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1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 52), May 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/05/2005   
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Mt Isa celebrates the ABS centenary in style

The ABS is celebrating its centenary this year, and the Mount Isa City Library seized the opportunity to promote ABS information to their community on 9 February.

Promotions Coordinator, Selena Seng, put together a display showing historical information on Mount Isa published by the ABS. The history of mining in the area was also part of the display.

Members of the community and council, including Mayor of Mount Isa City, Ron McCullough, joined Queensland LEP Coordinator Tanya Lucas and the library staff for a celebratory morning tea, complete with a '100 years of Statistics' cake! During the morning, Tanya and the staff showed people how to use the ABS web site and assisted them with general ABS queries.

"The promotion was very successful and it was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the ABS' achievements over the past 100 years with the Mount Isa community," Tanya said. "It was also a great way to demonstrate that the ABS is a valuable source of information, and focus on what ABS data is available at the Mount Isa City Library."

"Using ABS data about your local area to promote interest in ABS statistics is a great idea!" said Karen Vitullo, Director, ABS Library and Extension Services.

Selena Seng, Stephanie McDonald and Tanya Lucas with the celebratory '100 years of Statistics' cake
Selena Seng, Stephanie McDonald and Tanya Lucas with the celebratory '100 years of Statistics' cake.

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