February Meeting

The next Members Meeting will be on 5 February at 7.30pm at the Burnside Uniting Church.

Carolyn Spooner

The extraordinary life of polar explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins

George Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958) had many talents, interests and achievements but is little remembered in his home state of South Australia. This slideshow will be a glimpse into his life as author, photographer, cinematographer, war correspondent, serviceman, aviator, polar explorer, submariner, botanist, ornithologist, geographer, anthropologist, climatologist, meteorologist, scientist, musician, spiritualist, family man and all round wonderful modest person.

Carolyn Spooner is Community Engagement Librarian at the State Library of South Australia where she has been privileged to work for some 40 years. She has a special interest in its archival collections which reveal the stories of South Australians. As part of that interest she coordinated the Library’s archival transcription program for some years. As well as her own research she enjoys assisting researchers in the Library with their quests. She is a member of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, the Australian Society for Sports History and the Cricket Lovers Society. Carolyn is a former editor of the journals of the Royal Geographical Society, the Australian Croquet Association and the State Library, and now enjoys creative writing for footyalmanac.com