Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania


Talks & Events
7 April 2018 – TAS Division Field Trip
Location: Near Maydena
Time: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Details: Field trip will feature the Mt Mueller Mine – copper-bearing sulfides hosted in Neoproterozoic carbonates; Cambrian basaltic pillow lava; basal Parmeener Supergroup diamictite; silica flour originating from Neoproterozoic dolostone; Ordovician carbonate; an early Permian hydrocarbon source rock; fossiliferous Permian marine sediments and Pleistocene stratified screes. Excursion participants are guaranteed to bag brachiopods and bryozoans! The area has great views of some of the surrounding mountain ranges.
Registration: email Phil Sansom at advising of your interest in attending the field trip. A registration form and additional information will be then sent to you. Completed paperwork by participants will need to be received no later than 2 days before the excursion so do not delay emailing your expression of interest.

24 May 2018 – TAS Division Annual General Meeting 
Speaker: Dr Claire Kain (MRT)
Topic: Natural Hazards
Location: Main Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania
Time: 6:00pm

Previous Division Meetings
22 March 2018
Speaker: Dr Adam Soule (Chief Scientist of the National Deep Submergence Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)
Topic: Humans, Robots, and the most active volcanic systems on Earth

12 October 2017
Topic: PNG and the minerals potential of the Papuan Peninsula
Speaker: Bob Findlay

24 August 2017
Topic: Geotrourism in Tasmania
Speakers: Ralph Bottrill, Clive Calver, Keith Corbett, Peter Manchester and Andy Spate

12 July 2017
Topic: Using geophysics to empower communities to study and understand the Earth beneath their feet
Speaker: Michelle Salmon, ANU

1 June 2017
Topic: A new view on the initiation of intra-oceanic arcs: adventures in the SW Pacific and Ordovician of the Lachlan Fold Belt
Speaker: Dr. Sebastien Meffre, University of Tasmania

6 March 2017 

Topic: Where can geology take you?
Speaker: Professor Ross Large

8 November 2016
Topic: Pre-Ordovician VanDieland: a Victorian's view of western Tasmania and surrounds
Speaker: David Moore

27 October 2016
Topic: Micro-continents offshore Western Australia: implications for East Gondwana reconstructions
Speaker: Joanne Whittaker


Chair: Andrew McNeill

Secretary: Karin Orth

Treasurer: Jacqui Halpin

Membership Officer: Rebecca Carey

Newsletter Editor
Mike Vicary

Committee Members

Matt Ferguson

Sebastien Meffre

Jacob Mulder

Peter McGoldrick

Phil Sansom

Grace Cumming

Sean Johnson

Heritage representative
Clive Calver

Sean Johnson

Rock Garden representative
Ralph Bottrill