Living on Mallee Country - Deep Time to 1900

Emeritus Professor Richard Broome, FAHA, FRHSV, of La Trobe University, will deliver the 2019 Annual Lecture of the History Council of Victoria. This event is arranged with support from State Library Victoria and Monash University Publishing.

DATE
Wednesday 2 October 2019 (6.00 pm for 6.30 start)

VENUE
Village Roadshow Theatre, State Library Victoria (Entry 3, La Trobe Street, Melbourne)

PROGRAM
Please note that the Entry 3 doors in La Trobe Street will open at 6 pm. The lecture will commence at 6.30 pm and conclude at 7.30 pm.
In the foyer, before and after the lecture, Monash University Publishing will be selling copies of Mallee Country: Land, People, History.

TICKETS
Your contribution to this event will help the History Council of Victoria to promote history in Victoria.

$15 per head. 
OR
$10 for Friends of the History Council of Victoria. (If you are not yet a HCV Friend but would like to join, click here to subscribe.)

ABSTRACT:
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.

THE LECTURER:
Richard Broome, FAHA, FRHSV, Emeritus Professor in History at La Trobe University, is President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Chair of its Publications Committee, and Patron of the History Teacher’s Association of Victoria.  He has authored fourteen books. His latest book, Mallee Country: Land, People, History (2019), was written with co-authors Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes.

Mallee Country - book cover       Richard Broome - portrait

WHEN
October 02, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Village Roadshow Theatre
179 La Trobe St
(Entry 3)
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Margaret Birtley · · 0418 814 957

Will you come?

$15.00 Living on Mallee Country
HCV Annual Lecture 2019 - full price
$10.00 Living on Mallee Country
HCV Friends - Annual Lecture 2019 - discounted price

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