Dr. Ian Broinowski began writing the comfortable family history of his C19 ancestors in the Avoca/Fingal Valley, only to be drawn into the bloody history of the Black War. His cultural advisor on that journey was Jim Everett – Puralia Meenematta. His next work of fiction, The Pakana Voice Tales of a War Correspondent from Lutruwita (Tasmania) 1814 – 1856, benefited from the close working association he had formed with this generous Aboriginal elder. Ian shares some of the insights gained from working with disturbing facts and the need for the rigorous use of primary sources and verification alongside cultural sensitivity.
Dr. Ian Broinowski is presenting the Rebellious Facts and Comforting Fictions.
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