Keynote presentation: Bruce Pascoe

Craig Theatre, Gateway Building, Trinity College

Join us for this keynote presentation by Indigenous writer and anthologist Bruce Pascoe, recipient of the 2018 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

Bruce will draw on research from his most recent book Dark Emu: Black Seeds: agriculture or accident. Awarded the NSW Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016, Dark Emu includes compelling descriptions of pre-colonial Aboriginal agriculture based on accounts from early European explorers. The book argues that Australia must reconsider the 'hunter-gatherer' conception of pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians.

Bruce’s unique insights into pre-colonial Aboriginal systems of food production and land stewardship is highly valuable for researchers and is important to consider in the context of a changing climate.