My name is Emily and I was the winner of the Global Challenge award run by the University of Birmingham. It is a unique scheme to give students once-in-a-lifetime opportunities as interns in top global companies. The company I am working for is Museum Victoria in Melbourne. My project involves planning for public engagement in the centenary of World War I, as well as research and collection development and documentation relating to the ongoing impact and legacy of World War I on Australia.
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Phillip Island and an Aussie Rules Football game
Helicopter ride over Phillip Island
Aussie rules football, Sydney Swans V Carlton
On the weekend I took a tour down to Phillip Island to see the
penguin parade. On the way I went on a helicopter around the Island and went to
Waru Koala and Animal Park. We then made our way down to the penguin parade,
where penguins emerge from the sea at dusk in groups and waddle up the beach
back to their homes. Sunday I was invited to an Aussie Rules game by some
friends, they are Sydney Swans members so I got to sit in the cheer section
right behind the goal. It is a very exciting place to sit and I even caught the
ball and threw it back in. Afterwards we were allowed to meet the players and I
met the best player for Sydney – Adam Goodes.