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Talk: Hawkesbury River: A Social and Natural History

HawkesburyRiverDate: Tuesday 11 July
Time: refreshments 6.30 pm, talk 7 to 8.30 pm
Venue: Hornsby Central Library, 28–44 George Street, Hornsby, NSW 2077

Professor Paul Boon has just finished writing a book on the Hawkesbury – no one has done this before! It will be published in July 2017.

Paul's talk, based on the book, will give an overview of the ecology and environmental history of the Hawkesbury including the geology of the Sydney basin, creation of the Hawkesbury estuary, human history of the use of the river for transport and agriculture and its ecology.

Paul spent his childhood living in Mt Ku-ring-gai exploring the national parks that surround the Hawkesbury. He is a professor of aquatic ecology at Victoria University and has worked for CSIRO Land and Water on the ecology and management of rivers in the Murray Darling Basin. He did his PhD on the biogeochemistry of seagrass beds in Morton Bay, Queensland.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-07-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 11-07-2017 8:30 pm
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Hornsby NSW 2077, Australia
Hornsby Central Library