Minutes of AAvHFs Business Meeting_2_10_2011_plus Attachments.
In celebration of the birthdate of Alexander von Humboldt in September, Queensland-based Humboldtians and their families gathered on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, at the Brisbane German Club. The club exists since 1883 and used to be called Brisbane Deutscher Turnverein. Nowadays, it is a wonderful place to enjoy a wide selection of excellent German beers […]
Michael Clyne LINGUIST 12-10-1939 – 29-10-2010 It was not surprising to see the Anglican Church of St Stephen and St Mary brimming to overflowing on Monday 8th November 2010. Michael Clyne had touched so many of us and in so many different ways. Family and friends were there, students past and present and also colleagues, […]
On Thursday, 16 September, 2010, the usual small group of Melbourne-based Fellows and some of their partners gathered at Muttis Restaurant for the annual celebration of the birthdate of Alexander von Humboldt. All were conscious of the fact that the celebration dinner should have been two days earlier but, unfortunately, Muttis Restaurant, a more recently […]
May 11th 2010 On Tuesday, May 11th eighteen NSW Humboldtianer and partners met for dinner at Essen restaurant in Ultimo. Plans for the upcoming Sydney meeting of the AAvHF in 2011 were discussed and a local committee of interested members was formed to organize this event. The idea of an AAvHF mentoring scheme for early […]
The annual dinner of the ACT branch of the AAvHF to celebrate the 240th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt was held on November 11 in the Scarth Room at University House at the Australian National University. Besides the attendance of 12 of our members, we were delighted to have the Ambassador of the Federal Republic […]
March 19th 2009 NSW members of the AAvHF attended a reception hosted by the German Consul-General Hans G. Gnodtke and Mrs Frances Gnodtke at their home on the occasion of the visit by the DAAD Regional Director Dr Ursula Toyka-Fuong. Suggestions for further collaborations between the DAAD and the AAvHF were discussed by Dr Toyka-Fuong, […]
Alexander von Humboldt and the Consuls in Hobart Alexander von Humboldt was a genius — Prussian mines inspector, community educator, scientific expeditioner and cultural anthropologist, pioneer of ecology, forerunner of Darwin, and not least, a polyglot and a diplomat. When asked whether he ever slept, he was said to reply, `not if I can avoid […]