The Indigenous peoples of Australia have many methods of managing the harsh climate. In his novel Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe explores pre-colonial agricultural practices with new insight. Climate scientist Tim Flannery joins Bruce to discuss these early forms of Indigenous land management as described in the records and diaries of colonial explorers. They will also consider what we can learn from these practices today.

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Related links: Science, History, Ancient History, Geography, Agriculture

Monday 22 May 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

$30 per student for 3 events
$24 per student for 2 events
$15 per student for 1 event
Tim Flannery (Australia)

Tim Flannery is one of Australia's leading writers on climate change. In 2011 he became Australia's Chief Climate Commissioner, and in 2013 he founded the Australian Climate Council. His latest book is Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.

Bruce Pascoe (Australia)

Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong, Tasmanian and Yuin man. His novel Fog A Dox won the Young Adult category of the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards and his most recent book Dark Emu won the NSW Premier's Award Book of the Year in 2016.



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