Thursday, 4 August 2016

Volcano Dreaming

2:00 pm Sunday 7th August

Welshmans Reef Winery, Welshmans Reef

Volcano Dreaming

Julie McHale - aboriginal elder and Gary Gibson - seismologist

This session is jointly held by Rocket Science and Words in Winter. There will be a $5 admission charge.

Looking south from Newstead, especially around Clunes, you will see many of the hump-like hills that are clearly extinct volcanoes.

This is part of a volcanic region that stretches from Geelong to Mount Gambier and is unusually "young" in the geological sense. So young - the most recent eruption was 4000 years ago - that the aboriginal locals saw "the mountains fighting"

In this session Julie and Gary will interweave stories about these events from two, very different, points of view.

Wine and coffee from Julia and Ron

1 comment:

  1. I heard Gary Gibson speak on our many volcanoes to be seen across the Moolort plains 2 years ago. Counting volcanoes as I drive across is now a favourite passtime. Gary's insights into the geology & vulcanology brought me alive to how special it is to be here. So I am now so looking forward to hearing Julie McHale and he interweaving stories.