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Vol 28, No 3

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December 2000


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History of the Australian Acoustical Society PDF Full Paper

Beginnings in New South Wales, H. Pollard
Beginnings in Victoria, C.L.Fouvy
Queensland, R.J.Hooker
Western Australia, J.D.Macpherson
South Australia, C.Hansen & R.Boyce

History of the Journal of the Australian Acoustical Society PDF Full Paper

H. Pollard & M. Burgess?

Architectural Acoustics in Australia PDF Full Papers

A New South Wales Perspective, F. Fricke
A Victorian Perspective, L.C. Fouvy

A History of Musical Research in Australia PDF Full Paper

N. Fletcher?

30-Plus Years of Community Noise Standards and Regulations in Australia PDF Full Paper

A. Lawrence?

The Calaid: Australia's Own Hearing Aid PDF Full Paper

L. Upfold & R. Piesse?

Australian Contributions to Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound PDF Full Paper

D.E. Robinson?

OTHER BRANCHES OF ACOUSTICS PDF Full Paper

Neville Fletcher?

Obituaries
Book Review
New Products
New Members
Future Conferences
Meeting Reports
FASTS, Standards, & Letters
News
Diary
Index for 2000 Acoustics Australia Information
Australian Acoustical Society Information
Advertisers Index

HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY

The history of acoustics in Australia is intimately linked with the development of the Australian Acoustical Society. Because of our diverse heritage of States and the long distances involved, this development was rather fragmentary, and moves towards forming a National society took place concurrently in several places. The present collection of articles pieces together that development from the viewpoint of people involved in each of the States where there are now Divisions of the AAS.

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 81-82 (2000) Beginnings in New South Wales
Howard Pollard
6 Wren Place, Cronulla, NSW 2230

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 82-84 (2000) Beginnings in Victoria
C. Louis Fouvy
241 Cotham Rd., Kew, Vic 3101

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 84-85 (2000) Queensland
R. J. Hooker
53 Marshall Lane, Kenmore, Qld 4069

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 85-86 (2000) Western Australia
J. D. Macpherson
20 Megalong St., Nedlands, WA 6009

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 86 (2000) South Australia
Colin Hansen* and Bob Boyce**
*33 Parsons Street, Marion, SA 5043
**7 Hank Street, Lockleys, SA 5032

HISTORY OF THE JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY

Howard Pollard* and Marions Burgess**
*6 Wren Place, Cronulla, NSW 2230
**School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University College, UNSW, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra 2600

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 87-88 (2000)
The Bulletin of the Australian Acoustical Society was established in 1972 as the regular journal of the Society, and in 1985 its title was changed to Acoustics Australia. Its aim has always been two-fold: to serve as a medium for the communication of the Society activities to members, and to promote the development of acoustics in Australia by publishing peer-reviewed articles of relevance to the Australian situation.

ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS IN AUSTRALIA

A few of the buildings of acoustical significance in Australia are briefly reviewed together with some of the people involved in architectural acoustics in the 20th century, and the organisations and institutions for which they worked.

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 89-93 (2000) A NSW Perspective
Fergus Fricke
Department of Architectural & Design Science
University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 94-96 (2000) A Victorian Perspective
C. Louis Fouvy
241 Cotham Rd., Kew, Vic 3101

A HISTORY OF MUSICAL ACOUSTICS RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 97-101 (2000)
Neville Fletcher
Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering
Australian National University, Canberra 0200

ABSTRACT: Musical instrument making has a long history in Australia and continues to flourish and produce innovations. Research in musical acoustics has a much shorter history, but here too Australian researchers continue to make an impact. Most of these people began their research in other areas of physics, and continue to pursue these interests along with acoustics.

30-PLUS YEARS OF COMMUNITY NOISE STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS IN AUSTRALIA

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 103-104 (2000)
Anita Lawrence
PO Box 78, Wahroonga, NSW 2076

ABSTRACT: This is basically a personal reminiscence, chiefly recalling the early development of community noise standards and regulations in Australia, and particularly in New South Wales.

THE CALAID: AUSTRALIA'S OWN HEARING AID

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 105-108 (2000)
Laurie Upfold* and Ray Piesse**
*M.A.C. Audiology Service, 5/35 Fourth Avenue, Eastwood NSW 2125
**Technical Adviser, SHHH, 1334 Pacific Highway, Turramurra NSW 2074

ABSTRACT: The Calaid hearing aid was introduced in 1948/9 to provide assistance to hearing impaired children, war veterans and (from 1968) eligible pensioners. Designed and manufactured by the Commonwealth Acoustic Laboratories (CAL), later the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL), the aid was redesigned a number of times until it was phased out in 1992/3.

AUSTRALIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 109-112 (2000)
D. E. Robinson
383 Burraneer Road, Coomba Park, NSW 2428

ABSTRACT: The Ultrasonics Institute of the Commonwealth Dept of Health provided a focus in Australia for the development of technology and techniques for medical ultrasonic imaging. The Institute was one of the early participants in the development of the technique, and has made a number of contributions to the development of the field. These include transducer theory and technology, ultrasonic imaging system design, the study of artifacts, computer processing and Doppler signal processing. The introduction by the Institute of the grey-scale technique provided the basis for successful high-quality imaging from real-time systems, which now form the basis for ultrasonic imaging. The Institute worked closely with medical specialist collaborators in each diagnostic area.

OTHER BRANCHES OF ACOUSTICS

Vol. 28, No. 3 pp 113-114 (2000)
Neville Fletcher
Journal Editor

 

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