This post is a simple follow up to Clarence Valley - UNE archaeologists at rest!, just another photo of past UNE digs and survey missions. I am not sure why I wanted to climb that tree! Brief comments follow the photo.
In 1920 the first New State manifesto, Australia Subdivided, complained: In Northern New South Wales, a few high schools, no technical schools, no universities exist to retain the intelligence and culture of the area.
The manifesto was dead right. One outcome of the subsequent campaigns was the establishment of the University of New England.
Now that I have a few photos I am going to bring up a piece on the New England History blog looking at aspects of the role played by the University of New England in documenting the history of New England with a special focus on Aboriginal New England. It's a good story. and one that shows the University delivering on the hopes of those who published that first manifesto.