The Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba - image courtesy Paul Harvey

New South Wales

Click here for the June 2018 Newsletter

Talks & Events

Monthly Division Meetings
Date: Talks are held the 2nd Thursday of the month

Monthly Meetings Presentations on YouTube
Click here if you want to watch the presentations from NSW Division Meetings online
Upcoming Meetings

12 July 2018 - NSW Division Meeting
Speaker: Marita Bradshaw 
Topic: The seven rocks that made Australia: A review of the last 4 billion years and a look to the future that links key geological events to their impact on Australia’s economy and society
Location: Level 3 of the City of Sydney RSL Club, 565 George Street, Sydney
Time: 5:30pm for drinks with the talk starting at 6:00pm


24 July 2018 - WOMEESA (WOMen in Earth and Environmental Sciences Australasia) NSW Networking event: Navigating Careers in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Topic: The evening will consist of an invited speaker, panel discussions and networking activities. Nibbles and drinks will also be provided. All genders and career stages welcome (high school students to professors). Further program details to follow shortly. This event is proudly supported by the NSW Geological Society of Australia (GSA) and hosted by Macquarie University
Location: 12 Wally’s Walk (E7A), Macquarie University, Sydney
Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Registration: This is a free event. Please click here to register

Past Meetings

14 June 2018 - NSW Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Claire Mallard, University of Sydney
Topic: Fully-dynamic global models to explore processes that control plates reorganizations


10 May 2018 - NSW Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Tara Djokic (UNSW)
Topic: Life in Archean hot springs and implications for astrobiology

12 April 2018 - NSW Division Monthly Meeting

Topic: Permian pumice to Miocene magmas: a new geological map of Warrumbungle National Park
Speaker: Dr Kate Bull (Geological Survey of NSW) 

8 March 2018 - NSW Division Monthly Meeting

Topic: Cuu Long Basin Exploration Rejuvenation: A multidisciplinary approach to rejuvenating the play portfolio of a mature basin
Speaker: Dr Pedro Restrepo-Pace (Oil Search)

8 February 2018 - NSW AGM
Speaker: Dr Tim Chapman (University of Sydney)
Topic: Looking up from the base of a magmatic arc: A perspective on Zealandia

9 November 2017 - NSW Division Monthly Meeting

Topic: Student Presentations

12 October 2017 - NSW Division Monthly Meeting

Topic: Regional mapping with the Geological Survey of NSW: projects and directions
Speaker: Phil Gilmore (Geological Survey of NSW)

14 September 2017 New South Wales Division Meeting
Topic: Towards a grand unified theory of the Earth's interior: Marrying geophysics, geodynamics, and geochemistry
Speaker: A/Prof Juan-Carlos Afonso, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie Uni

5 August 2017 New South Wales Division Meeting
Topic: Eastern Australia's submarine landslides and their tsunamogenic potential
 Dr Samantha Clarke, School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney

13 July 2017 
New South Wales Division Meeting
Topic: River piracy in the Caribbeans: evolution of fault arrays and river networks within the plate triple junction of Guatemala
Speaker: Dr Gilles Brocard 

11 May 2017 - New South Wales Division Meeting
Topic: Hydrothermal activity in the Eastern Manus Basin, Papua New Guinea: A natural laboratory, or the birthplace of a new industry?
Speaker: Dr Chris Yeats, NSW Geological Survey

13 April 2017 - New South Wales Division Meeting and Annual General Meeting

Topic: Unravelling a miner's myth that environmental contamination in mining and smelting towns is naturally occurring
Speaker: Prof Mark Taylor, Macquarie University

Other Meetings
4-6 December 2018 - Short Course in Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration
Presenters: Greg Corbett and Stuart Hayward
Location: Dec 4 & 5 - York Club, 99 York Street, Sydney, Dec 6 - W B Clarke Geoscience Centre, Londonderry
Price: Students $150, but if you need assistance contact; unemployed geologists $400; employed geologists $1500
Registration: To register, click here
Details: Please download flyer below


Chair: Anthony Lanati,
Macquarie University

Secretary and Newsletter Editor:
Mira van der Ley, 
University of New South Wales

Treasurer: Vacant
(Please contact either Anthony Lanati or Mira van der Ley if you are interested in filling this position) 

Talk Co-ordinator:
Sabin Zahirovic, University of Sydney

General Committee members:
Kelsie Dadd, Curious Minds – Girls in STEM
Elizabeth Dowding, UNSW
Joanna Parr, CSIRO
Graham Carr, formerly of CSIRO
Patrick Smith, Australian Museum
Carmen Braz, University of Sydney

NOTE: Please contact the committee if you have any ideas regarding speakers/topics for technical talks or require sponsors for membership