State Library of NSW Lecture: Landscaping Eastern Australia through the Colonial Survey

Jarrod Hore will be delivering a lecture at the State Library of NSW based on his research there as a research fellow.

Landscaping Eastern Australia through the Colonial Survey

For most of the nineteenth century the ground under the feet of colonists in eastern Australia defied comprehension. Until the 1880s, settlers struggled to keep pace with environmental change, the revisions of geological assessment, and their own anticipation. This talk addresses the development of colonial geology in eastern Australia and reveals how it eventually incorporated these challenges. Re-grounding a series of surveys, it shows that colonial geology was a compromised product of environmental agency, Indigenous knowledge, and settler adjustment.

The lecture is at 11am (Sydney time) on 2 March 2021.

Tickets are available for both in-person and online attendance.