The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
Presenter:: Bill Kitson, Curator (retired) Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying
Topic Overview: Bill Kitson will be no stranger to Map Group members and his work in preserving the history of land surveying is well known. His research into the work and lives of hydrographic surveyors from 1860 – 1914 who charted Queensland’s coastline is not so well known.
Bill has contacted the relatives of these Admiralty hydrographic surveyors whose names appear on reefs, headland, capes and passages along our coastline. This entertaining presentation will demonstrate Bill’s tenacity and research skills in pursuing a line of investigation to uncover artefacts and “gems” of life stories. This research provides the basis for his book (unpublished) “With Great Zeal”
Event Requirements: This event will be conducted in keeping with Health Department Covid-19 directions regarding social distancing, good hygiene practices and group size in force for the venue at the time of the event.
Costs: $2:00 contribution towards morning tea
Limit: 30 Register on the RGSQ Website required.
Coordinator: Neville MacManimm
RGSQ Lecture Series
Catherine E. Lovelock, The University of Queensland
Coastal wetlands are features of coasts around the world. They provide a range of ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration in soils and vegetation, coastal stabilization, protection from extreme storm events, fisheries and improvements in water quality. They have been degraded and removed by human activities which have resulted in CO2 emissions, loss of CO2 sequestration capacity and reduced coastal protection in turn resulting in reduced resilience of coasts to climate change. Conserving and restoring coastal wetlands provides opportunities to enhance both CO2 sequestration and climate change adaptation, as well as other tangible benefits for local communities. Prof Lovelock will present evidence and case studies to show how mitigation and adaptation can be achieved simultaneously through management of coastal wetlands, with benefits for coastal communities and for the planet.
Bio: Professor Catherine Lovelock