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Author event: The Biggest Estate on Earth – Thursday 27 June 2013

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an event with Bill Gammage on Thursday 27th June, 2013, at 6.00 for 6.30pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.

In his latest book, Bill Gammage explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness – revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people.

For over a decade, Gammage has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape and has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire and the life cycles of native plants to ensure plentiful wildlife and plant foods throughout the year. We know Aboriginal people spent far less time and effort than Europeans in securing food and shelter, and now we know how they did it.

Bill Gammage is an author, historian and adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University.

Bookings by Tuesday 25th June to:
robina.weir@adelaide.edu.au

Telephone: 8313 4064
Open to the public
Gold coin admission

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