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Victorian Chapter – Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Lieutenant Commander Roger Buxton RCN (Rtd) “Exploring and Charting the Western Arctic”
Tue 26 Apr, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia + Google Map
Our Monthly Meeting at 1900 on Monday 26 April 2022
At Waverley RSL – Sunset Room
161 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley
Lieutenant Commander Roger Buxton RCN (Rtd)
“Exploring and Charting the Western Arctic”
The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet. Areas that in the past were seldom navigable because of ice are becoming ice-free for longer in the summer. For strategic and environmental reasons, the ability for more ships to passage through the Arctic for longer periods each year is becoming increasingly important.
NHSA member Roger Buxton will talk on “Exploring and Charting the Western Arctic” to show how this area was discovered and opened up, from the earliest times to the present day. The talk will concentrate on the reasons for the voyages of exploration and their results, and especially the effect of the evolution of technology (“the science of the industrial arts”) on navigation and accuracy in mapping the Arctic.
Roger is a former Royal Canadian Navy Weapons Officer (combined Gunnery/TAS and Weapons Electrical, later PWO) with an interest in naval history and the Arctic. He has spoken at our meetings previously, including on the Franklin Expedition to the Arctic to complete the search for the North West Passage.
Members and Guests are most welcome
(Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination status will be required to gain entry)
A relaxing meal and drink beforehand in the RSL’s delightful Warramunga Room is always a pleasant prelude to the 1900 meeting