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Western NSW Branch Meeting 2022-1

Colin Pardoe“Making a living on the plains — Stone tools and archaeology of Aboriginal societies”

Dr Colin Pardoe FRSN MAIATSIS

Biological Anthropologist and Archaeologist

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 12.00 pm AEST 
Venue:  Wal Fife Lecture Theatre (Building 14, Room 2),
Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga Campus) and live streaming
Entry: No charge
All are welcome

Summary:  Stone tools are more durable than the string, wood and other perishables that would be used every day. Some, like the Bogan Pick, are enigmatic items whose use is unclear to us today. Others, like the stone axe or hatchet heads, are more familiar. These items tell us about local environments, trade and how one made a living over the thousands of years when people adapted to their world from Ice Age to Inter-Glacial; when the desert encroached further east and Willandra Creek flowed to Lake Mungo, to the last ten thousand years when the modern rivers set their courses. In this talk, Colin Pardoe will discuss the variety of tools used to make a living and the attachment people have to items with lifespans covering perhaps thousands of years. Examples will be drawn from across the Murray Darling Basin – Wiradjuri, Barapa, Barkandji and many others who have shared their interest and knowledge.

About the speaker: Colin Pardoe is a biological anthropologist and archaeologist, although mainly the latter nowadays. He studies the links between people from the biology of bones and the culture of trade in ground-stone tools. He spends most of his time on the archaeology of the Murray – Darling Basin. Since retiring from commercial archaeology Colin helps with ‘Archaeology in the service of Conservation’. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, has a love and friendship affiliation with the Department of Archaeology and Natural History at the Australian National University, and is a life member of the Australian Archaeological Association and of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists. A number of his papers are available at https://anu-au.academia.edu/ColinPardoe 

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Calendar of Meetings 2022

RSNSW SealEvents Calendar for the Royal Society of NSW in 2022.

Please check this page regularly since the program is under ongoing development and may be affected by the prevalence of COVID-19 during early 2022.

Last update: 21 January 2022


Follow the links below for meetings held by the Society in Sydney, in Newcastle by the Hunter Branch, in Mittagong by the Southern Highlands Branch, and in western NSW by the Western NSW Branch.

Sydney Meetings 2022

Please note that the program in the table below lists events that are scheduled as monthly Ordinary General Meetings and the Annual Forum of the Royal Society and Learned Academies. In addition to these events, there are additional named lectures, associated with the Society’s Awards that remain to be scheduled:

  • Clarke Memorial Lecture — for 2020 (delayed) and 2021
  • Liversidge Lecture — 2020 (delayed)
  • Poggendorff Lecture — 2020 (delayed) and 2021
  • Pollock Memorial Lecture  — 2021

together with lectures in the [email protected] series.

Wednesday,
2 February

6.30 pm AEST

1300th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Where next for higher education after COVID-19?
Professor Mark Scott AO FRSN
Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Sydney 

Wednesday,
2 March

6.30 pm AEDT

1301st OGM and Open Lecture
2021 Jak Kelly Award and RSNSW Scholarship Award Presentations

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presentations: to be advised
Presenters: to be advised

Thursday,
17 March

6.30 pm AEDT

Clarke Memorial Lecture (2020–delayed) of the Royal Society of NSW

Venue: Macquarie University and live-streaming

From bulldozers, pests, and pathogens to climate change and urban futures: the tough life of plants
Distinguished Professor Michelle Leishman
Director, Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University

Wednesday,
6 April

6.30 pm AEST

1302nd OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: to be advised

New frontiers in smart sensor technology for a healthier, safer and sustainable future
Professor Ben Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE FOSA FIEEE FSPIE
Director, University of Sydney Nano Institute
Co-Director, NSW Smart Sensing Network

Thursday,
21 April

6.30 pm AEST

[email protected]: April 2022

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Topic: to be advised
Richard Tognetti AO
Artistic Director and Leader, Australian Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday,
4 May

6.30 pm AEST

Liversidge Lecture (2020–delayed) 

Venue: University of Sydney and live streaming

Topic: to be advised
Professor Richard Payne FRSN 
Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of Sydney and Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science

Wednesday,
1 June

6.30 pm AEST

1303rd OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: to be advised

Federalism, borders and National Cabinet: What has the pandemic taught us?
Professor Anne Twomey AO 
Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Constitutional Reform Unit
University of Sydney

Wednesday,
6 July

6.30 pm AEST

1304th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Zoom Webinar

This is going to be different: Learning to live with Chinese power
Emeritus Professor Hugh White AO FASSA
Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University

Wednesday,
27 July

6.30 pm AEST

[email protected]: July 2022

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Topic: to be advised
Rachel Perkins
Australian film and television director, producer, and screenwriter

Wednesday,
3 August

6.30 pm AEST

1305th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: to be advised

Topic: to be advised
Professor Kathy Belov AO FRSN
Professor of Comparative Genomics and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), University of Sydney

Wednesday,
7 September

6.30 pm AEST

1306th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Is Fairweather an Australian artist? And does it matter?
Claire Roberts (1) in conversation with Nick Jose (2) 
(1) Associate Professor of Art History and ARC Future Fellow, University of Melbourne
(2) Novelist and Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide 

Wednesday,
5 October

6.30 pm AEDT

1307th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: to be advised

Topic: to be advised
Presenter: to be advised 

Thursday,
3 November

6.30 pm AEDT

Royal Society of NSW and Learned Societies Annual Forum

Venue: to be advised

Topic: to be advised
Presenter: to be advised 

Wednesday,
1 December

6.30 pm AEDT

1308th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: to be advised

Topic: to be advised
Presenter: to be advised 

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Hunter Branch Meetings

The Hunter Branch Event Program for 2022 is still under development.

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Southern Highlands Branch Meetings

The Southern Highlands Branch Event Program for 2022 is still under development.

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Western NSW Branch Meetings

The Western NSW Branch Event Program for 2022 is still under development

Tuesday,
15 March

Time: 1.00pm

Western NSW Meeting 2022-1

Venue: Fac-to-face

Annual General Meeting 
followed by a panel discussion on Trust and Science

Ponton Theatre, Charles Stuart University (Bathurst Campus)

Wednesday,
18 May

Time: 12.00pm

Western NSW Meeting 2022-2

Venue: face-to-face

Making a living on the Plains — Stone tools and Archaeology of Aboriginal societies 

Dr Colin Pardoe FRSN MAIATSIS

Wal Fife Theatre (Building 14, Room 212) Charles Stuart University (Wagga Wagga Campus) 

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