Tim Fischer AC ‘From Gallipoli Oaks collected by John Monash to the Crop Trust and Svalbard Vault: collecting seeds matters more than ever.’

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Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Tim Fischer, Vice-Chair of the Global Crop Diversity Trust since 2012 (with overview of the seed vault in North Norway), will link the acorns of Gallipoli, sent by Monash to his wife, with the philosophy of seed-banking today.

Tim Fischer was born at Lockhart in 1946, was educated at Xavier College in Melbourne and was conscripted into the Australian Army in 1966 and served in The Vietnam War.

He entered Politics in 1971 and became Deputy Prime Minister in 1996, Ambassador to the Holy See in 2008 and is now a successful book author. His other interests are notably family, farming, charity work and biking and bush walking in Bhutan.