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Rocks That Shape Australia Exhibition Launch

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  • Geoscience Australia
    101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston ACT 2609, Australia

As part of National Science Week celebrations join Geoscience Australia for the launch of a brand new exhibition exploring how rocks can be valued by Australians for many different reasons, including their economic, historical, cultural and environmental significance. The exhibition is based on Dr Marita Bradshaw’s popular paper The seven rocks that made Australia.

Geoscience Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Steve Hill will announce the name of our our 3 m long ichthyosaur model, as suggested by visitors on the Geoscience Australia Facebook page.

The Rocks that Shape Australia exhibition features eight rock specimens from around Australia, each telling a story about that rock’s significance to Australia along with objects that help illustrate its history. The exhibition will be open to the public Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm from 14 August onwards.

After the launch (from 11.30 am), hear from Dr Marita Bradshaw about her influential paper in a special free seminar. More details and register online.

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr Marita Bradshaw will no longer give the special online public talk The Rocks That Made Australia on Monday 14 August. Dr Steve Hill, Chief Scientist will be presenting in her place.