The Sydney School of Veterinary Science will hold our 7th Indigenous seminar series throughout May. We have invited an excellent group of prominent speakers to discuss topics related to:
- conservation of bilbies,
- the history of Australian native foods with recipes,
- land management and food production by pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians, and;
- student experiences in Indigenous communities.
These talks will be presented during the weekly School seminar series.
Venue: Webster Lecture Theatre, Veterinary Science Conference Centre (VSCC, Camperdown)
Time: 1-2 pm on May 4, 11, 18 and 26 (all Thursdays other than Friday 26 May)
I would appreciate if you could circulate and promote this in your departments, faculties and schools.
May 4, Simone Armstrong
“Student experiences from volunteering in Rural Indigenous Communities”
Simone is a DVM student at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. She will be sharing her experience and cultural competence perspectives from her visits to different Indigenous communities in central and northern Australia as part of animal health programs.
May 11, Sally Butler and Kate Crossing (Kiwirrkurra Indigenous Protected Area)
“Bilby conservation in the Gibson Desert by the Kiwirrkurra People ”
Sally (Kiwirrkurra Ranger and IPA Management Team member) and Kate (IPA Coordinator) will be sharing how the work by Indigenous communities and rangers from across the Northern Territory and Western Australia have increased the chance of saving Australia’s iconic Bilby from extinction.
May 18, John Newton
“The Oldest Foods on Earth: A History of Australian Native Foods with recipes”
John is a freelance writer, journalist and novelist. John will be sharing his latest book about Australian food, in particular the flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples for over 50,000 years.
May 26, Bruce Pascoe
Bruce is a celebrated Indigenous writer. He will be sharing his latest book and considerations in relation to how Indigenous people manage the land and have developed important systems of food production, giving a more accurate perspective of early Aboriginal history and agriculture.