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Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize

The Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize was created in 1996 in memory of the Tasmanian poet, Gwen Harwood. The prize is run by Island Magazine and is awarded to a single poem or a linked suite of poems not longer than 80 lines, it has a first prize of A$2,000, the judges may award two minor prizes. The winners are announced at the Tasmanian Readers Festival in September each year. 2018: Damen O'Brien for On the Day You Launch 2017: Meredith Wattison for The Munchian O 2016: Kate Wellington for Correspondence and Stuart Cooke for In Memory 2015: Dan Disney 2014: Tim Thorne for Fukushima Suite and Alex Skovron for For Length of Days 2013: Chloe Wilson for Blackbirds en Masse and Jan Sullivan for Tour de France 2012: Fiona Hile for Bush Poem With Subtitles David Bunn for In Dreams Let Us Not Use First Names 2011: Sarah Rice for Against The Grain 2010: Maureen O'Shaunhnessy for Thursday, July 15 2009: Michael Robinson for A Letter on Youth Homelessness 2008: Angela Malone for Drawing in the Birth Room 2007: Sandy Fitts for Waiting for Goya 2006: Elizabeth Campbell for Structure of the Horse's Eye 2005: Mark Tredinnick 2004: Lesley Walter for Hyphenated Lives 2003: Kathryn Lomer 2002: Held over to be part of Tasmania Pacific Region Prize awards day 2000: Jan Owen 1998: Doris Brett 1997: M. T. C.

Cronin for The Confetti Stone 1996: Anthony Lawrence for The Grim Periphery The AusLit Gateway News July/August 2004 Accessed: 2007-08-03 Blusterhead: Awards, Prizes Glory Accessed: 2007-08-03 The Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize 2006 Results Accessed: 2007-08-03 "News from Island Magazine's David Owen, 27 November 2002" in North of the Latte Line" Accessed: 2007-08-03

Benjamin Ayres (instrument maker)

Benjamin Ayres was an English instrument maker. Ayres may have been related to the scientist Thomas Ayres, nominated to the Royal Society in 1707 and, involved in a joint stock company to exploit the Newcomen steam engine. Ayres was an brother-in-law of Jonathan Sisson of London. Ayres was active between 1775, making mathematical instruments and compasses, he worked in Amsterdam from 1743 onward, sold octants to the Dutch East India Company. His devices incorporate technical innovations introduced by Sisson, which were copied by others only after 1750; some of them were included in the collection of instruments made by Gerard Arnout Hasselaer, a board member of the company. Hasselaer had connections with both Sisson. In 1734 Caleb Smith invented a "sea quadrant" using an unsilvered glass mirror to reflect the image of the sun into the telescope. Ayres produced an instrument based on this design mounted on gimbals over a magnetic compass, with a spirit level for use when the horizon was not visible, the whole contained in a solid wooden case.

Around 1750 Ayres invented and made a sailors' arithmetical instrument, now held in the University Museum of Utrecht. It consisted of a brass disk on which a number of circular logarithmic scales were inscribed, with two radial wires that could each be locked to a point on the circumference. Using this instrument, a sailor could perform various trigonometric calculations by setting the wire to the position of the argument on one of the circular scales and reading the result from another of the circular scales. Ayres made fine, large Azimuth compasses, used in determining how much the magnetic compass deviated from true north. A brass mariner's compass in gimbals set in mahogany box, made by Ayres in Amsterdam around 1775, is said to have been the property of Sir Isaac Newton. Citations Sources