February 2019
The AusIMM Awards 2019
Recognising and celebrating professional excellence The AusIMM Awards have been recognising contributions to the Institute and professional excellence in the resources sector for more than 80 years. First awarded in 1935, AusIMM Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to best practice professionalism. The awards help to promote and raise the overall standard of professional practice and send a clear message to our communities that we are committed to the highest standards. All AusIMM Read More
February 2019
Book Review: Australia’s Nickel Adventure by Ross Louthean and Carl Knox-Robinson
[caption id="attachment_14824" align="alignright" width="222"] Australia's Nickel Adventure.[/caption] This is a remarkable and unusual book that chronicles the history of Australia’s most volatile (and to many, including myself, most interesting) mining commodity. This is an industry that has soared to great heights on more than one occasion but has also been written off many times. Today, at the brink of the Electric Vehicle revolution, there is much optimism that it may be about to Read More
Commemorating the discovery of coal in Australia
A new plaque commemorating the discovery of coal was unveiled late last year by the Lord Mayor of Wollongong on behalf of the AusIMM Illawarra Branch. Coal was discovered in the Illawarra in May 1797 when shipwrecked sailors walked from southern Victoria along the coastline to reach Port Jackson in Sydney. They found coal on the shore between Austinmer and Coalcliff and burned lumps of coal to keep warm while they slept that night. This was the first discovery of coal to be reported to Read More
Top ten AusIMM Bulletin stories of 2018
The following articles from our expert contributors topped the AusIMM Bulletin website’s most-read list in 2018. 1. ‘Never give up’: How Julie Shuttleworth turned her passion into a career Talk to Julie Shuttleworth, deputy CEO of the Fortescue Metals Group, and it’s easy to understand why she has done so well. Her passion and enthusiasm for her work are palpable. 2. The boom in mining start-ups Similar to the growth seen in other industries in the 21st century, the mining industry is Read More
December 2018
Why did AusIMM update its brand?
An overview of AusIMM's more modern look Our Future Directions strategy is a blueprint for AusIMM to be more contemporary and have a stronger external brand. Our recent brand update, launched at IMARC 2018, allows AusIMM to leverage off our existing brand equity while at the same time establishing a more modern look for the Institute. All major corporations update their brand in order to remain relevant. The logo of the global petrochemical company Shell first appeared in 1900 as a black Read More
December 2018
Obituary: Mervyn (Merv) Robjohns
Merv Robjohns was born in Broken Hill; he became a third generation mining man, following on from his grandfather and father who had worked at the Moonta Mines. It was a source of great pride to Merv that he worked for 40 years, to the very day, at the North Mine (Broken Hill). Commencing as a cadet mining engineer on 22 January 1942, he attended Broken Hill Technical College night lectures and graduated in late 1947 from Sydney Technical College with a Diploma in Metalliferous Mining Read More