Where Australia Collides with Asia: The Epic Voyages of Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and the Origin of ‘On the Origin of Species’
Join us on Wednesday, 6th June for our free monthly day lecture at History House. Ian Burnet will discuss the epic voyages of natural history of Continent Australia and the British naturalists Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Each of these naturalists made huge contributions to our understanding of the unique flora and fauna of Australia, the effect of geological forces on the diversity of life forms in the natural world and the origin of species. Ian has used their original diaries, letters and publications to tell a remarkable story of natural history and adventure.
About the speaker: Ian Burnet has a degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Melbourne. Starting work in Indonesia in 1968 he became fascinated by the diverse cultures and rich history of the archipelago. He has spent thirty years living, working and travelling in Indonesia.
Feel free to reserve a ticket or simply turn up on the day.
When: Wednesday 6 June, 1pm – 2pm
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000