Talking Ideas: Narelle Oliver Lecture With Bruce Pascoe - slq Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland - Tickets

Talking Ideas: Narelle Oliver Lecture With Bruce Pascoe
Venue slq Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Dates 24 May 2019

Join Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu) as he delivers this year’s Narelle Oliver Lecture acknowledging the International Year of Indigenous Languages and encouraging us to teach children the truth about Australia’s history.

Pascoe is a long-time student and teacher of Wathaurong language and has worked extensively on the resurrection of the Yuin language understanding that culture is embedded in language.

About Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong man born in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. He is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Pascoe has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Pascoe has published more than 20 adult and children’s titles, including Ocean, Convincing Ground: Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country, Fog a Dox, and Dark Emu: Black Seed: Agriculture Or Accident?.  Pascoe won the 2016 Book of the Year NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Dark Emu and was co-winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writer’s Prize. Dark Emu was also shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing. Fog a Dox won the 2013 Prime Ministers Literary Award for YA Fiction.

The Narelle Oliver Lecture is an initiative of Book Links Queensland raising the profile of Children’s Literature.

Find out more about Bruce Pascoe in this Guardian interview and watch his TEDx Talk here.

The Library Shop will have a selection of Bruce Pascoe’s books available for sale at the event and you are invited to meet him post-event to have your book signed. 


Come along early and enjoy live music, hot snacks, cold beer and wine at the Library Café Bar.



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Full $37
Conc $32

Groups 6+ $32

Full + The Little Red Yellow Black Book $55.50
Conc + The Little Red Yellow Black Book $50

Full + Dark Emu $55.50
Conc + Dark Emu $50


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