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A COMPLICATED AUSTRALIAN

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📅 SATURDAY 11 AUGUST
🕑 4.30pm-5.15pm
📍 LA TROBE ART INSTITUTE
👤 Bruce Pascoe with Claire Flanagan-Smith

Bruce Pascoe argues for a more nuanced way of looking at pre-colonial Aboriginal history. Once a teacher and editor, he wrote a string of novels for adults and younger readers before his hunch about his own heritage was confirmed. His long investigation into the culture of Aboriginal Australia reinvigorated his writing. The many projects he is involved in now include the retrieval and teaching of Wathaurong language of south western Victoria. Claire Flanagan-Smith talks with Bruce about his writing, and where now for the storyteller who calls himself a typical “complicated Australian”.

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