For those who missed the lecture by John Williamson on “Hobart and Amundsen: An Antarctic Gateway Illusion?“, open this post to view it now on the RST YouTube channel.
The Royal Society of Tasmania’s is honoured to have Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC launch its most recent publication “Australian Mineral Discoverers” at the University Club, Dobson Street, Sandy Bay, on December 15, 4.30 pm for 5 pm.
An absolute limit of 15 may attend the event in person (first come, first served). To attempt a registration click here.
You may find it more convenient to view the event online. Up to 400 places are available. Click here to request an online place.
Copies of the book may be purchased online at the Society’s online shop.
Learn more about the book here.
View recording of the November 8th virtual lecture “Antarctic krill: What do the Southern Ocean’s charismatic “omega-fauna” eat, and how might they fare in a future high CO2 world?”
Registrations have now closed. We now have a full house. Apologies to those who missed out.
The President and Council of The Royal Society of Tasmania warmly invite members and friends to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in Sandy Bay for dinner and a lecture by polar historian, John Williamson, entitled “Hobart and Amundsen: An Antarctic gateway illusion?”
Our Patron, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania, and Mr Richard Warner AM will be joining us for the evening. Open this post for details and the booking form.
For those who missed the virtual lecture by lepidopterist Trevor Lambkin and QVMAG staff entitled “Butterfly Brilliance: The Lambkin-Knight Butterfly Collection” on October 25, 2020, view it now on our YouTube channel. Read more about the lecture here.
The Royal Society of Tasmania, Northern Branch, invites you to a Zoom webinar by Henry Reynolds, on Sunday November 22, 2020, at 1:30 pm.
Topic: Patriotism and Place in 19th Century Tasmania
Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
To download a flyer for printing, click here.
Andrew Inglis Clark was the one of the few republicans among the generation of colonial politicians who became the fathers of federation. His views are more interesting because they emerged from a long tradition of Tasmanian patriotism based on a powerful commitment to place, which was already apparent in the 1820’s and reinforced in succeeding generations.
Our speaker Henry Reynolds – Honorary Research Professor, Aboriginal Studies, Global Cultures & Languages at the University of Tasmania – grew up and was educated in Tasmania at Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania with a B.A hons and a M.A. With his wife Margaret he spent several years teaching in London, returning to Australia in 1965 to take up a lectureship in the new Townsville University College. He spent most of his career in North Queensland, and is best known for his many books, articles and documentaries about the relations between Aborigines and settlers.
Prof. Reynolds has published several articles about the Honourable Andrew Inglis Clark, including the entry on Clark in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
Henry Reynolds has published 20 books and over 60 chapters in books and articles in journals. Among his best known books are: The Other Side of the Frontier, The Law of the Land, This Whispering in Our Hearts, Fate of a Free People, Why Weren’t We Told, North of Capricorn, Forgotten War and Drawing the Global Colour Line co-authored with Marilyn Lake. Many of his books have appeared on best-seller lists and total sales would be around 250,000 copies. Several of Henry’s books have won major literary prizes: the Prime Ministers Prize for non-fiction, the Queensland Premiers Prize (twice), the Human Rights Commission Prize for literature (twice), the Victorian Premier’s prize for non-fiction, the Banjo Prize of the Australian Book Council, and the Ernest Scott Prize(twice). His most recent book Forgotten War won the Victorian Premier’s Prize and was short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s prize and the Tasmanian Literary Prize.
Henry Reynolds received the Royal Society of Tasmania Clive Lord Memorial Medal, in 2016. Among numerous other awards and distinctions are:
- Honorary doctorates from University of Tasmania and James Cook University
- Election to Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander Studies, and the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
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For those who missed the virtual lecture by Dr Indrani Mukherjee entitled “An account of Earth’s Middle Ages – Life and Resources” on October 4, 2020, view it now on our YouTube channel. Read more about the lecture here.
Published 1st December 2020
Editors: John Hill, Tony Hope, Ross Large, David Royle
Mineral discoveries in the 1950 to 2010 period have been the backbone of wealth creation for all Australians and helped to maintain Australia’s economic position as the “Lucky Country”. However, discovery of buried minerals is an extremely complex science that requires knowledge, innovation, disciplined application of geological principles, teamwork, persistence and an ounce of luck.
In this book you will read 65 exciting and sometimes unbelievable stories of the life and achievements of a cross section of Australian mineral explorers and educators who have advanced the science of discovery and contributed to the wealth of Australia for all Australians. Without these mineral discoveries, most in remote and inhospitable parts of Australia, many of us would not enjoy the high standards of living achieved in this country.
The stories told in these pages include the discovery of 150 mineral deposits, from the very largest (Olympic Dam of over 6 billion tonnes of copper gold and uranium ore) to the smallest (the gold rich Juno deposit in Tennant Creek). Collectively these mineral discoveries amount to many 100’s of billions of in ground value, that have supported many mines, towns and communities in outback Australia for 50 years and beyond.
Nominations are now open for the RST annual doctoral awards. Two awards are made for excellence in research by recent PhD graduates in any field within the purview of the Society. The value of each award is $1,000 (AUD). Nominations will close on 15th November, 2020. Click here for the guidelines to the awards.