Dinosaur illustration by Lida Xing

Trailblazers Talks: The dinosaur hunters

  • July 04, 2016

Incredible stories of fossil hunters and the creatures they have dug up from the depths of prehistory, with Australian Geographic editor John Pickrell.

Speaker: John Pickrell, AG editor

Date: Thursday, 7 July 2016

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum

Admission: $25 Members and Australian Geographic subscribers | $35 general

FROM THE AUSTRALIAN outback to Patagonia, Antarctica and the Sahara, the discovery of weird and wonderful dinosaurs has often gone hand-in-hand with thrilling tales of adventure.

We are currently in a golden age of dinosaur discovery, like nothing the world has ever seen before. Around one new species is currently discovered each week, not only in China, but in South America, Mongolia, Madagascar, Antarctica and Africa. And as the truly astounding finds roll in, we realise dinosaurs, where stranger than we could ever have imagined. Hear about the larger-than-life explorers who have unearthed these creatures and the fascinating historic tales of adventure that returned incredible new dinosaurs from harsh and previously unexplored parts of the planet.

John will be available to sign books after the talk.


About the speaker

John Pickrell is the author of Flying Dinosaurs and forthcoming Weird Dinosaurs. When he is not out on fossil digs in the Gobi Desert or the Australian outback, he spends his time as an award-winning journalist and the editor of Australian Geographic magazine.

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