2010 Dean's Lecture on 10 March

A revolution in Australia? It sounds like a novel idea, but La Trobe historian Professor Richard Broome will argue that one happened right here on our doorstep…

Richard Broome ‘This idea in itself is revolutionary, because most people think revolutions happen everywhere else in the world,’ Professor Broome says.

Professor Broome has taught and researched Aboriginal history at La Trobe for thirty years.

‘My research shows a different way of understanding our past,’ he says.

‘By focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, my presentation will tie this in with new perspectives I have found in both Aboriginal history and environmental history.’

He cites changes made to the Australian environment during the pastoral settlement of regional Victoria, which has created precedents in land management today.

Professor Broome has authored seven books including his just released Aboriginal Australians: A history since 1788 (2010) and contributed to secondary education for Year 12 students in partnership with the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.

To attend the 2010 Dean’s Lecture please RSVP by to:

T: 03 5444 7374

E: bendigo-events@latrobe.edu.au

W:  www.latrobe.edu.au/bendigo/events

Issued by:  Zerin Knight, Ph (03) 5444 7375 M 0428 463 161 E z.knight@latrobe.edu.au