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.
Wednesday 2 October 2019 (5.45 pm for 6.30 start)
Village Roadshow Theatre, State Library Victoria (Entry 3, La Trobe Street, Melbourne)
Please note that the Entry 3 doors in La Trobe Street will open at 5.45 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 advance copies of Mallee Country: Land, People, History.
Your contribution to this event will help the History Council of Victoria to promote history in Victoria.
$15 per head.
$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.)
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.
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 and will be launched in November.
179 La Trobe St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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