Baudin Rocks, off of Robe, South Australia - Image courtesy Sarah Hender

South Australia

SA Division Website

Talks & Events

Monthly Division Meetings
15 June 2017 - SA Division Meeting and Federal AGM
Topic: TBA
 Prof Mike Sandiford
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: TBA

14-18 October 2018 – 
Australian Geoscience Council Convention: Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
This convention is hosted by the AGC and all the Australian geoscience member societies.
More information is coming soon.
Themes include:
- Understanding the Earth
- Life on Earth – origins and diversity
- Resources – discovery, development, use and sustainability
- Applied Geoscience in the 21st Century – innovation, technology and the future
- Beyond the Rocks – Geoscience in our society: current application and future trends
Scientific and Technical Program Convenor – Chris Yeats
AGC President and Convention Chair – Bill Shaw  

GESSS South Australia Registration
24 November 2017 - GESSS South Australia - Earth Sciences Student Symposium
For more information please visit the Symposium website here.
Previous Division Meetings
18 May 2017

Topic: Nuclear Waste Disposal – the Facts and the Future
 Ms Kyra Reznikov 
Note: This was a joint event between the SA Division and AusIMM

30 April 2017
Topic: Family picnic

20 April 2017
Topic: AGM

21 February 2017
Topic: Excursion of the Tonsley Drill Core Storage Facility

17 November 2016
Topic: The generation of ore deposits in volcanic arcs starts with sulfate metasomatism in the mantle wedge: The source of oxidised arc magmas
Speaker: Dr Andy Tomkins

20 October 2016
Topic: Student Careers Night
Speaker: Graduate speakers discuss career options and personal journeys in geoscience

Webb and Howchin Medals

The Bruce Webb Medal may be awarded annually to a person distinguished for leadership that has advanced the earth sciences and/or contributions to the advance of knowledge within the earth sciences. The award will be made in regard to achievements associated with South Australia. 
2016 recipient of the Bruce Webb Medal: Noel Hiern
2015 recipient of the Bruce Webb Medal: Jim Jago

The Walter Howchin Medal may be awarded annually to a researcher in the early stage of their research careers who is distinguished by their significant published research work within the earth sciences. Research contributions are judged on the quality, originality and recognition. Researchers should be 35 years of age or younger. 
2016 recipient of the Walter Howchin Medal: Rian Dutch

Field Brochures
Brachina Gorge Geological Trail

The GSA SA Division is pleased to announce the publication of the new field guide for Brachina Gorgeand surrounding areas, the 9th in the continuing series of South Australian Geology Field Brochures.
The Guide was prepared by Noel Hiern of the GSA SA Divsion and the Field Guide Subcommittee.
For further details on this series of field guides please visit the GSA SA website
PDF and link coming soon

Robe Geological Trail

The GSA SA Division is pleased to announce the publication of the new field guide for Robe and surrounding areas; the 8th in the continuing series of South Australian Geology Field Brochures. The guide was prepared by John Cann of the GSA SA Division and the Field Guide Subcommittee.
PDF and link coming soon.


Chair: Graziella Caprarelli 

Vice Chair: Anna Petts (acting)

Secretary: Morgan Blades

Treasurer / Conference Administration: Claire Wade

General Committee
Brandon Alessio

Len Altman

Barry Cooper

John Foden

Caroline Tiddy

Simon Holford

Sian Howard

Benjamin Kimpton

Tom Raimondo

Drew Lubiniecki

Laura Morrissey

Mario Werner

Geological Heritage
Bob Major (Convenor), Wayne Cowley, Pam Hasenhohr, Colin Conor, Ian Lewis.

SA Stratigraphy Subcommission
Wayne Cowley (Convenor), Jim Jago

Geological education: Len Altman

Field Guide Subcommittee: Barry Cooper (Convenor), Noel Hiern (Secretary), John Cann, Colin Conor, Wayne Cowley, Jim Jago, Nick Langsford, Bob Major