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Merrigong Talking Point – Hidden Histories

Sat 15 Feb

Hidden Histories

Join us for inspired, insightful conversation and questions. 

PanelistsAunty Barbara Nicholson, Luke Carroll (Curator, Black Cockatoo) and Colin Smith (Actor, Black Cockatoo).

Facilitator: Leland Kean (Artistic Development Manager)

Black Cockatoo tells an incredible true story from Aboriginal history; a hidden story of triumph and tragedy. Similarly, Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu has unfolded a true history of pre-colonial Australia that was hidden away for more than 150 years. What else is untapped or unknown in the history of Australia’s first people, and what can these hidden histories show us about different ways of seeing the country and its “truer history”?

This Merrigong Talking Point accompanies the perfomance of Black Cockatoo.

About Aunty Barbara Nicholson Aunty Barbara is an Elder of the Wadi Wadi people. She is project leader of the Ngana Barangarai (Black Wallaby) Literary Program and Chief Editor of Dreaming Inside: Voices from Junee Correctional Centre. She serves on the Board of the South Coast Writers Centre and is a member of the First Nations Australia Writers Network. She is a poet, activist, recipient of numerous awards in Aboriginal Education, a published academic, university lecturer and has taught course work to inmate students at Goulburn Gaol and JCC. She holds a degree in English Literature (Newcastle) and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (UOW).

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