Beyond the Emu

SLQ Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Summary

Bruce Pascoe’s groundbreaking work, Dark Emu, has shifted the national conversation around the sophisticated environmental sciences and sustainable practices of Australia’s First Peoples. But how and where can those cultural knowledge systems be implemented as contemporary interventions in a world on the brink?

Join Torres Strait Islander knowledge-holder Uncle Jeff Aniba-Waia, performance maker Margaret Harvey, environmental advocate Lynette Wallworth, scientist and educator Joe Sambono and Indigenous activist Murrandoo Yanner to reflect on the responsive knowledge and ways of life that ensured environmental sustainability in Australia for millennia and learn how these approaches can be applied within a global context.

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Rhianna Patrick

Rhianna Patrick

Moderator

Rhianna Patrick

Rhianna Patrick is Torres Strait Islander woman with 20+ years as a media professional. She’s worked across Indigenous media, communications, radio, television documentaries and news. Rhianna currently presents a national...

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Margaret Harvey

Margaret Harvey

Participant

Margaret Harvey

Margaret Harvey recently completed her PhD at Monash University, titled Caring for Saibai Island Stories: conducting research and creating a performative story in an ethical and culturally appropriate way. She...

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Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth

Participant

Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth is an Emmy Award-winning artist/filmmaker. Her works have been presented at the UN General Congress, the UN Vienna, the Australian Parliament and Washington State Department. Wallworth was awarded...

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Jeff Aniba-Waia

Jeff Aniba-Waia

Participant

Jeff Aniba-Waia

Jeff Aniba-Waia is a Knowledge Custodian and Choreographer of clan groups Ait Koedal and Dhoeybaw of Saibai Island, and a senior member of dance troupes, Ariw Peonipan and Muyngu Koekaper...

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Marcus Hughes

Marcus Hughes

Moderator

Marcus Hughes

Marcus Hughes is Head of Indigenous Engagement & Strategy at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney. He has worked within the arts and cultural sector throughout Australia...

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Joe Sambono

Joe Sambono

Participant

Joe Sambono

Joe is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander science curriculum specialist. He proudly identifies as a Jingili man with Aboriginal family connections throughout NT, QLD, and WA. He is an...

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Murrandoo Yanner

Murrandoo Yanner

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Murrandoo Yanner

Murrandoo Yanner is an activist and a champion of Indigenous rights. He is a Gangalidda man from Moungibi (Burketown) in the lower Gulf of Carpentaria. He is a Director of...

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Location

Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101, Australia

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