Baudin Rocks, off of Robe, South Australia - Image courtesy Sarah Hender

South Australia

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Talks & Events

Monthly Division Meetings
15 February 2018 - SA Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr David Love
Topic: Earthquakes and Faults in Australia
Location: Sprigg Room, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
Time: 5:30pm for drinks, 6:15pm start

15 March 2018 - SA Division/AusIMM Student’s BBQ 
Speaker: Mr Ed Lynch
Details: Students get a chance to listen to graduate geologists, metallurgists and mining engineers. After the presentations there will be a free BBQ  and drinks out the back of the Mawson building
Location: Sprigg Room, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start

Previous Division Meetings
20 October 2017
Speakers: Kate Robertson, Paul Magarey and Brianna Telenko
Topic: Careers in Geoscience

7 September 2017
Speaker: Prof Jim Gehling 
Topic: Eating on Ediacaran Seafloor

31 August 2017
Speaker: Ben McHenry
Topic: Behind the scenes tour of the geology collection of the South Australian Museum

2 August 2017 - SA Division Annual Dinner
Speaker: Ross Large
Topic: Climate Change Through Geological Time

18 May 2017

Topic: Nuclear Waste Disposal – the Facts and the Future
 Ms Kyra Reznikov 
Note: This was a joint event between the SA Division and AusIMM

30 April 2017
Topic: Family picnic

20 April 2017
Topic: AGM

21 February 2017
Topic: Excursion of the Tonsley Drill Core Storage Facility

14-18 October 2018 – Australian Geoscience Council Convention: Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
This convention is hosted by the AGC and all the Australian geoscience member societies
More information is coming soon
Themes include:
- Understanding the Earth
- Life on Earth – origins and diversity
- Resources – discovery, development, use and sustainability
- Applied Geoscience in the 21st Century – innovation, technology and the future
- Beyond the Rocks – Geoscience in our society: current application and future trends
Scientific and Technical Program Convenor – Chris Yeats
AGC President and Convention Chair – Bill Shaw  


Chair: Wolfgang Preiss

Vice Chair: Anna Petts (acting)

Secretary: Morgan Blades

Treasurer / Conference Administration: Claire Wade

General Committee
Brandon Alessio

Len Altman

Sheree Armistead

Barry Cooper

John Foden

Simon Holford

Sian Howard

Benjamin Kimpton

Drew Lubiniecki

Laura Morrissey

Tom Raimondo

Caroline Tiddy

Mario Werner

Geological Heritage
Bob Major (Convenor), Wayne Cowley, Pam Hasenohr, Noel Hiern, Ian Lewis

SA Stratigraphy Subcommission
Wayne Cowley (Convenor), Jim Jago

Geological education: Len Altman

Field Guide Subcommittee: Barry Cooper (Convenor), Noel Hiern (Secretary), John Cann, Colin Conor, Wayne Cowley, Jim Jago, Nick Langsford, Bob Major