Monday, October 6, 2014

The Great Australian Arid Wilderness
Treading Lightly – Applying 19th Century Desert Exploration for 21st Century Desert Knowledge

An illustrated talk presented by Andrew Harper FRGS, Explorer & Managing Director, AUSTRALIAN DESERT EXPEDITIONS in association with the exhibition
WILD WILD WEST by Jo Bertini.

Saturday, 1 November 2014 at the Cowra Services Club: 1.30pm for 2pm.

The grand days of 19th Century desert exploration were pivotal in the development of inland Australia, and as the young colonies launched major scientific expeditions into the blank parts of the map, the camel quickly became the choice of transport to explore the inland. 75 years after the last great desert scientific expedition, Australian Desert Expeditions has tailored a 154 year heritage to furthering our desert knowledge in the 21st Century.

Admission $25 ($20 Friends) includes finger food and afternoon tea.

Tickets available from the Gallery. Limited seating.