Discovering History Lecture

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Black Gold: Indigenous people's role on central Victorian Goldfields

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Date:
Thursday 06 August 2020 05:30 pm until Thursday 06 August 2020 06:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Dr Ruth Ford
03 5444 7981; www. latrobe.edu.au/archaeology-and-history/
Presented by:
Professor Fred Cahir
Type of Event:
Public Lecture
Cost:
Free

Black Gold: Indigenous people’s experiences on Central Victorian Goldfields

Dr Fred Cahir is an Associate Professor in Aboriginal History at Federation University. Fred’s Masters and PhD focused on local Victorian Aboriginal history. Fred is a prolific researcher having published 7 books and over 40 scholarly articles and chapters in the past eight years on topics ranging from anthropology to zoology. One of his most recent book publications (May 2019) is "My Country all gone. The White men have stolen it”: The Invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870.

Fred Cahir tells the story about the magnitude of Aboriginal involvement on the central Victorian gold fields in the middle of the nineteenth century. Come along and hear how Aboriginal people often figured significantly in the search for gold and the stories of their involvement from passive presence, to active discovery, to shunning the goldfields.

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