A Very Short History of the NSW ANZIAM Branch

At the moment this is a very short web-page containing a selection of miscellaneous comments about the NSW ANZIAM branch. The full title of the branch is: the NSW branch of the division of applied mathematics of the Australian Mathematical Society.

The history of the branch

The early history of the branch

The Sydney and Victorian branches of ANZIAM are the oldest branches of ANZIAM. Both were holding meetings as early as November 1973 (Braddock 1983, page 21), operating before ANZIAM was formed as a division of the Australian Mathematical Society, and were noted as being `active' at the 1974 ANZIAM conference (Braddock 1983, appendix E). The division of Applied Mathematics itself was formed following a ballot of members of the Australian Mathematical Society in 1974. It was formally setup and launched at the 1975 ANZIAM conference (Braddock 1983, page 21 & appendix E).

Contradictory, Braddock (Braddock 1983, page 22) notes that the "Sydney and Victorian Branches started in 1974/5". The constitution of the Sydney branch was adopted in May 1977 (constitution). In March 2002, by electronic ballot, the name of the branch was changed to NSW (constitution) 1.

When ANZIAM is organised from within NSW it is not usually organised by the branch but by a group principally from one university. However, in 1979 ANZIAM was organised by the Sydney Branch of the division of applied mathematics.

Organisers of early ANZIAM meetings held in NSW. (Braddock, appendix D).
Year Main organising group
1972 University of Wollongong
1973 Newcastle University
1976 CSIRO
1977 University of New South Wales
1979 Sydney Branch
1982 University of Wollongong

Todate, I have not tracked down any concrete information about the `early days' of the branch. Ian Sloan (email) told me that I was significantly involved with ANZIAM itself (or rather its predecessor) from around 1976, but not directly with the NSW branch. I did attend some annual meetings, though, from memory of which I would say that the branch was for many years close to inactive.

The turn of the millennium

There was no activity in the Sydney Branch in 1999. At the ANZIAM AGM in 2000 Charlie Macaskill stated that "he had taken on board the advice that a `Careers Evening' type event should be arranged and a website set up" (Minutes, 2000) 2. He also suggested that the name of the branch be amended to the NSW Branch sometime in the future. 2. I believe that there was no branch activity throughout 2000 because at ANZIAM 2001 (3-7 February, Barossa Valley) it was announced that the Sydney branch of ANZIAM would be reactivated with a meeting at `The Entrance' (de Mestre, appendix B).

Neville de Mestre (Bond University, Queensland) re-launched the NSW ANZIAM branch by organising the 2001 branch meeting at the The Entrance RSL on the NSW Central Coast. (3-4 November). One of the reasons for choosing this location was Neville hoped that it would entice academics to attend from Newcastle (de Mestre, 2009). The meeting program does not include a delegate list, but there were at least 183 attendees (BOU 1, CSIRO 1, DSTO 1, MQU 1, UNC 2, USN 7, UoW 3, UTS 1, UNSW 1). There were fourteen talks, including four from students. Although not the fewest number of student presentations, there were identical numbers in 2003, 2004 and 2006, this is the lowest number of student talks as a percentage. The student prize was awarded to Raseelo Moitsheki (UoW).

In 2002 the branch had a very successful meeting at Bannisters Point. There were 33 registered delegates, although only 30 attended the meeting (Sexton 2002) - the figure of thirty remained a record until the 2011 branch meeting. The registered delegates included 20 (!) from Sydney University, 7 from the University of Wollongong and 3 from the Australian Defence Force Academy. There was one delegate each from Canon, DSTO and the University of New South Wales. The number of presentations at this meeting would not be surpassed until the 2008 branch meeting. The winner of the best student presentation was Alex Antic (UoW) who was given a $100 prize. At this distance in time (19.12.11) I do not remember how the best student presentation was determined. It was something along the lines of "write the names of the two best speakers onto a piece of paper". I also do not remember if only non-students voted or if everyone voted.

Geoff Aldis brought a computer projector, but the delegates were informed that "There is no guarantee that it will work, so bring slides for backup". (The program does not say who was providing the laptop). The meeting was held in the very uncharacteristic month of May!

The Wollongong years

2003 meeting. The nationalistic editors of the Gazette removed the final paragraph from the report (Nelson 2003).

Missing paragraph was

The conference dinner was started half-an-hour early so that the delegates could watch as much of the Rugby World Cup Final as possible. A partisan crowd at the RSL club enjoyed an excellent game and although many were disappointed by the result it seemed to this observer that the outcome was most agreeable.

ANZIAM 2004. Professor Hill commented that $500 was sought for 2004 activities. The $500 was paid.
"... the chair asked for comment on the requests from various Branches for membership lists. A/Professor Weber suggested an automated list server, on the ANZIAM website, might allow all that was required. Professor Taylor and Dr Clarke agreed to bring a proposal to the Executive Committee as soon as possible. Minutes of the Twenty-Ninth General Meeting of ANZIAM (02/02/2004) as reported at the Twenty-Seventh General Meeting of ANZIAM (01/02/2005, item 2).

ANZIAM 2005. $500 requested, but it appears that nothing was paid.

There was no branch activity in 2006 and at the 2007 ANZIAM no request was made for funding due to sufficient existing funds. In the "Report on NSW ANZIAM 2006" presented at the ANZIAM meeting in February 2007 it was announced "An email list of NSW ANZIAM members is to be generated. In the first instance this is to be used to solicit nominations for a new NSW ANZIAM committee." The road to email nirvana was paved with good intentions...

In 2007 the NSW and ACT branches organised a joint meeting at the University of Wollongong (10th December). There were 15 delegates (ADFA 7, UoW 7, USN 1). There were ten talks, including six from students. The prize for the best student talk was given to Mr Alex Badran (UoW), who had just completed the second-year of his undergraduate degree! Alex talked about a research problem in financial mathematics that he had investigated during an elective.

In 2008 the NSW and ACT branches organised a joint meeting at the Coachhouse Marina Resort in Batemans Bay (21-22 November). There were 22 delegates (ADFA 5, CSIRO 1, ANU 9, misc 1, UoW 6). There were eighteen talks, including ten from students. It was recognised at the meeting that the standard of student talks was very high. The prize for the best student talk was shared between Mr Aaron Thornton (UoW) and Ms Chin Foon Khoo (ANU). Ms Roslyn Hickson (ADFA) was highly commended for her talk. The winners each received a cheque for $100 whilst Ms Hickson received a cheque for $50. All three also received certificates.

Dr Bob Anderssen was unable to attend the first day of the meeting, he attended a meeting in Ballarat. Flying back to Canberra on the Friday his plane was delayed by 90 minutes. He got up in the early hours of Saturday morning, drove through thunderous rain and arrived for the start of the first session. He arrived before some of the delegates staying locally! He gave the final presentation of the meeting on "Modelling Gene Silencing".

The report that appeared in the Gazette (Nelson, 2009b) included two photographs. The first shows the winners of the best student talk. The second shows Dr Bob Anderssen (winner of the ``The Most Heroic Attendee''), Associate Professor Harvinder Sidhu (ACT organiser) and Professor Brain Gray. Three photographs taken at the meeting are available on the NSW ANZIAM image gallery. (The photographs on the LHS and RHS of the image gallery correspond to the two photographs that appeared in the Gazette article).

In 2009 the NSW and ACT branches organised a joint meeting at the Coachhouse Marina Resort in Batemans Bay (4-5 December). The organising committee for the mini-meeting comprised Dr M.I. Nelson (UoW) and Dr H.S. Sidhu (UNSW@ADFA). Thirteen delegates from NSW (UoW 12, misc 1) and ten from the ACT (UNSW@ADFA 5, CSIRO 1, ANU 3, Geosciences Australia 1) attended the meeting. There were eighteen talks, including thirteen from students. The students presentations were all of a high calibre. The prize for the best student talk was given to Mr Alex Badran, an honours student from UoW. This was the second time that Alex had won the prize, and he was not yet a postgraduate student! Mr Ahmed Msmali (UoW) and Mr Thiansiri Luangwilai (UNSW at ADFA) were highly commended for their talk. Alex received $200 (cash). All three will also receive certificates.

The report that appeared in the Gazette (Nelson, 2009b) included one photograph. This showed all the attendees of the conference except for one - the photographer! For a bonus mark. Identify the photographer. Two photographs taken at the meeting are available on the NSW ANZIAM image gallery. (The photograph on the RHS shows Bob Anderssen, the chair of the student prize committee, shaking the hand of Alex Badran, winner of the best student talk. The photograph on the RHS shows the delegates minus the photographer).

In 2010 the NSW and ACT branches organised a joint meeting at the Berry Village Boutique Motel in Berry (3-4 December). The organising committee for the mini-meeting comprised Dr M.I. Nelson (UoW), Dr H.S. Sidhu (UNSW@ADFA) and Dr N. Thamwattana (UoW). Twelve delegates from NSW (UoW 11, USN 1) and six from the ACT (UNSW@ADFA 5, ANU 1) attended the meeting. There were thirteen talks, including ten from students. The opening presentation was given by the President of ANZIAM and the closing presentation by the Secretary of ANZIAM. The students presentations were all of a high calibre. The prize for the best student talk was given to Mr Thiansiri Luangwilai, a PhD student from UNSW@ADFA. Thiansiri was highly commended at last year's meeting. Mr Thien Tran-Duc and Ms Fainida Rahmat (both UoW) were highly commended for their talks. Thiansiri received $100 (cash) and the two highly commendeds $50 each. All three will also receive certificates.

The report that appeared in the Gazette (Thamwattana & Nelson, 2011) included one photograph. This showed all the attendees of the conference except for one - the photographer! For a bonus mark. Identify the photographer. winners of the best student talk. The photograph that appeared in the Gazette is also available on the NSW ANZIAM image gallery.

The only problem that the organising committee experience was regard to publicising the meeting. In previous years the meeting was advertises through the Australian Mathematical Society (AUST-MS) email list. In 2010 the Secretary of the AUST-MS declined to forward our email notice to the AUST-MS email list on the grounds that this list was reserved for matters of ``national interest''.

In 2011 the NSW and ACT branches organised a joint meeting at the Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort in South Durras (24-25 November). The organising committee for the mini-meeting comprised Dr M.I. Nelson (UoW) and Dr H.S. Sidhu (UNSW@ADFA), There were thirteen delegates from NSW (UoW 6, USN 4, UNSW 3), sixteen from the ACT (UNSW@ADFA 10, ANU 6) and two international delegates (Germany and Japan). This was the largest meeting in the period 1999-2011, as although the 2002 meeting had two more registered delegates only thirty people attended the meeting.

There were sixteen talks, including ten from students. The students presentations were all of a high calibre. The prize for the best student talk was given to Ms Hamizah Mohd Safuan, a PhD student from UNSW, Canberra. Mr Luke Sciberras (UoW) and Mr Matthias Wong (ANU) were highly commended for their talks Hamizah received $100 (cash) and the two highly commendeds $50 each. All three will also receive certificates.

The 2011 AGM marked the end of the `Wollongong era' with the election of Associate Professor John Murray (UNSW) as the branch President. Thus ended the University of Wollongong run of branch presidents going over the era 2004-2011. Finally, no-one present at the 2011 meeting attended the 2001 meeting.

One photographs taken at the meeting is available on the NSW ANZIAM image gallery.

The Sydney years

2012. First meeting to have a web-page? Ran by John Murray at UNSW,

The Sydney years: 2014

In 2014 the NSW branch planned to organise a joint meeting with the ACT branch. However, due to clashes in timing with CTAC (1-3 December, 2014) and the 8th Australia-New Zealand Mathematics Convention (8th-12th December, 2014) it was not possible to find a suitable date.

The Sydney years: 2015

In 2015 the NSW and ACT branches organised a joint meeting at the Sydney CBD branch of Newcastle University (25-26 November 2015). The organisers of this meeting were Björn Rüffer, Mike Meylan (both from Newcastle University) and Jason Sharples (UNSW-Canberra). There were twenty-nine delegates from NSW (10 UNSW, 6 UNC, 5 UoW, 4 UTS, 1 ANSTO, 1 MQU, 1 UND, 1 USN), six from the ACT (3 ANU, 3 UNSW-Canberra) and 1 international delegate (Germany) Although the venue was not a maths lecture theatre its central location, only two minutes walk from the train station at Martin Place, allowed a good attendence and was generally well received except by a few complaining Sydney-siders. (Experience suggests that Sydney-siders won't attend branch meetings if they are outside of Sydney.)

The venue came with white boards that were not ideal for presentations, given the shape and size of the room. However, this did not prove to be a problem as all presenters used the overhead visualiser with the white boards being used as required for digressions. Given the central Sydney location, a priority was placed on subsidising student accomodation. Accordingly, lunch was not catered; but with its central location delegates were spoilt for choice.

There were twenty-two talks including three plenaries. The prize for the best student presentation was given to Ms Anna McGann, a PhD student from the University of Newcastle. Mr Tom Dryer (University of Wollongong) and Mr Matthew Tam (University of Newcastle) were highly commended for their talks. Anna received $150.

(There was no branch meeting in 2015, so no comparison of whom attended in 2005 and 2015).

In 2015 the branch supported two other meetings. The branch executive agreed to give $500 to support a 1.5 day Industrial and Applied Mathematics Symposium ran in July 2015 to celebrate Professor Jim Hill's 70th birthday. In the first instance the money was to be used to support the attendance at the symposium by student members of NSW ANZIAM. If there were insufficient students attending to spend $500 the money could be used for other purposes.

Following the end of the conference the symposium organisers were asked to provide a brief account of how the money was used. Finally, financial support from NSW ANZIAM was to be acknowledged at the appropriate places.

On Monday 9th November a one-day workshop was organised at the University of Wollongong on the topic of ``Mathematical Modelling in Biology and Medicine''. The NSW ANZIAM branch provided a small amount of money to subsiside the lunch costs of student speakers from outside the University of Wollongong.

The Executive Committee of the Branch

Year Chair Secretary Treasurer
2001Charlie Macaskill (?)
2002 Jane Sexton (?)
2003Charlie MacaskillJane Sexton Peter Buchan
2004Tim Marchant Jane Sexton Peter Buchan
2005Tim Marchant Peter Buchan
2006Tim Marchant Peter Buchan
2007Mark Nelson Peter Buchan
2008Mark Nelson Grant Cox William Bertram
2009Grant Cox Mark Nelson Charlie Macaskill
2010Grant Cox Mark Nelson Charlie Macaskill
2011Natalie ThamwattanaMark Nelson Charlie Macaskill
2012John MurrayMark Nelson Charlie Macaskill
2013John MurrayMark Nelson Martin Wechselberger
2014Mike MeylanJohn Murray Martin Wechselberger
2015Mike MeylanJohn Murray Martin Wechselberger

Ordinary committee members
Year Members
2004 Ian Benn, Barrie Fraser, Mark Nelson.
2009 Natalie Thamwattana
2010 Natalie Thamwattana
2011 Grant Cox, Mary Myerscough
2012 Natalie Thamwattana
2013 Timothy Ling
2014 Mark Nelson
2015 Mark Nelson

Branch Meetings

In the presentations column the first numeral is the number of presentations. The second numerical is the number of student presentations. In the final column ACT denotes a joint meeting with the ACT branch of ANZIAM.
Year Location Date Delegates Presentations Misc
1999 No meeting organised
2000 No meeting organised
2001 Tuggerah Lake Memorial Club, The Entrance 3-4/11/2001 18B1 14 (4)
2002 Bannisters Point, Mollymook 25-26/05/2002 33 15 (9)
2003 Mittagong 22-23/11/2003 18 9 (4) ACT
2004 Vincentia Golf Club, Jervis Bay 26-27/11/2004 c. 25 10 (4) ACT
2005 No meeting organised
2006 Vincentia Golf Club, Jervis Bay 8-9/12/2006 c. 25 9 (4) ACT
2007 University of Wollongong 10/12/2007 15 10 (6) ACT
2008 Coachhouse Marina Resort, Batemans Bay 21-22/11/2008 22 18 (10) ACT
2009 Coachhouse Marina Resort, Batemans Bay 4-5/12/2009 23 18 (13) ACT
2010 Berry Village Boutique Motel, Berry 3-4/12/2010 18 14 (10) ACT
2011 Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort, South Durras 24-25/11/2011 31 16 (10) ACT
2012 University of New South Wales 24-25/11/2012 42 26 (16) ACT. http://conferences.science.unsw.edu.au/ANZIAMNSW2012/program.php
2013 University of Sydney 27-28/11/2013 35B2 20 (11) ACT. http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/olver/conferences/ANZIAM
2014 No meeting organised
2015 University of Newcastle (Sydney campus) 25-26/11/2015 36B3 22 (12) ACT. https://carma.newcastle.edu.au/anziam-nsw-act-2015/

  1. B1. The 2001 program does not have a list of delegates. I have based attendance upon the number of speakers plus three people known to have attended but not presented: Bronwyn Hajek, Neville de Mestre, Raseelo (Joel) Moitsheki, Ngamta (Natalie) Thamwattana. Bronwyn attested to Natalie and her own attendance. Joel attested to his own attendance.
  2. B2. The 2013 program does not have a list of delegates. However, a report was written that stated that they were 35 delegates. In addition to the list of speakers (22, that is not consistent with the number recorded above) I have a list of three people known to have attended but not presented: Sheehan Olver, Jason Sharples, Annette Worthy.
  3. B3. The 2016 program does not have a list of delegates. However, after the conference one of the organisers, Björn Rüffer, emailed ne a delegates list.

Best student talk at the branch meeting

Year Winner(s) Institution Highly Commended Institution
1999 No meeting
2000 No meeting
2001 Raseelo Moitsheki P1 University of Wollongong
2002Alex Antic University of Wollongong William BertramUniversity of Sydney
Tim Schaerf University of Sydney
2003Bronwyn Bradshaw University of Wollongong
2004Paul-James White University of Wollongong
2005 No meeting
2006 Barry Cox University of Wollongong
2007 Alex Bardan University of Wollongong
Roslyn Hickson UNSW@ADFA
2008 Aaron Thornton University of Wollongong Roslyn Hickson UNSW@ADFA
Chin Foon Khoo Australian National University
2009 Alex Badran University of Wollongong Ahmed Msmali University of Wollongong
Thiansiri Luangwilai UNSW@ADFA
2010 Thiansiri Luangwilai UNSW@ADFA Thien Tran-Duc University of Wollongong
Fainida Rahmat University of Wollongong
2011 Ms Hamizah Mohd Safuan UNSW, Canberra Luke Sciberras University of Wollongong
Mr Matthias Wong Australian National University
2012 Ms Lucia-Marie Billie Ganendran UNSW, Canberra Mr Stephen Maher University of New South Wales
Mr Wilson Wee UNSW, Canberra
2013 Ms Alexandra Hogan ANU Mr Matthias Wong ANU
Mr Austen Erickson UNSW, Sydney
2014 No meeting
2015 Ms Anna McGann University of Newcastle Mr Tom Dryer University of Wollongong
Mr Matthew Tam University of Newcastle

  1. P1 Neville de Mestre (email) thought that the 2001 best student prize was won by one of Jim Hill's students. However, on the program there are no scheduled talks from any University of Wollongong student. Bronwyn Hajek thought that Raseelo (Joel) Moitsheki was the winner and he confirmed this.

Student Prize

Year Winner Highly Commended
2013 $200 $100 each
2014 No meeting organised
2015 $150 email to HoS

Student Prize Committee

YearCommittee
2001 ???
2002 no committee - see text!
2003 Bob Anderssen (CSIRO)
2009 Bob Anderssen (CISRO) Brian Gray (retired) Jonathan Griffin (Geosciences Australia)
2010 Geoff Mercer (ANU)
2011 Songping Zhu (UoW) Harvinder Sidhu (UNSW, Canberra)
2012 Roslyn Hickson (Newcastle) Jason Sharples (UNSW, Canberra) Annette Worthy (Wollongong)
2013 Jason Sharples (UNSW, Canberra) Annette Worthy (Wollongong)
2014 No meeting organised
2015 Mike Meylan (Newcastle) Björn Rüffer (Newcastle) Jason Sharples (UNSW, Canberra)

Invited speaker at the branch meeting

Year Speaker Institution
1999 No meeting organised
2000 No meeting organised
2001 Dr John Croucher Macquarie
2002 No invited speaker
2003 Dr Bob Anderssen CSIRO
2004 ??? ???
2005 No meeting organised
2006 Professor Venkat Subramanian Tennessee Tech University, USA
2007 Dr Miccal Matthews University of Wollongong
2008 No invited speaker
2009 No invited speaker
2010 No invited speaker
2011 No invited speaker
2012 A/P Andrew Francis University of Western Sydney
A/P Geoff Mercer Australian National University
Professor Natashia Boland University of Newcastle
2013Professor Nalini Joshi University of Sydney
A/P Stephen Roberts Australian National University
Dr Ngamta Thamwattana University of Wollongong
2014 No meeting organised
2015 Lars Grüne University of Bayreuth, Germany
Christopher Poulton University of Technology Sydney
Ian Sloan The University of New South Wales

Miscellaneous awards handed out at the branch meeting

Year Award Winner Institution
2008 Most Heroic Attendee Dr Bob Anderssen CSIRO

Analysis of delegates

How many delegates have attended how many meetings? Before we see the data, a word of explanation. This analysis is based upon attendence at the NSW ANZIAM meetings in 2001-2003, 2010-2013 and 2015. There were no meetings organised in 1999, 2000, 2005 and 2014. I did not attend the meeting in 2004 and I have never been able to find a copy of the program!

The meetings in `2001-2003' and `2010-2012' were held in `remote' locations and I have a `pretty good' handle on the attendees. The meetings in 2013 and 2015 were organised at the University of Sydney and in Sydney CBD and the program; their programs only list the speakers. Björn Rüffer sent me a list of registered delegates for the 2015 meeting.

If you weren't a speaker and I I can work out from other information that you attended the 2013 meeting, then you are on my list! If you weren't a speaker and I don't remember that you attended, then you are not on my list!

Analysis of attendence at NSW ANZIAM meetings for the years: 1999-2003, 2005, 2010-2013 & 2015. There were no meetings organised in 1999, 2000, 2005 and 2014.
Number of NSW ANZIAM meetings attended Frequency
1 113
2 32
3 8
4 4
5 3

The three people to attend five meetings are: Mark Nelson (2003-2003, 2010, 2012, 2015), Jason Sharples (2010-2013, 2015), and Ngamta (Natalie) Thamwattana (2001-2003, 2010,2013).

The one person to attend four meeting is: John Murray (2022, 2011, 2012, 2015).

When I get some spare time (...), I plan on adding more data!

Finances

I thought it would be interesting to keep a record of how much money the branch has asked for from ANZIAM, and how much money ANZIAM has given the branch.

Budget requests

Year$ requested$ given
2004 $500 ???
2005 $500 $0
2006 $0 $0
2007 $0 $0
2008 $600 $600
2009 $1500$1500
2010 $2000
2013 $3000$2200
2014 $????$2000
2015 $500 $????

Registration Fees

Year Full Fee ANZIAM Student Former ANZIAM Accompanying
Member Member Chair Person
1999 No meeting organised.
2000 No meeting organised.
2001 $30 $20 $20 -- $30
2002 ??? (conference dinner was $45)
2003 ???
2004 ???
2005 No meeting organised.
2006 ???
2007 ???
2008 $50 ?? $25 -- $30
2009 $50 $25 $20 $20 $30
2010 $50 $25 $0/25 * $25 $35
2011 $150 $100 $90 $90 $40
2012 $60 $30 $0/30 * $60 $60
2014 No meeting organised
(*) Student members of ANZIAM who gave a presentation were not charged a registration fee.

Abbreviations

ADFA Australian Defence Force Academy
ANSTO Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
ANU Australian National University
BOU Bond University
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DSTO Defence Science and Technology Organisation
MQU Macquarie University
UNC University of Newcastle
UND University of Notre Dame
UNSW University of New South Wales
UNSW at ADFA University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy
UNSW, Canberra University of New South Wales, Canberra
UoW University of Wollongong
USN University of Sydney
UTS University of Technology, Sydney

Acknowledgements

Dr Grant Cox informed me that there was a branch meeting in 2001 and Dr Bronwyn Hajek supplied me with a copy of the program. Neville de Mestre (email) filled in many of the missing details. Raseelo (Joel) Moitsheki (email) claimed the prize for the best student prize at the meeting.

Footnotes

  1. The Secretary of ANZIAM (Geoff Mercer) has kindly checked the constitution of all the branches of ANZIAM: no other branch has had a name change. Geoff notes that the other branches "were all sensible inclusion names from the start. Says something about Sydney-siders..." (email. 12.02.2009)
  2. The NSW web-page was not created at this time. The idea remained dormant until the first version of this web-page was created.

Bibliography

This shows the sources that I have used to write this document.

  1. ANZIAM Executive Committee. 2007-2009.

    Contains the branch report that is tabled at the AGM and is unlikely to contain anything else.

  2. Annual General Meeting of ANZIAM. 27th (2001), 30th (2005) -- 34th (2009).

    The branch is supposed to submit a report each year to the ANZIAM executive, which is printed for both the executive meeting and for the ANZIAM AGM. Reports appeared in: 2005-2009. Reports did no appear in: 2001. I've listed the reports that appeared under the names of the author's elsewhere in this bibliography.

    It is sometimes useful to read the minutes of the previous general meeting. This is usually item 2 on the agenda. For instance, the minutes of the 2000 meeting (distributed at the 2001 general meeting) contain a report of what was said by Dr Charlie Macaskill about branch activities in 1999.

  3. Australian Mathematical Society Gazette. Volume 27 (2000) -36 (2009).
  4. A detailed reading of the Gazette might reveal a treasure trove of information about the branch. Due to lack of time I have just looked through the index of each issue. That this is problematic is illustrated by the branch report for the 2003 meeting which was printed in the "News" section rather than as an indexed article. (I knew that the 2003 branch meeting report appeared in the Gazette because I wrote it!)

  5. Braddock, R.D. (1983). An Anecdotal History of the Applied Mathematics Conference and the Division of Applied Mathematics.
  6. You can download this document from the ANZIAM web-page at http://www.anziam.org.au/myfiles/uploads/AMC-1966-1984.pdf.

  7. Cohen, G. (2007). Counting Australia In. Halstead Press.
  8. The information on NSW ANZIAM in this book came from Braddock's article

  9. Constitution of the NSW Branch of ANZIAM. Amended March 2002.
  10. Cox, G., and Nelson, M.I. (2010). Report on NSW ANZIAM 2009. The Australian Mathematical Gazette 31(1), 63.
  11. This article is available on the web at: http://www.austms.org.au/Publ/Gazette/2010/May10/CommsANZIAM.pdf .

  12. Financial Statement. (2004). NSW ANZIAM Branch.
  13. Financial Statement. (2005). NSW ANZIAM Branch.
  14. Financial Statement. (2006). NSW ANZIAM Branch.
  15. Financial Statement. (2007). NSW ANZIAM Branch.
  16. The financial statement should appear as part of the branch submission to the AGM, but this does not always happen.

  17. Marchant, T.R. (2005). Report on NSW Branch 2004. 30th General Meeting of ANZIAM (01.02.05) Item 6b.
  18. Marchant, T.R. (2006). Report on NSW ANZIAM 2005. 31st General Meeting of ANZIAM (07.02.06) Item 6b.
  19. Marchant, T.R. (2007). Report on NSW ANZIAM 2006. 32nd General Meeting of ANZIAM (30.01.07) Item 6b.
  20. de Mestre, N. (2003). A Continuation of the Anecdotal History of the Applied Mathematics Conference and ANZIAM (1984-2003).
  21. You can download this document from the ANZIAM web page at http://www.anziam.org.au/myfiles/uploads/AnziamHistory.doc .

  22. de Mestre, N. (2009). Neville sent me two emails regarding the organisation of the 2001 meeting (12.12.09).
  23. Minutes of the Twenty-Sixth General Meeting of ANZIAM (10/02/2000), as reported at the Twenty-Seventh General Meeting of ANZIAM (05/02/2001, item 2).
  24. Moitsheki, Raseelo (Joel). (2010). Joel sent me an email (06.01.10) to confirm that he had won the prize for the best student presentation at the 2001 meeting. (His talk is not listed on the program). The title of his presentation was "Analytical solutions for two dimensional solute transport with velocity-dependent dispersion".
  25. Nelson, M.I. (2004). NSW ANZIAM 2003 Branch Meeting. The Australian Mathematical Gazette 31(1), 63.
  26. Nelson, M.I. (2008). Report on NSW ANZIAM 2007. 33rd AGM of ANZIAM (05.02.08). Item 6b.
  27. Nelson, M.I. (2009) Report on NSW ANZIAM 2008. 34th AGM of ANZIAM (03.02.09) Item 7b.
  28. Nelson, M.I. (2009b). ACT/NSW ANZIAM meeting. The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette, 36(1), 28-29. Read the article online.
  29. Nelson, M.I. (2011) Report on NSW ANZIAM 2010. 36th AGM of ANZIAM (01.02.11) Item 7c.
  30. Program. ANZIAM Weekend Mini-Conference. New South Wales Branch. November 3-4, 2001.
  31. Program. NSW Branch of ANZIAM Mini-Meeting. May 25-26, 2002.
  32. Program. NSW ANZIAM Mini-Meeting. 22-23 November, 2003.
  33. Program. ACT & NSW Joint Mini-meeting. 10 December 2007.
  34. Program. ACT & NSW Joint Mini-meeting. 21-22 November 2008.
  35. Program. ACT & NSW Joint Mini-meeting. 4-5 December 2009.
  36. Sexton, J. (2002). Report on NSW Branch Meeting of ANZIAM 2002. (2002) Australian Mathematical Gazette. 29(3), 188.
  37. Sloan, Ian. (21st November 2012). I asked Ian if he remembered anything about the `early days' of the NSW ANZIAM branch.
  38. Thamwattana, N. and Nelson, M.I. (2011). Report on the 2010 NSW ANZIAM meeting. The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette, 38(5), 269-270. Read the article online.


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