Join John August for a fascinating exploration of the many marvels of human ingenuity he has encountered during his travels, including extraordinary engineering works, antique machines, scientific curiosities and strange objects.

Discover a bridge built in ancient Roman style in Tasmania and the old shale-oil works of Glen Davis in NSW, along with early examples of steam engineering, old bridges, towers and whaling sites in Melbourne, Broken Hill, the Nullarbor plain and Western Australia. More familiar and closer to home are the somewhat controversial Hornsby Fountain and Water Clock and the Katoomba ropeway.

John will also share some astounding natural wonders from the Burning Mountain with its coal seam that has been burning for thousands of years to the Pinnacles, the Ulladulla fossil walk and other strange locations and curious human monuments.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 12:30pm 1:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Lvl 1 280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

FREE - everyone welcome, no bookings required