Presentations from the Haast Symposium: Celebrating the Life of Sir Julius von Haast are now available online

Recently, a very successful online symposium was run by the Canterbury Museum to mark the 200th birthday of Julius von Haast, one of New Zealand’s leading 19th century geoscientists. The online conference took place from 30 April and 1 May 2022 and included speakers from New Zealand and Vienna.

The presentations from the conference can now be viewed here, including a virtual tour of some Haast-related localities around Christchurch followed by a group of sketches and paintings Haast prepared of Canterbury glaciers.

A selection of papers is being published as a special Canterbury Museum bulletin and is due out later this year.