Events

Indigenous seminar series


26 May 2017

We are finishing on a high-our last speaker will be Bruce Pascoe who is a celebrated Indigenous writer. Bruce will be sharing his latest book:-

"Dark Emu, Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?", and considerations in relation to how Indigenous people manage the land and have developed important systems of food production, giving a more accurate perspective of early Aboriginal history and agriculture.

Bruce Pascoe is an Australian Indigenous writer from the Bunurong clan, of the Kulin nation. He lives in Gipsy Point, Far East Gippsland with Lyn Harwood. Details on previous awards and roles: Published and Edited Australian Short Stories magazine 1982-1999, winner Australian Literature Award (Shark) 1999, Radio National Short Story 1998, FAW Short Story 2010, Prime Minister's Award for Literature (Yong Adult) 2013, NSW Premier's Book of the Year, Dark Emu, 2016. Board member of First Languages Australia. Past Secretary Bidwell-Maap Aboriginal Nation.

Bruce's most recent books: 'Bloke', published by Penguin in 2009. 'Chainsaw File', Oxford, 2010, 'Fog; a Dox', Magabala, 2012 (2013 PM's Award, and shortlisted for the WA Premier's Award and the Deadlies Award). 'Dark Emu', the history of Aboriginal agriculture, was published in 2014, was shortlisted in the Victorian and Queensland Literature awards and won the NSW Premier's book of the Year, 2016. 'Sea Horse', young adult novel, Magabala 2015. 'Mrs Whitlam', YA, 2016, shortlisted for the Children's Book Council Awards 2017.


Time: 1-2pm

Location: VSCC Webster LT

Cost: Free

Contact: A/Prof Jaime Gongora

Email: 2b0327182b452600085f1f252631253e0e0a10014955371c6a0947