian. Several people have pointed this out

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Creative Industries presentation in Bloomington, Indiana

Written by Terry Flew on May 5, 2008

I am currently on leave from Q.U.T., and based at Indiana University, in the Department of Telecommunication.

On Friday May 2 I did a presentation to staff and doctoral student in the Department on creative industries a decade after the concept first emerged in Britain through the Blair Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

I made extensive use of the statistical data developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, by Peter Higgs and Stuart Cunningham.

A copy

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