Scholar Talk: Landscaping Eastern Australia through the Colonial Survey

Scholar Talk: Landscaping Eastern Australia through the Colonial Survey

Scholar Talks

2020 Mitchell Fellow, Dr Jarrod Hore, re-grounds colonial surveying and explores the environmental prehistories of our settler colonial landscapes.  

Geological Sketch Map of New South Wales, Compiled from the Original Map of the late Rev WB Clarke by CS Wilkinson LS FGS, Government Geologist, Sydney
2 / 2 events in this Scholar Talks series
Tuesday
2 March 2021 11am to 12pm

Price

Free

Location

Zoom Online & Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Macquarie Building
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

 

Scholar Talk: Landscaping Eastern Australia through the Colonial Survey

With Jarrod Hore

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.

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited capacity for onsite tickets at the Metcalfe Auditorium.

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Jarrod Hore is an environmental historian with an interest in settler colonial geologies and photographies. He is the Program Manager of the New Earth Histories Research Program at UNSW and an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate at Macquarie University. His book, Visions of Nature, is forthcoming with University of California Press.  

 


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