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They Rescued Us : Book Launch and Film Screening.

03/12/2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Aboriginal Scrimshaw

Book Launch and Film Screening : They Rescued Us! Aboriginal Heroes On Country and Acts of Heroism.

A premiere film screening, book launch, digital map debut and panel discussion about a surprising and forgotten aspect of Australian history – the enthralling history of the rescues of thousands of colonists by Aboriginal people from life-threatening situations such as bush fires, floods, shipwrecks and being lost in the bush.

Award-winning author Associate Professor (Dr) Fred Cahir discusses his latest book They Rescued Us! Aboriginal Heroes on Country with filmmakers Wind & Sky Productions (creators of a new film Acts of Heroism) Professor Andrew Gunstone and First Nations composer and singer Deb Lowah Clark.

This event complements Beating About The Bush in its critical questioning of the stories Australians have told about the bush and who it is Australians regard as pioneers and heroes. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the launch.

Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry but bookings essential



Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat, Victoria 3356 Australia
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0423 242 972
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Art Gallery of Ballarat
03 5320 5858
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