Centenary Chat. Bill Gammage and Jake Gillen - ‘The Biggest Estate on Earth’

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Thursday, 11 July 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Professor Bill Gammage in his recent book The Biggest Estate on Earth revealed that Aboriginal Australians used fire management to transform the continent into a mosaic of grasslands and other kinds of plant communities to ensure their supplies of wildlife and plant foods. He will discuss his findings with Jake Gillen from the ANU’s Fenner School of Environment and Society.

Bill Gammage is an adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the ANU, researching Aboriginal land management at the time of contact (“1788”).