You are invited to attend the 2019 Wilkins Oration

Wilkins in the Air:
the Science of Sir Hubert Wilkins’s Explorations

The Wilkins Foundation (Patron: Dr Richard ‘Harry’Harris SC OAM) and University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute are pleased to present speaker Laura Kissel, Senior Curator of Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Centre, the world’s premier Wilkins archive, to deliver the 2019 Wilkins Oration.

Navigator, explorer, cartographer and arguably the first aerial cinematographer, Wilkins bridged the Heroic Age of polar exploration and the technological age.

What was it about this South Australia-born adventurer and modern polar explorer that so captivated Americans and made him more famous in the US than in his home country?

In a journey through the Wilkins archive, Senior Curator Kissel will evaluate the legacy of this real-life Indiana Jones and eminent citizen scientist, and help to bring Wilkins home to South Australians.

Braggs Lecture Theatre, Braggs Building,
University of Adelaide
Thursday 31 October 2019. 6.30 pm registration for 7.00 pm start.
Cost: $20.

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