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How Aborigines Made Australia
Code: SR21  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: History, Indigenous, , Science & Environment
Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9847 6614
Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby Venue & Transport Info
Bill Gammage
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Before Europeans arrived in Australia, the land was shaped by an extraordinarily complex system of land management that was far more scientific than we have ever realised. Once Aboriginal people were no longer able to tend their country, it became overgrown and vulnerable to the hugely damaging bushfires we now experience.

With The Biggest Estate on Earth, Bill Gammage explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness. His rewriting of the history of a continent has huge implications for us today.

Presented with Hornsby Central Library.

Bill Gammage (Australian)

Bill Gammage is a historian and adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. He is best known as author of the groundbreaking The Broken Years: Australian soldiers in the Great War. He lives in Canberra.

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