Were ancient monuments, architecture and art - like Stonehenge, and aboriginal rock paintings - used by oral cultures as memory systems designed to store vast amounts of knowledge? Dr Lynne Kelly's theory of archaeorality suggests that ancient cultures had encyclopaedic learning systems.
On Aug 26, after flying 24,000 nautical miles over 7 weeks, 18-year old Lachlan Smart taxied his small plane along the runway of Maroochydore Airport in Queensland, becoming the youngest person to ever complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft.
Digital marketing guru Neil Patel shares his secret for success: after making a fortune online, he realised that money can't buy family or friends. Neil still works around the clock - but has sold his home, ditched his possessions, and is trying to live a lighter life.
As well as being really, really, ridiculously good looking, GAYTMs also support young LGTBI people in crisis. For the third year in a row, ANZ is donating all ATM operator fees charged to non-ANZ card holders using GAYTMs to LGBTI charity Twenty10.
Lisa Blair is a woman on a mission: later this year, she will launch from the port of Albany, West Australia, aiming to be the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica by sea, solo and non-stop. On the way, she hopes to break the speed record set by one of only two people to complete the circuit before her.(Published in ANZ Your World)
Emerging from the youngest child of a famine-struck family in China's rural east to become the world's first solar billionaire, Shi Zhengrong's rise, fall and rise again over the last fifty years has been a phoenix-like transformation.
The World Vision Baucau Community Economic Development Project targets around 5,000 small farmers like Teresa with training and support, so that they can become community leaders and multiply the effects of their training throughout the district.
ANZ 'Your World' - Aug 2015
Shaken by her encounters with women and young girls living in a country where they were more likely to be raped than attend high school, and where 44% of women under 18 were forced into marriage, the founder of One Girl returned determined to make a difference.
I wrote this story for the August 2015 issue of ANZ Your World - interviewing Prof Ros Russell, who co-authored a recent report evaluating the impact of the Saver Plus program, a decade-long partnership between ANZ and the Brotherhood of St Laurence that has helped more than 23,000 Australians on a low income to develop a savings habit.
Chantelle Baxter is the 30 year old co-founder of One Girl, one of Australia's fastest growing not-for-profit organisations, which aims to educate one million girls in Africa by 2020. She is helping to shape the world her way....