Re-examining the of history Aboriginal land management – Why this is important for environmental professionals
Environmental practitioners know too well the damage that has been wrought on our environment over the last 240 years. In this webinar, Bruce will explain why our profession will need to better understand and draw on 65,000 years of Aboriginal knowledge on land management if we are to restore our environment and set Australia on a sustainable path. His highly acclaimed book, Dark Emu, argues for a reconsideration of the "hunter-gatherer" tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and rebuts the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Bruce provide compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggest that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia's past is required.
Meet the Speaker:
Bruce Pascoe is a writer of Tasmanian, Bunurong and Yuin descent. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Bruce is an award-winning author who has written over thirty books spanning fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles. His works of fiction for children include the CBCA shortlisted Mrs Whitlam (Magabala Books 2016), Seahorse (Magabala Books 2015) and the Prime Minister’s Literary YA Award-winning Fog a Dox (Magabala Books 2012). In 2018, Bruce was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature.
30th Jun 20 10:30 AM
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