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A better future for all

Living with the land, learning from the past​

In conversation with Kerry O’Brien and Bruce Pascoe​

Welcome to the livestream for the third instalment of A better future for all, Griffith University’s in-conversation series, presented in partnership with HOTA, Home of the Arts.

In this conversation, renowned journalist Kerry O’Brien and celebrated Indigenous author Bruce Pascoe explored the way Bruce’s critically acclaimed book Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of Agriculture challenges conventional thinking about the First Australians as hunter gatherers.

In this book Bruce draws on the historical record to recreate a much more sophisticated picture of an ancient civilisation in Australia before the Europeans arrived. This is at odds with colonial and post-colonial stereotypes and points to ways that Indigenous knowledge can provide lessons that can be applied today, despite the backlash which has attempted to discredit him.

The details


Thursday 8 October 2020

6 – 7.15 pm AEST


Livestreamed from HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast

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