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Conferences, symposia and meetings

Coming events

Sixth International Legume Conference 2013. This event will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 6-10 January 2013

Past events

"Acacia 2006: Knowing and Growing Australian Wattles." A Symposium Organised by the Australian Plants Society Vic Inc. and the National Herbarium of Victoria (26-28 August 2006)

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival, Hurstbridge, Victoria, 4 September 2005.

Wattle Day Celebrations

1 September is officially declared Wattle Day in Australia and this year (2004) a number of organisations around the country are planning special events to mark the occasion.

  • Between 28 August and 3 September The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra will be presenting a series of public lectures and other activities to celebrate 'Wattle Week'. The program of events may be viewed by visiting the Gardens website.

  • The Shire of Dalwallinu in Western Australia will be conducting their 10th Annual Wattle Week Festival between 11 - 18 September. Events this year will include wildflower tours and displays, a bush cuisine luncheon and more. The Dalwallinu Shire is a co-sponsor of this World Wide Wattle website.

  • Hurstbridge, a charming small, semi-rural township located on the northern fringe of Melbourne, has revived the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival and a range of events are planned for Sunday 5 September.

The conservation and utilisation potential of Australian dryland Acacias (Held in Dalwallinu, 13-14 July 2001)

This Symposiium covered a wide range of applied subjects relevant to the utilisation potential of Australian dryland acacias. The proceedings of this Symposium have now been published as an issue of the Department of Conservation and Land Management’s journal, Conservation Science of Western Australia (see Recent publications below)

Legumes Down Under. Fourth International Legume Conference (Held in Canberra, 2-6 July 2001)

This Conference provided the opportunity for researchers in various disciplines to present results of recent studies on this important plant family. A number of Acacia papers were presented and these have now been published is a Special Issue of Australian Systematic Botany (see Recent publications below).

Recent publications

Acacia Study Group Newsletter

The latest issue and back issues dating to 2001 of this Newsletter are provided elsewhere on WorldWideWattle.

Evolution of Ecological and Behavioural Diversity: Australian Acacia Thrips as Model Organisms.

By Crespi, B.J., Morris, D.C. and Mound, L.A. (2004). (Australian Biological Resources Study & Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO: Canberra).

This book, which contains a Botanical Annexe by B.R. Maslin titled "Classification and phylogeny of Acacia", is available for purchase online.

Nitrogen Fixation in Acacias

Brockwell, J., Searle, S., Jeavons, A.C. and Maayers, M. (2005). Nitrogen fixation in Acacias: an Untapped Resource for Sustainable Plantations, Farm Forestry and Land Reclamation. pp. 132. (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research: Canberra.). This book may be viewed and/or purchased online by visiting ACIAR Books Online.

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