Entheogenesis Australis recently caught up with Aboriginal Australian writer and historian Bruce Pascoe for a meandering yarn. To tide our ethnobotanical appetites over until our main event on December 5th we are screening our meeting with Bruce early, on this Saturday the 27th at 2pm AEST. Register free here - where possible donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work.
In a free-flowing lecture, Bruce covers much cultural, botanical, political and spiritual ground. He explains the link between Aboriginal massacre and harvest sites, the importance of Aboriginal language names for property rights, his experience baking dancing grass bread and approaches for respectfully collecting botanical specimens on Country.
This is a special pre-event lecture for the Entheogenesis Australis' Garden States Forum. We hope to see you there!
Please note that Bruce lives in a remote area. This talk can be enjoyed as a video but is also well suited to a podcast format while gardening.
Bruce Pascoe has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Young Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2019), New South Wales Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016 for Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2014) and the Prime Minister’s Literature Award for Young Adult fiction for Fog a Dox (Magabala Books 2012) in 2013. In 2018 Bruce was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Bruce is a Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man, and currently lives on his farm in Gippsland, Victoria.
[Image credit: Matthew Newton, Rummin Productions]