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Living on Mallee Country – Deep Time to 1900
October 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
RHSV President Emeritus Professor Richard Broome is delivering the 2019 History Council of Victoria’s Annual Lecture.
Mallee country being semi-arid scrub country has made living upon it difficult for humans but not other living things. This lecture will explore how mallee country was used by Aboriginal people from Deep Time to the pastoral era and how Europeans found, settled and often abandoned it as marginal sheep country. Living on mallee country revealed how Nature and Culture each shaped the other.
In the foyer, before and after the lecture, Monash University Publishing will be selling advance copies of Mallee Country: Land, People, History, co-authored by Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Katie Holmes and Andrea Gaynor.
Bookings can be made via the History Council website at https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/annual_lecture