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Wine as Medicine: An Australian Perspective

Event Information

  • 17 Aug 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Mitchell Theatre, L1, 280 Pitt Street
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: $15 SMSA or Royal Society Members / $20 Non-members

Wine as Medicine

Wine as Medicine - An Australian Perspective

Wine was first developed 9,500 years ago in China and has been used as a medicine for the past 5,000 years.

Join Dr Philip Norrie as he traces the medical history of wine and its unique history in Australia, including where and when the first vineyard was planted in Australia.

Dr Norrie will investigate the reason Australia had so many ‘Wine Doctors’ — such as Dr. Lindeman and Dr. Penfold — who have become household names; how wine was used to help transport convicts to Australia; and why vineyards where planted in our lunatic asylums —something that did not happen anywhere else, except in Australia!

Friday, 17 August 2018

6.00pm for 6:30-7:30pm
Light refreshments will be served before each lecture

$15 - SMSA Members and Royal Society Members/Fellows
$20 – Non-Members and Guests 

Bookings Essential
Everyone Welcome


CLICK HERE TO BOOK or call (02) 9262 7300
NB: Online bookings must be paid by credit card. If you wish to pay by cash, please book in the SMSA Library.