In 1920 Hans Heysen and Douglas Mawson became founding members of the South Australian Forest League dedicated to the protection of forest reserves, valuable trees, and the fostering of native tree planting. Visit The Cedars, the estate of Sir Hans Heysen, for an afternoon of talks and walks about the very trees that these two great men loved. Mark Pharaoh of the South Australian Museum will share tree-related stories of Douglas Mawson, and Allan Campbell, Curator of the Heysen Collection at The Cedars will present on Hans Heysen's love of trees. This will be followed by Q&A with Dr Peter Heysen, grandson of Hans Heysen, and finish with a Trees Please! volunteer-led tree-discovery walk over the 150 acre Cedars property. (Trees Please! have been involved in conservation work on the property for the last 20 years). A wonderful afternoon for lovers of history and nature.
Please note: This event takes place outdoors so if the weather is inclement, please dress appropriately - ie. raincoat, umbrella, and waterproof boots. Also, we suggest you bring a water bottle to keep you refreshed during the event. In the event of rain, talks will be held in the sunroom on the northern side of the house, and complimentary tea and coffee will be provided after the tour to help you warm up!
Please print your ticket and bring it with you on the day.