That cultural legacy lies at the heart of Yiban Yiban. Hence this exhibition, curated by the prominent, senior Aboriginal curator Djon Mundine, comprised the work of three Aboriginal artists who also share Chinese heritage:
Exotic grasses, especially para grass Brachiaria muticaand also green couch Cynodon dactylon have reduced the extent of free water by growing into stream channels, and have substantially reduced flow velocities in the lower reaches of most creeks in the region.
Creeks with dense para grass have little or no native aquatic vegetation. Floating exotic plants including water hyacinth Eichornia crassipessalvinia Salvinia auriculate and water lettuce Pistia stratiotes blanket some reaches. Native aquatic macrophytes have declined, apparently due to dredging, saltation and other disturbances Arthington et al, Each person generates roughly litres of sewage every day.
There is a correlation between high faecal contamination and high runoff from rainfall. Few of these seemed to have survived, with the exception of the carp, which was probably Carassius carassius, which still survives in the Brisbane River Thomson, The mosquito fish Gambusia affinis and guppy Poecilia reticulata were introduced to the upper reaches of the Brisbane River system by the Brisbane City Council in the s and 30s as a biological control agent for mosquito larvae.
The mosquito fish is the most widespread exotic fish in the system and is implicated in the displacement of surface-feeding native species Arthington et al, More recently several introduced species of aquarium fish have become established, probably through a number of separate introductions Arthington et al, The swordtail Xiphphorus hilleri is probably the most common introduced aquarium fish and is found throughout Kedron Brook, Moggill Creek and Enoggera Creek Arthington et al, Aquatic and riparian vegetation acts as a filter to the water system, trapping sediments, removing nutrients, slowing water flow, reducing erosion and acting as a habitat for a host of aquatic and terrestrial animals.
Trees along river banks are used for feeding, shelter and breeding by such wildlife as flying foxes, treefrogs, eastern quolls and black cockatoos. The headwaters are located in Mt. Barney National Park and are in relatively pristine condition. The catchment of the upper reaches of the river are largely cleared for grazing, dairying and some irrigated agriculture.
The remainder of the Logan River flows through a combination of urban and rural residential areas and comprises bar-built estuaries dominated by tidal exchange.
The Logan River catchment covers km2 and land use is dominated by grazing and natural bush. Land uses in the area that may affect nutrient concentrations include cattle grazing, poultry farming, a rendering plant, soil conditioning, a tannery, a gelatine factory and a landfill.
Many of these activities are located within the Bromelton industrial area just west of Beaudesert on the Logan River.
The … sewage nitrogen signature in this section of the river could also be affected by the nutrients being discharged by the Beenleigh STP into the Albert River. In Junethe sewage plume extending from the Logan River into southern Moreton Bay was the largest of any in the river estuaries flowing into Moreton Bay.
This is primarily a result of the high levels of nutrients and sediments that are transported into Bramble Bay from the Brisbane and Pine Rivers. As in the other embayments within Moreton Bay, levels of inorganic nitrogen remain low during dry periods.
These levels are extremely high for coastal embayments, and have considerable ecological implications. The extent of these plumes varies with season. In summer, two distinct sewage plumes emanate from the Brisbane and Pine Rivers, extending up to 20km away from the point sources.
This is caused by the deposition of new sediments from the catchment in combination with continual resuspension of existing muddy sediments.
The combined catchment area of rivers and creeks discharging into Moreton Bay is approximately 22 km2, while the area of the Bay itself is km2.One of the biggest stories of recent days was the crash of the Chinese stock market. It drew headlines around the world, but not in China.
The state-run media made sure . Stephen R. Mackinnon & John Fairbank invariably failed to separate fondness for the Chinese communist revolution from fondness for Gong Peng, the communist fetish who worked together with Anneliese Martens to infatuate American wartime reporters.
(More, refer to the Communist Platonic Club at wartime capital Chungking.). Personal Reflection – Chinese and Aboriginal CALD cultures. – Posted 19/08/ @ To best compare and contrast my chosen CALD groups, the cultures of the Aboriginal and Chinese people, I focused my research and analysis on the dimensions of individualism vs collectivism and communitarianism.
Cultural appropriation is a seriously hot-button topic. It ranges from the aggressively entitled stance of, “I can do whatever I want!” to the perpetually angry approach of “everything is cultural appropriation!”.
Differences between traditional Aboriginal cultures and mainstream Western culture 1 1 Aboriginal Human Resource Council (), Differences between traditional Aboriginal cultures and mainstream.
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