The grand days of 19th Century desert exploration were pivotal in the development of inland Australia, and the camel quickly became the choice of transport to explore the blank areas on the map. Focusing on the record rains and floods in the Simpson Desert from 2009 to 2011, Andrew will speak about adapting a 150 year heritage to further our desert knowledge in the 21st Century. Over the three years Andrew led scientific expeditions right across this huge wilderness, the world’s largest parallel sand-ridge desert, documenting the incredible proliferation of its flora and fauna, including massive plagues of native rats and mega-swarms of budgerigars.
Friday 27 September 2013 from 6.30-8.30pm
The Tanglin Club, 5 Stevens Road, Singapore, 257814
$20 for RGS-IBG Fellows/members and Tanglin Club Members; $30 for non-members; free for students; drinks are included in the ticket priceBooking online: http://rgssg130927.eventbrite.sg/