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Public Talk – Jan Forrest OAM

6 October 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Maralinga and Emu, a dark chapter in Australia’s history

BCSA committee member Jan Forrest OAM will trace the history of the British atomic bomb tests at Emu Field and Maralinga in the 1950s; the clean-up, and flora and fauna now to be found in this remarkable area of the South Australian landscape.

Hear her talk EITHER

Face to Face at the Plympton Community Centre,   34 Long Street, Plympton.

There will be no entry until 6.15 pm and then only via the front door.
There  will be no supper or drinks.
Please obey any social distancing directions given by Covid Marshalls
When leaving the meeting please exit via the back door.


Online via Zoom  Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Jan Forrest OAM is an Honorary Associate at the South Australian Museum as well as Public Talks Convener and Newsletter Editor for Butterfly Conservation South Australia.

She is a life member of Girl Guides South Australia and in 1981 was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her work with young people through the Girl Guides, Youth Hostels Association and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Jan first visited Emu in 1976 with a Museum expedition, and has visited both Emu and Maralinga a number of times since, undertaking scientific projects in this special part of South Australia both with the South Australian Museum and as a member of the Friends of the Great Victoria Desert.

She will also show images of the desert plants and animals and provide an overview of some of the projects presently being undertaken by the Friends of the Great Victoria Desert group.


200 metres east of Marion Rd, and 300 metres north of Anzac Highway

Entry by donation (minimum of $2).

At the start of each meeting a ten minutes presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee member.

Printable (PDF) 2020 public talks schedule


6 October 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Gerry Butler
0407 972 149
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Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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