The First Scientists – Aboriginal Science in Queensland
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10 March 2016 Queensland Museum

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Queensland Museum

Location

Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date

10 March 2016

Time

6:00pm

Cost

Free
Dale Chapman
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Dale Chapman

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Dale Chapman

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Mibu Fischer
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Mibu Fischer

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Mibu Fischer

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John Locke
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John Locke

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John Locke

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Jim Walker
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Jim Walker

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Jim Walker

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Summary

“If you want to learn about the essence of how science works, how people learn to solve practical problems, the answer may be clearer in an Aboriginal community than in a high-tech laboratory.” *

Aboriginal science has developed through many millennia of inquiry, experimentation and teaching to reveal patterns across vast cycles of space and time.

These knowledge systems have a vast number of applications to contemporary science and sustainability in Australia.

Join a panel of leading practitioners as they discuss the past, present and future of Indigenous science in Queensland.

https://theconversation.com/aboriginal-people-how-to-misunderstand-their-science

 

Meet the Speakers From Australian bush tucker to French chefs in Nice, Dale Chapman is busy sharing her special blend of ancient Australian foods and contemporary cuisine internationally and at home. Born in Dirranbandi, Kooma tribal lands, Dale always had a passion for cooking and moved to Brisbane to start her apprenticeship. After a distinguished career in hospitality and community education, she started The Dilly Bag Bush Tucker Products and Learning Programs aiming to share these unique foods and tastes with the public and to also re-introduce her People to using bush tucker. Mibu Fischer is a descendent of the Noonuccal, Ngugi and Gorenpul clans of Quandamooka (Moreton Bay and its southern bay islands, including parts of the adjacent mainland from the Brisbane River down to the Logan River). Fischer’s childhood affinity with the sea developed into scientific endeavour in her adulthood. Spurred on by a passion for keeping Australia’s ocean ecosystem thriving for future generations, she is researching sustainable marine resources, through a variety of techniques both at home in Australia and in the South Pacific. John Locke is a biocultural strategist with over 20 years experience and expertise in on-ground and strategic issues intersecting Indigenous rights and interests, and complex biological, linguistic and cultural linkages of Indigenous societies and related landscape scales. Jim Walker is an Aboriginal man and is of the Iman and Goreng Goreng peoples of Central Queensland.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Murri Mura Aboriginal Corporation and the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action. Walker worked for 7.5 years with CSIRO (Australia’s premier science research agency) and was the previous Manager for Indigenous Engagement for CSIRO.

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia