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

New South Wales

Click here for the November 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 and Events

Past NSW Division Meetings, Events and Activities

3-4 December 2018 - GESSS NSW
Description: GESSS NSW is moving to the University of Sydney for 2018. Our mission is to educate, engage and interact with Earth Science students across NSW, to develop long lasting networks and friendships for our future.
Location: Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney

8 November 2018 – NSW Division Monthly Meeting - Honours and Masters Night
Speaker: Joshua Shea (Macquarie University), Jessie Grey (University of Newcastle), Emily Hull (University of New South Wales) and Christopher Henderson-Matuschka (University of Wollongong)
Joshua Shea - Identifying a Source Assemblage for Buckland Volcanic Province
Jessie Grey - An Analysis of Historical Triggers of Landfalling Tropical Cyclones in NSW ~ Implications for current and future seasons
Emily Hull - Life on the Edge: investigating obsidian exchange in the Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea
Christopher Henderson-Matuschka - Storm chasing in the Australian Tropics: Is there a record of past tropical cyclones in Lake Eacham?

11 October 2018 – NSW Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Vasileios Chatzaras (University of Sydney)
Description: Geological record of the seismic cycle at the deep levels of plate boundary strike-slip faults

13 September 2018 - NSW Division Meeting
SpeakerSean Murray (Macquarie University GeoAnalytical)
Topic: A lot of indirect evidence that some dolomites in the Bahamas were made by bacteria: What I wouldn’t give to get sulfate pore fluid data from 30 years ago

11 and 18 August 2018 - NSW Division stall at Blue Mountains and Royal Botanic Gardens  
Topic: Come along for this free outdoor events to celebrate the environmental sciences! Explore the Royal Botanic Garden (Aug 11) to get hands-on with science experiments, explore behind-the-scenes, visit state-of-the-art science facilities and use scientific equipment! Take a trip through time to the ancient land of Gondwana for a fantastic family day of hands-on science fun at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (Aug 18)!

9 August 2018 - NSW Division Meeting
Speaker: Kate Hine (Mitre Geophysics)
Topic: An update on exploration success at the Woodlawn Deposit, NSW

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

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 astrob

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


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


General Heritage Subcommittee:
Armstrong Osborne (Chair)
Phil Gilmore
Cressida Gilmore 
Paul Meszaros
Iain Paterson
Ian Percival

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