Guest Lecturer Dale Williams
Dale is a very keen geologist and palaeontologist who enjoys sharing her knowledge and fascination for Tasmania’s amazing rocks whenever she can.
Dale has lived on beautiful Flinders Island, Tasmania, with husband David for over 20 years. She’s travelled extensively around Tasmania, (including several months as caretakers on Deal Island in the Kent Group) getting to know and understand the fantastic geology that abounds.
Dale holds several degrees from universities in the USA and Australia, including a PhD. She worked for many years with the NSW Department of Mineral Resources and also lectured at various universities and TAFE. Since retiring, she does volunteer work for several groups, including the Furneaux Museum, Furneaux Community Arts and Cancer Australia. She’s also an enthusiastic watercolour painter and golfer.
Recently Dale was the Project Manager for the creation of the Furneaux Geotrail – which consists of 26 geosites, providing an opportunity for visitors and locals alike to learn about the geology and important geological events that have shaped the Furneaux region.
The Coral Discoverer visits many remote and special places in Tasmania, offering great opportunities to explore millions of years of our unique geologic past. Dale is looking forward to sharing the adventure with you.