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Webinar with Rosemary Purdie: The Blooming Simpson – a Botanist’s Paradise

8 July 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST

Rosemary will recount one of her plant collecting expeditions.

Rosemary trained as a plant ecologist, and in a variety of positions, has been involved in helping to describe Australia’s biodiversity.  She has contributed to many publications, including the recently published Black Mountain, A Natural History of a Canberra Icon.  Rosemary was the second ACT Commissioner for the Environment, and has also worked for the Queensland Herbarium, the Bureau of Flora and Fauna, the Australian Heritage Commission, and the Murray Darling Basin Commission.

In this talk she will describe the excitement of plant collecting in the remote red sand country of the Simpson Desert, using camels as a means of transportation.

Cost: $10 (members and non-members).

Please note change of date.

Bookings: Essential through Trybooking.


8 July 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
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