Thursday 2 May 2019
6 – 8.00pm
Meet Justin Jones ‘Jonesy’– best known for kayaking 3,000km ‘across the ditch’ from Australia to New Zealand with James Castrission in 2007. Since then he has made a career of undertaking epic record-setting expeditions including skiing to the south pole and back and walking across the Australian outback with his 1-year-old daughter.
Be prepared for Jonesy to take you on an emotional journey in what’s sure to be a fascinating evening of storytelling. From the desperation of being stuck in a current whirlpool in the middle of the ocean – ten metre waves crashing all around, the hunger as your body slowly breaks down in an unrelenting blizzard in Antarctica, and the oppressive heat of the outback as a plague of flies tests your sanity, you’ll be amazed at his stunning adventures.
Jonesy uses experiences from three of his major expeditions in a fun and informative journey into what adventure has to teach us all, how we can apply it to our own lives and why we need to nurture the adventurous spirit in all of us.
Hosted by the maritime museum’s Emily Jateff, curator of ocean, science & technology.
Note: Ticket includes light refreshments and the opportunity from 5 – 6pm to view kayak Lot 41 and a mini-exhibition about the journey crossing the ditch in the museum’s Wharf 7 building.
Justin Jones – affectionately known as Jonesy, is Australia’s pre-eminent explorer, keynote speaker, adventure thinker and storyteller.
Over the past 18 years, Jonesy has made a career of undertaking epic record-setting expeditions around the world and sharing these on stage and screen. He has kayaked across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand, was the first to ski to the South Pole and back, and walked across the Australian outback with his one-year-old daughter.
He currently holds two Guinness World Records and holds a place as one of Australia’s ‘50 Greatest Explorers’ of all time - all achieved before he reached 30!
Emily Jateff is the Curator of Ocean Science and Technology at the Australian National Maritime Museum. She is also a maritime archaeologist and marine science education advocate.
Emily is passionate about the ocean sphere and its inhabitants (finned, legged or otherwise powered), and is busy plotting her next deep sea adventure.