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Author Talk – Bill Gammage talks Swamps

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Thu 12 Jul, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

@ Mokoan Hub

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Part of the Yenbena Woka Indigenous Festival.
An engaging and entertaining speaker, with a wealth of insights to offer, this event will change the way you look at our landscape.

In his book The Biggest Estate on Earth, Bill Gammage “Explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people.” For this visit to Winton Wetlands, Bill will talk about the significance of swamps and wetlands in our landscape.

TICKETS: $20 + booking fee

Includes supper of soup, bread, savoury scones and tea & coffee. Drinks at bar prices.

About the author

Bill Gammage is an emeritus professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), researching Aboriginal land management. He grew up in Wagga, and was an ANU undergraduate and postgraduate before teaching history at the Universities of Papua New Guinea and Adelaide. He wrote The Broken Years on Australian soldiers in the Great War (1974), Narrandera Shire (1986), The Sky Travellers on the 1938-39 Hagen-Sepik Patrol in New Guinea (1998), and The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia (2011). He served the National Museum of Australia for three years as Council member, deputy chair and acting chair. He was made a Freeman of the Shire of Narrandera in 1987, a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences in 1991, and an AM in 2005.

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