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November 11: The Human Face of the Kimberley” with Ian Morris
11 November 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
In many ways, the Kimberley is different to any other region in Australia, going back to its geological separation from the main continent in pre-human times and its subsequent dramatic reconnection. In terms of its human history, the dates go way back and there are still many unanswered questions. Was the Kimberley region the gateway to human colonisation of this country? Who were the first peoples, where did they come from and what does their history now tell us? What has happened since that early colonisation leading to today’s diverse Kimberley society?
In this presentation, Ian Morris will take a look at the fascinating social connections, highlighted by recent archaeology, anthropology, including rock art, genetics, even sea level change and many other aspects of our human history which we were never taught about at school!
Ian is a biologist, author and conservationist who is one of Australia’s most acclaimed naturalists. In the 1980s he worked with conservationist John Sinclair of Fraser Island fame, who began running safaris through the remote Kimberley ecosystems in conjunction with the various clans and traditional owners. With a long history of working with the traditional owners of the Kimberley and Arnhem Land, Ian has an abiding love for the Top End.
Everyone is welcome at the Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville on November 11. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Entry is $5 by tap & go at the door which includes morning tea/coffee.