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Sep 5

September 5, 2015

The work of Edgar Waite (& his Rainbow Cale painting)

According to Wikipedia, “Heteroscarus acroptilus, the Rainbow Cale, is a species of weed whiting endemic to Australia where it is found in marine waters along the southern coast. It inhabits rocky reefs that have plentiful growth of brown algae and also in beds of seagrass, particularly those of the genus Posidonia. It occurs at depths of from 1 to 15 metres (3.3 to 49.2 ft). This species grows to a length of 24 centimetres (9.4 in). It can also be found in the aquarium trade. This species is…

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Oct 15

October 15, 2014

wetland shorebirds - Dan Monceaux

Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary talk with Tony Flaherty, October 16

This month’s Port Environment Forum is on Thursday the 16th at 7pm, at the Port Adelaide Town Hall (entry off Nile St). The topic will be the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, with guest speaker Dr Tony Flaherty (Coast and Marine Manager for the Adelaide region. Tony was recently announced as the recipient of the Conservation Council’s 2014 Unsung Hero Award. This should be an excellent and informative talk about the closure of the saltfields north of Adelaide, their importance to the many thousands of…

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Jul 21

July 21, 2014

Hans Mincham

Hans Mincham died on 10th May 2007, aged 95. His obituary in The Advertiser on 23rd June 2007 described Hans as an educator, naturalist, writer, historian, conservationist & musician. He was appointed the SA Museum’s first information officer in 1964. He held that position for 12 years. He received many awards during his life, including the Order of Australia (AM*) in 1988. * (Member of the Order of Australia, which is awarded for service in a particular locality or field…

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Jan 4

January 4, 2009

Scoresby Shepherd & Sprigg Diving Bell SARDI

Scoresby Shepherd receives Verco Medal from the Royal Society of South Australia

According to the web page found at, the Royal Society of South Australia was founded on 10th January 1853 (as the Adelaide Philosophical Society). The Society changed its name to the Royal Society of South Australia when her Majesty Queen Victoria granted the title “Royal” in 1880. In 1928, the Society struck a medal in honour of Sir Joseph Verco. The Verco Medal has since been awarded to members of the Royal Society for distinguished scientific investigations. (Sir Joseph Verco…

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