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As part of the Sydney Mechanic’s School of the Arts August programme, Dr Phillip Norrie will trace the medical history of wine and its unique history in Australia on Friday 17 August.

Join Dr Philip Norrie as he traces the medical history of wine including where and when the first vineyard was planted in Australia. Dr Norrie will investigate the reason Australia had so many ‘Wine Doctors’ — such as Dr. Lindeman and Dr. Penfold — who have become household names; how wine was used to help transport convicts to Australia; and why vineyards where planted in our lunatic asylums —something that did not happen anywhere else, except in Australia!

This special event is co-presented by the SMSA & Royal Society NSW as part of Sydney Science Festival 2018.

When: Friday 17 August, 6.00pm for a 6.30 start
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $15 SMSA Members & Royal Society Members/Fellows, $20 Non-members and guests. Light refreshments to be served before the event
Contact: (02) 9262 7300

Image: courtesy of SMSA