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November Meeting Wednesday November 6th
Corner College Road and Ernie Mays Street
Guest Speaker: Dr. Laurie Wesley Topic: ACEH Tsunami 10 Years After
Aceh is the northern-most province of Indonesia, being located at the northwest tip of the island of Sumatra. Laurie Wesley visited Aceh twice in the 1960s while working for the Indonesian government in Bandung in West Java. Laurie visited Aceh again in September, 2014, partly to give a lecture at the government university in Banda Aceh, the capital of the province of Aceh, and partly to see how the country had recovered from the terrible tragedy of Boxing Day, 2004 (180,000 deaths). The talk will be illustrated with photos at the time of the tragedy, during the recovery, and ten years later.
Laurie is a geotechnical engineer (they are the ones who claim to know a lot about foundations of buildings, stability of hillsides, earth dams, soil liquefaction etc). Laurie has an M.E. from Auckland University and a PhD from Imperial College, University of London.. He worked for eight years with the Indonesian Public Works Department, five years with the New Zealand Ministry of Works, eleven years with Auckland consulting company, Tonkin and Taylor, and eighteen years as a senior lecturer in soil mechanics at Auckland University.
November Mini Talk
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