Julia Gillard at the Third State of the Illawarra Summit


On Tuesday October 18th 2011, Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited Wollongong for the second time in two months to present the keynote speech at the third annual State of Illawarra Summit at Novotel Northbeach Wollongong.

During her visit she also visited the University of Wollongong where she announced at the university’s SMART building that Wollongong and Dapto would be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the next stage of the network roll-out.

It is expected to take a year to connect over five thousand homes in Wollongong and Dapto to the network.

Winners of the Wollongong City Council’s Rates Incentive Scheme

These photographs were taken at the IPAC, right near the Wollongong City Gallery for a current event/press pack assignment.

Mr and Mrs Robert & Kerry Coulson were the winners of the Wollongong City Council’s Rates Incentive Scheme—where Wollongong residents were given the opportunity to go into a draw to win either a new car valued at $20,000 or a travel voucher valued at $1,500.

Mr and Mrs Coulson were presented the keys to their new car by Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery on Thursday October 13th 2011.

Big Kids Carnival


These photographs were taken at the Barnardos’ Big Kids Carnival to raise funds and awareness for Barnardos’ HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters) program.

The carnival was at the McKinnon Lawn at the University of Wollongong.

These photographs were taken on Thursday September 22nd 2011 for my current event/press pack assignment.

Daniel Jackson, Wollongong Hawks Player


These photographs are of Wollongong Hawks player, Daniel Jackson practicing during a training session at the Snakepit—the Wollongong Hawks training centre.

These photographs were taken circa August 2011.

Sally Evans, Editing Tutor


These are photographs I took of my editing tutor; Sally Evans whilst she was tutoring her Tuesday Afternoon 1.30pm class. These photographs were taken for my real life/person in their environment assignment.

These photographs were taken on Tuesday September 20th 2011.

Photographic Essay


The subject for my photo essay is students studying for their impending exams and completing their final assessments in the final week of the 2011 academic year at the University of Wollongong.

I took a total of 77 photographs over a six-hour period in various locations across the university’s campus which include; the library, the McKinnon building, the UniCentre and a sitting area across Student Central. The previous weekend, I also took photographs of a couple of friends of mine studying in their bedrooms at Campus East—one of many university student accommodations in Wollongong.

I would pitch my photo essay to the Illawarra Mercury’s Weekender magazine and teen magazines such as Dolly and Girlfriend as a feature photo story aimed at senior high school students (in year 11 and 12) and also at the parents of senior high school students, who are contemplating their future after high school/contemplating going to university after they finish school as an insight into what uni life and uni life at the end of a semester and/or an academic year is like.

These photographs were taken on Thursday October 27th 2011.