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We had:

Amala Groom, Wiradjuri conceptual artist and hugely celebrated and awarded contemporary artist discussing the launch of the Here I Am: Art By Great Women, a new festival celebrating women creatives running for the entire summer (20 Nov 2020 – 28 Feb 2021). Here I am: Art By Great Women is a showcase of contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including street art, fine art, photography, illustration, digital, sculpture, film and more.

Peter Taylor, Great-grandson of William Hann’s 1872 Cape York expedition’s geologist, Norman Taylor discussing how six white men led by William Hann, a pastoralist from the Kennedy district of the new British colony of Queensland, set out to determine the mineral and agricultural potential of the supposedly “empty” Cape York peninsula. Read the paper by Peter Taylor and Nicole Huxley here:

Dr Amy Peden, School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney talking about how a key new study calls for more action on water safety at lakes. Researchers from Royal Life Saving, UNSW Sydney and James Cook University compared drowning deaths in lakes with rivers nationally, over a 5-year period between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2018, to inform targeted water safety measures.

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