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Awards

GALLERY: AG Society Awards night 2017

This week the Australian Geographic Society Awards dinner was held in Sydney. Among the nearly 400 guests were noted conservationists, adventurers and inspiring Aussies including Jon Muir, Susan and Michael Cusack, Tim Jarvis and ‘Shark girl’ Madison Stewart.

History & Culture

Gallery: Dick Smith’s record breaking balloon flight

Australian Geographic’s founder Dick Smith and fellow balloonist John Wallington went down in history on 18 June 1993 – beating odds that seven other attempts failed to overcome – and became the first people to fly a hot air balloon across the Australian continent. The Australian crossing had been tried by many with no luck. In the end, however, their epic adventure was a little over 40 hours.