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DAILY AUDIO UPDATE
We began the day with an incredible presentation on sustainable cattle grazing practices by Dr. Peter O’Reagain and Michael Cannon on the neighboring property to Trafalgar Station. Peter is the principal scientist responsible for the Wambiana Grazing trial, which has been in operation since 1997, and Michael is a senior natural resource management officer. We then returned to Trafalgar before heading to Charters Towers to visit with Principal John Clarke at the Charters Towers School of Distance Education. The schools of distance education in Australia have been in existence since the 1950s. Originally known as Schools of the Air, these schools were pioneers in distance education and were originally developed to deliver quality education by radio to students living in the many remote communities throughout Australia.