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Date
Thursday 21 October 2021
Time
5 to 7pm
Location
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
Cost
$10.00 per person

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About the presenter

Colin Harris spent 30 years of his career in the SA Government Environment Department, with his final role as Director of Biodiversity Conservation. He has been actively involved in the conservation and management of mound springs since the early 1970s and for this, and other conservation work, he was awarded the Public Service Medal in 1999. He is the foundation President of the Friends of Mound Springs and continues to hold that role.

State Library Supports

Forty years ago Colin Harris delivered his Presidential address to the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia on the mound springs, outstanding features of the outback environment. The springs were an unfailing source of water for Indigenous people and were fundamental to European exploration and settlement of large areas of inland Australia. Forty years on, the springs remain under pressure from mining, pastoralism and tourism. Colin will review the current state of the springs and the effectiveness of our conservation efforts.

Gold coin for RGSSA members, $10 for non-members.

The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Lecture Program is supported by the State Library of South Australia.

Portrait of Colin Harris
Portrait of Colin Harris.

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