Tuesday, 29 May 2018 : Dr Janis Sheldrick on George Goyder and his Line -the variability of climate and the limits of agricultural possibilities.

Tuesday, 29 May @ 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Presentation by Dr Janis Sheldrick on George Goyder.

George Goyder was the first European explorer to see great salt lakes in the inland in flood and to witness the amazing transformation that follows the breaking of drought. His experience put him decades ahead of his contemporaries – who satirised him as the discoverer of the inland sea – in understanding the Australian climate. When he attempted to adapt the pattern of settlement to climatic reality by defining the border of the zone of reliable rainfall, his repeated warnings about the threat of drought were scorned.

Dr Janis Sheldrick wrote ‘Natures Line. George Goyder’ and published in 2015 on the life and work of George Goyder. Link below.