Flight: speaking of bird life, extinction, and loss


May 19, 2023    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Fulham Community Centre
19 Fitch Rd, Fulham, SA, 5024

Event Type

2023 History Festival

Presentation by guest speaker, Jorji Gardener
Henley & Grange Historical Society General Meeting

Join us for a conversation with Jorji Gardener, artist and conservationist as she talks about her collaboration with the SA Museum and Artlab, and the discoveries she made about the Reedbeds and our local birds.

Hear about the inspiration provided by a historic birds’ egg collection, which led Jorji to create an illustrated notebook Flight, documenting the stories of the birds that once lived in the Adelaide Reedbeds before urbanisation and habitat loss.

Be introduced to the 19th Century conservationist and ornithologist, Captain SA White, and the importance of his egg collection in understanding the diversity of species that previously existed in the Adelaide reedbeds.

Learn about Jorji’s collaboration with Uncle Mickey, O’Brien, Senior Kaurna and Narrunga man, who assisted her research into the Kaurna names of the reedbed birds.

Come and enjoy a celebration of the beauty of our native bird life, and our connection with nature.

Books available for sale.

Tea, coffee and biscuits available after the presentation.

Presentation to be held at the Fulham Community Centre, 19 Fitch Road, Fulham.