Tell me a story - Stories from the doors

Tell Me A Story - Stories from the doors, June 10:15 sessions

Multiple events,  1-5 June 2015, 10.15-10.45am

bookings essential

Multiple events,  1-5 June 2015, 11.00-11.30am

bookings essential

Let’s take a special journey through the stories of the Yuendumu doors.

Please note: This program has been specially designed for children aged 3 to 5 years – if you are bringing an accompanying sibling less than 3 years of age, please care for your younger child to allow the older sibling to fully enjoy the program.


Sprigg lecture series: Dr Peter Gill

Sprigg Lecture Series: Dr Peter Gill

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2015

Time: 6.00-7.00pm

Bookings essential

Blue whales and the Bonney Upwelling

Dr Peter Gill, Director, Blue Whale Study Inc.

In 1998 Dr Peter Gill commenced a program of long-term ecological research into blue whales in the Bonney Upwelling off western Victoria and south-east South Australia, a previously unrecognised feeding ground for this iconic species. This work, the subject of his 2004 PhD at Deakin University in 2004, described the broad-scale links between weather, upwelling, krill and whales in the south-east Australian region. During 2002-13, Peter worked closely with Dr Margie Morrice on blue whale ecology in the region. He will tell the story of how this unknown feeding ground was identified, the basic ecology of the upwelling system, and what is known of blue whale distribution, movements and behaviour, feeding ecology, and threats from human activities in the region.

Suited for 16+

As places are strictly limited please cancel your Eventbrite booking if you are unable to attend so we can secure a place for others.

Sprigg plus

 Sprigg plus

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2015

Time: after the Sprigg lecture, 7:15-8:15pm

Cost: $35 per person.

Bookings essential

Following the completion of our Sprigg public lecture on 2 June 2015, the South Australian Museum offers you an exclusive opportunity to meet lecturer Peter Gill and discuss blue whales research through our exciting new Sprigg plus series.

Mingle with fellow Sprigg lovers and enjoy a stand-up, light dinner of delicious food and wine from the Museum’s catering team.

Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:

  • South Australian wines
  • lamb and river mint pies
  • roasted pumpkin, lemon myrtle and macadamia pasties
  • rosemary marinated chicken skewers with spicy tamarind chutney … and plenty more to fill the stomachs of those with enquiring minds!