Lectures for Term 1

2 February

A history of the feral rabbit – Dr Bruce Munday

In 1859 the rabbit was introduced to be hunted for sport.  Dr Munday will discuss the implications for Australia’s food and fibre production and the impact on the flora and fauna. 

Dr Munday is the author of an award winning book, “Those wild rabbits”.

16 February

Biodynamic farming for a healthy diet and healthy wellbeing – Dr Phillip Duguid

Dr Duguid will talk about the healthy consequences he and his family enjoyed from food grown following organic biodynamic principles.

2 March

Sir Charles Todd; the life of an Australian science and technology pioneer – Mac Benoy

Mac Benoy is a retired technology university lecturer with a special interest in meteorology and South Australian history records.  His lecture will explore the contribution Sir Charles Todd made to the lives of South Australian pioneers.  The year 2022 marks the 150th year anniversary of the Overland Telegraph.  Mac has attracted large audiences to his previous talks on this topic.  His talk promises to be very interesting.

16 March

The life and adventures of Edward Snell – Mark Randell

Edward Snell was an artist, engineer and adventurer in the Australian colonies from 1849 to 1859. This talk is extracted from his illustrated diary which portrays his multiple talents and considerable wit.  Mark Randell has given community talks on a number of topics related to his special interest in researching the early history of Australia.

30 March

Years ahead – then and now – Kate from RAA

Kate will give an address giving insight into the RAA’s more than 115 years history.  The lecture will look at memorabilia held by the RAA, history of RAA services and changes to South Australian roads and suburban street.