Bruce Pascoe - Award-winning Australian writer, editor and anthologist

Bruce Pascoe - Award-winning Australian writer, editor and anthologist

Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 1:00pm
End Time: 
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 2:00pm


​Aboriginal agriculture: Maintaining a culture over millennia


​Reconciliation seminar series hosted by Professor Len Harrison

Join us for light refreshments following the seminar

The institute seeks to provide staff and students with education opportunities to develop their awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture as part of our commitment to reconciliation.

Maintaining a culture over millennia

In this seminar, Bruce presents his work on Australia's First Peoples, and how they maintained their culture over millennia.

From journals and records of early explorers and surveyors, Bruce finds descriptions of Aboriginal people engineering sophisticated dwellings and irrigation systems. Cultivation of vast areas of land for yam fields, as well as harvesting, storing and milling grain is also recognised.

Speaker biography

Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning Australian writer, editor and anthologist. He is of Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian heritage

Bruce edited the Australian Short Stories magazine from 1982-1998, he is the winner of  a number of awards for his writing including the Australian Literature Award (Shark) 1999, Radio National Short Story 1998, FAW Short Story 2010, and the Prime Minister's Award for Literature (Young Adult) 2013. Bruce's books include Night Animals, Fox, Shark, Nightjar, Ocean, Bloke, Convincing Ground: Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country, Fog a Dox and Dark Emu.

National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June​

Welcome to country will be performed by Michelle Mills (Aunty Di Kerr's daughter).