The Kimberley Society



General Meetings

The Society holds General Meetings on the first Wednesday of every month except January commencing 7.15 for 7.30 pm.  These meetings are held at the Dalkeith Hall, 97 Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith. At these meetings invited speakers present talks on various aspects of the Kimberley. Council endeavours to organise a varied program that cover, among other topics, history, botany, fauna, rock art, marine biology etc.

 2017 Program

February 1 Walking (and helicopter) adventures in the Kimberley 2016. Mike Donaldson, Jeff Gresham and Roger Passmore

March 1 Kimberley Visions: understanding rock art style provinces. Sam Harper, Sven Ouzman and Peter Veth 

April 5 Sea, sand and stromatolites: recent Geological Survey WA activities in the Kimberley. Chris Phillips

May 3 Remote back-packing in the Kimberley. Mike Cusack

June 7 Captain Mizuno's Fantastic Holiday: THe Japanese non-invasion of Australia.  Greg Dodds

July 5 Creating community edible gardens in the Kimberley. Sabrina Hahn

August 2 The wit, wamth and wisdom of Geoffrey Bolton. Bill Bunbury

September 6 Development of Kimberley Roads 1945-1990. Albert Tognolini

October 4 Offshore oil & gas projects in the Kimberley. Jeff Haworth 

November 1 "1917-E J Stuart puts in a lot of effort to exonerate Louis de Rougemont": E J Stuart and the North-West Scientific Expedition of 1917. Hon Peter Dowding SC

December 6 Crosscurrent: law and society in native title claim to land and sea. Katie Glaskin


2018 Program

February 7 Seek and ye shall find: walking, canoeing, driving and helicopter adventures in the north Kimberley, 2017.Jeff Gresham, Tim Griffin and Hamish McGlashan

March 7 The Kimberley coast-naturally. Kevin Coate

April 4 The past, the present, and the future: Aboriginal cultural heritage in the Kimberley. Sam Lovell AM

May 2 The first descent of the Drysdale River: Operation Raleigh 1986. Joc Schmiechen



Please note that, with many of our speakers involved in work-related travel, this program may change at short notice. Should a speaker not be available, the topic may differ on the evening.

Members and visitors are invited to stay for supper after the meetings.

The Society asks a $2.00 hospitality fee from non-members.
































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