Title: Why Here? The context of Hobart's Antarctic visitors (2012 Phillip Law Memorial Lecture)
Speaker: Professor Patrick Quilty, AM
Date: Thursday 16 August 2012, 6:00PM
Venue: CCAMLR Headquarters, 181 Macquarie Street, Hobart
From the earliest days of European settlement, Hobart in Southern Tasmania has seen a long line of explorers and scientists depart for Antarctica. Biscoe and Weddell, Dumont d’Urville, Ross, Borchgrevink, Mawson and Amundsen all used Hobart as a jumping-off point. The Australian Antarctic Division moved here in 1981, confirming the city’s Antarctic culture and community. The Antarctic connection is more important to Tasmania than ever before, but what does the future hold?
Professor Patrick Quilty, AM is a former Chief Scientist of the Australian Antarctic Division, now Honorary Research Professor in Earth Sciences at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania.
The Phillip Law Lecture honours the lifetime achievements of the first director of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE). Entry is open to the public and free, RSVPs not required.