Standing room only

DSCN8224Literally. Neil Phillips packed the Tallarook Mechanics Institute Hall last Saturday evening with his talk on the geology of the Tallarook plateau. Over seventy people attended the presentation organised by the Dabyminga and Reedy Creek Landcare Groups and supported by the Strath Creek Landcare Group, and for those who arrived late seating was at a premium.

The entertaining talk covered the different types of rocks on the plateau and the different measures geologist use to piece together what happened, when. (For those DSCN8221who weren’t aware, the Goulburn River originally flowed north through Swanpool until it was diverted and flowed west, incising a valley between what is now known as the Tallarook Plateau and the Strathbogie Ranges).

The presentation was liberally sprinkled with great photos and maps and like all good geologists Neil brought along his rock collection to illustrate some of the points.

All in all a very gneiss evening.




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