What's on: Night Talk: Geology of Australia: how a continent shaped a nation
Dr Richard Blewett from Geoscience Australia will take you on a journey through Australia’s geological evolution and discuss its legacy.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 18 July 2013
- Doors open 6.30pm for cheese and wine. One-hour lecture begins promptly at 7.00pm.
- Australian Museum, entry via William Street
- $30 (Members: $20)
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 the 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.
How to book
Book online below or phone us on 9320 6225.