The Indigenous peoples of Australia had 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 early forms of land management as described in the records and diaries of Colonial explorers. They will also consider what we can learn from these practices today.
Related links: Science, History, Ancient Australia, Geography, Agriculture
Supported by NSW Education Standards Authority.
Bruce Pascoe (Australian)
Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong, Tasmanian and Yuin man. He is a member of Yuin Gurandgi, past secretary of Bidwell-Maapand has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Bruce has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. His book Fog A Dox, won the Young Adult category of the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Dark Emu won the NSW Premier’s Award Book of the Year in 2016.
Jamila Rizvi (Australian)
Jamila is a writer, presenter and commentator. She writes a weekly political column for News Limited and appears regularly on Channel 10, ABC and SBS. She was previously editor-in-chief of the Mamamia Women's Network and prior to entering the media, she worked for the Rudd and Gillard Governments. Jamila's first book is Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women. It will be published in 2017.