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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Like a Rock

This November sees the celebration of 50 years of climbing at Mount Arapiles.

The Horsham Library is fortunate to have Keith Lockwood - who's family first settled in the Natimuk Lake area in 1871, and who has roamed the Mount since he was a boy - deliver a talk on the history of the mountain before its 'discovery' as a rock-climbing Mecca, and as one of Australia's best known cliffs.

Keith is the author of the book 'Arapiles : a million mountains'. This popular book details Arapiles from its ancient geological origins, its role in traditional Aboriginal life and culture, its discovery by Major Thomas Mitchell's Australia Felix Expedition and settler history, its flora & fauna and inspirational images in paint and film, and finally as the pinnacle of rock-climbing in Victoria...Australia...the World.

The program begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday 20th November at the Horsham Library. Bookings are essential, Phone 5382 5707 or visit the Library in the Mibus Centre.

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