The Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

In­vite you to THE HAWKESBURY RIVER: A So­cial and Nat­u­ral History af­ter­noon with our Spe­cial Guest Speaker Paul Boon

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

The Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety are pleased to welcome on Satur­day, 23 rd Septem­ber, Pro­fes­sor Paul Boon, who now lives in Melbourne but nearly qual­i­fies as an old Hawkesbury boy hav­ing spent his childhood and ado­les­cence on the river, and con­ducted field stud­ies for his BSc (Hons) pro­ject on the man­groves at Brook­lyn.

Paul a pro­fes­sor in aquatic ecol­ogy at Vic­to­ria Univer­sity in Melbourne, re­alised that there are no sin­gle de­fin­i­tive ac­counts of the Hawkesbury, the long­est coastal river in NSW with a long Abo­rig­i­nal history, that ad­e­quately de­scribes the ecol­ogy of the river and how it has in­formed hu­man use and their pat­terns of set­tle­ment, and in turn, how the river has been af­fected by those set­tle­ments and their peo­ple.

Please join us as we lis­ten to Paul speak about his re­cently pub­lished book ‘ The Hawkesbury River: A So­cial and Nat­u­ral History’. In his talk, Paul will dis­cuss the ge­og­ra­phy, ge­ol­ogy, hy­drol­ogy and ecol­ogy of the river through to its use by Abo­rig­i­nal and Euro­pean peo­ple and its role in trans­port, de­fence and cul­ture.

This talk will be of value to those who live, visit or work in the re­gion, and those who are in­ter­ested in Aus­tralian en­vi­ron­men­tal history, and pro­fes­sion­als in bi­ol­ogy, nat­u­ral re­source man­age­ment and ed­u­ca­tion.

Paul will com­mence his talk at the Wes­leyan Chapel, 6445 Wise­mans Ferry Road, Gun­der­man at 1.30pm af­ter a de­lec­ta­ble lunch at mid­day. Cost: Mem­bers $ 15/ Non-Mem­bers $20. All welcome. Book­ings es­sen­tial: en­[email protected]­ or 0405 321 478 ( leave a mes­sage) by Wed­nes­day, 20 th Septem­ber. Come and re-dis­cover the Hawkesbury River with its his­tor­i­cal and nat­u­ral sig­nif­i­cance. A land­scape wor­thy of pro­tec­tion and con­ser­va­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.