The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA) are proud to present the final lecture of the Great Australians You’ve Never Heard Of series that will look at the lives of Australians who have not received the recognition they deserve.

Our final Great Australian was a geologist, geographer, and anthropologist. His travels took him from Scott’s final expedition in Antarctica to every continent on Earth, in a life that stretched from the South African War to the Cold War.

Highly controversial in 1920s Australia, he relocated to the University of Toronto, pursuing a stellar career. Yet this Great Australian has been both acclaimed and derided as one of the twentieth century’s most insistent environmental determinists.

Join Alison Bashford to learn this Great Australian’s identity and to hear about his remarkable life.

When: Monday 12 November, 6.00pm for 6.30 – 7.30pm
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $15 – SMSA & Royal Society Members & Fellows, $20 – Non-members & Guests. Light refreshments are included.
Contact: (02) 9262 7300

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