MAINTAINING A CULTURE OVER MILLENIA
Bruce Pascoe, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
2016, 53 min 32 sec
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Reconciliation Seminar Series 1 June 2016 Mr Bruce Pascoe http://www.wehi.edu.au
Bruce Pascoe (born 1947) is an Aboriginal Australian writer of literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays and children’s literature. As well as his own name, Pascoe has written under the pen names Murray Gray and Leopold Glass. Since August 2020, he has been Enterprise Professor in Indigenous Agriculture at the University of Melbourne.
Pascoe is best known for his work Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? (2014), which reexamines colonial accounts of Aboriginal people in Australia and cites evidence of pre-colonial agriculture, engineering and building construction by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.