Friday 22nd December 2000
12.45 – 5.00 p.m.
The Winner of Competition No.2, SAM LEES, has won a year’s subscription to Paydirt Magazine, thanks to Ross Louthean. The Competition involved a short tour around the site with 5 clues to guide competitors to the final answer required. FIRST CLUE: In ‘About SMEDG’, find what day had the most hits in the month 14.7.00 to 13.8.00. This date will give you the number of the ‘Past Meeting'(since August, 2000), counting down from the top, which holds the next clue.
Thursday, October 11th, 2000. Norths Rugby Club, St Leonards
DEBATE: Dr Peter Cook and Prof. John Veevers. “International Nuclear Repositories: A Solution for Radwaste Containment?”
John Veevers is conducting 1-day workshops on the recently published BILLION-YEAR EARTH HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA & NEIGHBOURS IN GONDWANALAND in SYDNEY: 0845-1700 Tuesday 12 September 2000 at Macquarie University Bldg E6A Room 102, and CANBERRA: 0845-1700 Tuesday 19 September 2000 at the Dept of Geology, ANU. The book, available at the door for $50. 00, will be illuminated by PowerPoint colour slides. Topics include 600-500 Ma Antarctic zircons everywhere – Neoproterozoic Superbasin & Adelaide Rift Complex – Tasman Fold Belt System – impact of Variscan collision – Tethyan margin – swerving Pacific.To reserve a place, please contact Dr Wai-Ling Yeung, DEPS, Macquarie University NSW 2109 ph (02) 9850 8953 fax 8943, or find details via this link to (a very useful) homepage, Press “Publications”, it’s top of the list.
The Federal Department of Industry, Science and Resources has recently issued two reports of importance to the funding of R&D to our industry. The first was from the Chief Scientist Dr Robin Batterham (see below) and the other is the Innovation Summit Implementation Group. You were urged to support the broad thrust of both papers by e-mailing the bureaucrats and/or the politicians responsible. The response was underwhelming and did the Geebungs no credit. Details from Evan Leitch and Misha Frankel or on the GSA Web Site
Science Capability Reviews – Public Meeting The Chief Scientist of Australia, Robin Batterham, will be in Sydney at the Trade & Investment Centre, NSW Department of State and Regional Development, Level 44, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street. Thursday 29th August, 9.00 – 11.30 am. Contact Lynette Folkes 9338 6968 Batterham Review
John Cramsie has resigned from the committee of SMEDG after several years, including a stint as treasurer. On behalf of all of SMEDG the committee would like to thank John for his contributions during his period on the committee. We are also about to lose Bruce Hooper who has been transferred to Perth. To replace John and Bruce we have coerced Bernard Rowe and Lindsay Gilligan onto the committee. Welcome to the new inmates!
Geoff Derrick has organised another of his excellent Mount Isa Geotours – August 24th – 31st, 2000. For $1650 ex-Mt Isa, all accomodation, meals, air charter (to Century), 4WD hire, guidebook and guide fees. (Bar bills and ‘phone not included). Bring your swag, Terrasearch supported field camps. Visits to: Century, Lady Loretta, Mt Gordon, Starra, Ernest Henry, maybe Dugald River, Mary Kathleen, Monakoff and all the geology in between. Email Geoff Derrick for details