On the global scene Barbara was the inaugural Member from Australia on the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (2001-06), a major international project initiated and funded by the Japanese Ministry for Environment.Barbara Hardy was a prime mover in 1981 for the creation of a hands-on science centre for Adelaide, which became the much loved Investigator Science and Technology Centre, operating from 1991 to 2006. It is fitting that Barbara’s name is associated with a new science research centre. The University of South Australia's Barbara Hardy Institute serves industry needs in research and development, and delivers short courses in the built environment and sustainable development area.
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Dr Barbara Hardy AO, nee Begg, was born at
In 1972 she began voluntary work with the Conservation Council and in 1974 started a degree in earth sciences at