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DATE:  Wednesday 22 September 2021
TIME:  10.00-11.30am
21 September 2021
COST: $30 (GST Inclusive)
NESA: Elective PD*


In 2017 Grace Karskens found an extraordinary document in the Mitchell Library’s collection: the Reverend John McGarvie’s 1829 ‘Native Names of Places on the Hawkesbury’. Working with a team of Aboriginal researchers, artists, teachers and knowledge holders, as well as archaeologists, linguists and local experts, she has mapped over 90 of the place names on McGarvie’s list. It is now possible to know and use them once more, and also to read them in the wider contexts of early colonial history, Aboriginal art and archaeology, traditional knowledge and the geography of the river itself.

Places and words are always deeper and more complicated than they look. Locked in these river names are clues not only to the wider landscape of the river in the late 1820s, but to an Aboriginal way of seeing the world, and possibilities for different ways to read this Country.

This public webinar will include three main parts:

  1. Professor Grace Karskens discussing her research into the Hawkesbury region (published in her most recent book 'People of the River'),
  2. Marika Duczynski from the State Library of NSW discussing the curation of the Dyarubbin exhibit opened at the library in 2021,
  3. Question and answer session.

It will run for approximately 90 minutes.

Presenter: Professor Grace Karskens & Marika Duczynski
Timing: Join the webinar at 9.50am for a 10.00-11.30am meeting.
Cost: $30 (GST inclusive)
Public Lecture: All registrants are welcome
NESA: Elective PD*
*Participation in this webinar may be used as evidence of 'Elective PD' for maintenance of NESA accreditation. For more information, please visit the NESA website.



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