Night Talk: Geology of Australia - how a continent shaped a nation
Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
About the talk
Australia’s geography and geology have shaped the nation in many ways, through the climate, soils and landscapes, seascapes, water, minerals and energy, as well as the unique flora and fauna of this continent and what the fossil record tells us about the evolution of life and the planet in general. Join Richard Blewett in exploring the challenges and opportunities presented by Australia’s rich geological heritage.
About the speaker
Dr Richard Blewett, an Aussie by birth, left for Africa and UK in the 1970s to study and work. He returned to Australia in 1990 to join Geoscience Australia, where he is presently the Group Leader of Regional Geology and Mineral Systems in the Minerals and Natural Hazards Division. Richard was Chief Editor of Shaping a Nation: A geology of Australia which was published to celebrate Australia as the host nation of the 34th International Geological Congress held in Brisbane in late 2012.
Date: Thursday 18 July
Time: Doors open 6.30pm for cheese and wine. One-hour lecture begins promptly at 7.00pm.
Location: Australian Museum, entry via William Street
Admission: Members: $20. Non-Members: $30.
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
© Jim Mason
Image supplied courtesy of Geoscience Australia