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                        **GUEST SPEAKERS**          

                                                             Organised by.. ROSS POMROY  

At most of our meetings, we are privileged to have a guest speaker who is happy to come along and give a talk on their particular vocation or special interest. Whether it be travel, environmental issues, charities, professions, sports, writers, adventurers etc, we can be sure that, whatever their choice of subject is, we will always be treated to a very informative and interesting presentation.                                              

NEXT MEETING:    11th October 2022    


Alan Jupp is a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with 57 years' experience across a broad range of military and civil aircraft. He has taken this signiicaant experience and put it to good use consulting for many private, corporate and government entities since starting his own business in late 2003, with a focus on safety, continuous improvement, maintenance best practices, and valuations. He has given around 50 talks since late 2017 on a variety of subjects to Probus Clubs, U3A, TAFE to name a few, and his topic for our presentation is "Swarming Drones have many uses, but how is it done?  Not all are good news."


HENRY SKARLZ was inspired by decades of working with complex characters in difficult circumstances, and after many dinner-party conversations justifying the work of a defence lawyer, his book Jungle Law was born. He was thanked by John Stacey

 NIGEL RIDGWAY'S topic was  -  "Clare - the amazing adventures of our 40 foot wooden ketch"


Bob's topic covered an introduction to the techniques of forensic anthropology, which involves the identification of someone from their skeletal remains. He was thanked by Lesley Hanks.

In 1992 a hunter discovered part of a human skull on Gilbert Island in New Brunswick, Canada. It was missing the mandible (lower jaw). It appeared to have been on the island for at least two years, but where was the rest of the skeleton? How did the remains come to be on this deserted Island in the middle of the St John River? What were the circumstances surrounding the person's death? Were the remains those of a male or female? What was the person's ancestry? How old was this person at the time of death and, importantly, who was this person? Several painstaking searches of the island eventually recovered about 80% of the skeleton much of which had been scattered far and wide by the river and the tides during the preceding two years. The mandible, however, was never found and this made a facial reconstruction difficult to perform. It took eleven years to answer the questions and to establish the person’s identity!