Landscape Evolution of Geographe Bay Hinterland - Meeting Thursday March 9
Dr Dennis Gee is the guest speaker at our next meeting on Thursday March 9.
Dennis is one of Australia’s most experienced geologists, having worked extensively throughout the continent in a career lasting almost 60 years.
Retiring to Busselton some years ago, he has kept the ‘grey matter ticking over’ by researching various aspects of the geological history of the Busselton area.
His talk is entitled “Landscape Evolution of Geographe Bay Hinterland” and it will describe how Busselton, the Swan Coastal Plain behind the town and the Whicher Ranges all came into existence.
It’s a story that goes back many millions of years to the time when Australia and India were connected, only breaking apart thanks to plate tectonics – continental drift – some 120 million years ago.
And the story includes the profound influence that the marine environment has had on our landforms, creating the beautiful curve of Geographe Bay from Dunsborough east to Bunbury.
The meeting will be held in the main hall of the Busselton Senior Citizens Centre, 22 Peel Terrace, Busselton, commencing at 7.30pm.
Attendance is open to the public and is free of charge, although a gold coin donation to cover meeting costs will be appreciated.