Catch acclaimed Indigenous author Bruce Pascoe in conversation in Kyneton

Catch acclaimed Indigenous author Bruce Pascoe in conversation in Kyneton

Released: 14 June 2017

Macedon Ranges Shire Council, in partnership with the Macedon Ranges Reconciliation Group, is hosting a unique opportunity to hear award-winning Indigenous writer Bruce Pascoe in conversation during the John Morieson Oration night, at the Kyneton Mechanics Institute on 8 July from 7.30pm to 9pm.  

The event will be held during NAIDOC Week, a national celebration from 2 to 9 July that honours the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  

Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe will be discussing his latest award-winning work, Dark Emu; which presents a radically different view of Australia’s first peoples as hunter gatherers.  

Through extracts of early explorer’s journals and records, Bruce asserts that Aboriginal people across the continent were engineering sophisticated dwellings and irrigation systems, along with domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting and storing.  

The evening is in honour of the late John Morieson, an academic of Aboriginal history and cosmology, a social activist for Indigenous education, and local member of the Macedon Ranges Reconciliation Group.  

Come along to the event, and find out more about the ideas that underpin Bruce’s fascinating work, Dark Emu, and discover more about the life and work of John Morieson.   

The cost is $15 and bookings are essential.  

To book tickets, see: NAIDOC or email Jenny at mrreconciliation@gmail.com or contact Emilie on 5422 0333 or ebyrne@mrsc.vic.gov.au

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