National Library (Wellington) talk – Simon Nathan, ‘Discovery of the Alpine Fault’

Wednesday 12 April, 5.30pm.
National Library, cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington.

Admission is free, but please RSVP to with Nathan in the subject line.

2017 is the 300th anniversary of the last major rupture on the 850-km long Alpine Fault. Forming the western edge of the Southern Alps, it is clearly visible today from space. Although the Alpine Fault seems so obvious today, it was not recognised until 1941 by two young geologists, Harold Wellman and Dick Willett. This talk relates to several of the maps in the current ‘Unfolding the Map’ exhibition.

Read more about the talk here.