Talk: Hawkesbury River: A Social and Natural History

Professor Paul Boon has just finished writing a book on the Hawkesbury – no one has done this before! It will be published in July 2017.
  • When 11 Jul, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1008)
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Front cover of bookPaul's talk, based on the book, will give an overview of the ecology and environmental history of the Hawkesbury including the geology of the Sydney basin, creation of the Hawkesbury estuary, human history of the use of the river for transport and agriculture and its ecology.

Paul spent his childhood living in Mt Ku-ring-gai exploring the national parks that surround the Hawkesbury. He is a professor of aquatic ecology at Victoria University and has worked for CSIRO Land and Water on the ecology and management of rivers in the Murray Darling Basin. He did his PhD on the biogeochemistry of seagrass beds in Morton Bay, Queensland.