Western Australian Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder announces public lectures

The Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder will host two public lectures on mining and malleefowl on August 15 and 19, in celebration of National Science Week.

Kalgoorlie – Boulder’s ‘Superpit’ Image courtesy of KCGM

WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder Regional Manager Zoe Scott said the first lecture, presented by KCGM Senior Exploration Geologist David Nixon on Wednesday, August 15, would reveal the rich deposits and geology of the Golden Mile.

“Gold is understandably an area of great interest for people visiting and living in the Goldfields – mining played a huge role in the history and development of the
Goldfields area, and will no doubt continue to play a leading role in the future,” Ms Scott said.

In the lecture, David will explain why gold formed in the Goldfields, how it is mined, and what is expected in the years to come.

The second lecture presented by Malleefowl Preservation Group Inc Project Coordinator Susanne Dennings will present malleefowl ecology, threats, conservation programs and the relatively-unknown significance of the malleefowl to the Goldfields region.

Ms Scott said organising activities for occasions such as National Science Week was integral to the Museum’s role in promoting life-long learning.

“The Museum is an incredibly rich educational resource, and we are always looking for ways to share the science and history of the Goldfields with the people of Kalgoorlie-Boulder,” Ms Scott said.

‘Geology of the Golden Mile’ presented by KCGM’s Senior Exploration Geologist David Nixon will take place on Wednesday, August 15, at 5:30pm.

‘Malleefowl in the Goldfields’ by Susanne Dennings will take place on Sunday, August 19, at 2:30pm.

Both lectures are open to the public, with entry by donation. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling the Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 8533. museum.wa.gov.au