Friends of the Allport: free talk

Friends of the Allport presents a talk by lecturer and Antarctic scholar John Williamson

This month’s Friends of the Allport talk is by John Williamson: ‘Uncle Bill’ – An assessment of E.A. Wilson and the Discovery Expedition to Antarctica.

John is a teacher and lecturer who specialises in topics that focus on polar history, art and exploration. He has worked as a tour guide in Antarctica, has lectured on Antarctic History at the University of Tasmania Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, lectures nationally for Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) on Antarctic and Exploration Art, and is the co-writer of the Tasmanian Government’s Polar Pathways – an annotated map of Hobart’s Antarctic Sites.

Don’t miss this fascinating free talk on Tuesday 18 July from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, 91 Murray Street Hobart.

To book and attend in person, register here.

Keep an eye out for future events on the State Library, Tasmanian Archives and Allport Museum Eventbrite.

There people cover winter PPE stand next to a Union Jack Flag in Antarctica
Image credit: Photograph – Scott [three Antarctic expeditioners] from the Tasmanian Archives
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