Thursday, August 14, 2014

Janis Sheldrick and her book about George Goyder

A full-house enjoyed Dr Janis Sheldrick’s talk about George Goyder.  Nature’s Line is a book of  environmental history and biography, interesting elements of which Jan managed to balance in her excellent talk.  

With accompanying maps, photographs and illustrations on the big screen, Jan outlined the life and work of a remarkable man: explorer, Surveyor-General of South Australia, the person who selected and surveyed the site of Darwin. Goyder was a man of far-sightedness who battled the often shortsighted parliamentarians of his day.  A fascinating story has been brought to our attention in Nature’s Line and was enjoyed by the audience attending a very interesting talk at Hawthorn Library.

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