Evelyn Araluen: Dropbear
'I told you this was a thirst so great it could carve rivers.'
Award-winning poet Evelyn Araluen’s fierce debut poetry collection, Dropbear, confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury. Araluen offers an eloquent witness to the entangled present, an uncompromising provocation of history, and an embattled but redemptive hope for a…
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Order: This Place Has a Past
Art: Kate Banazi
Across three episodes, we’re bringing you a special audio edition of Notes, the Wheeler Centre’s digital publishing series. For this edition, participants in our 2020 podcast development programme, Signal Boost have created audio stories around the theme 'Order'.
It’s a word that brings to mind structure, organisation, command or subjugation. Think: the natural order, alphabetical order, out of order. It’s a title, descriptor, an alternative. A holy order, a tall order, or law and order? It can be a direction, or a request. Get your house in order. Take your marching orders.
In this episode, Maddi Miller delves into the hidden stratigraphy of Melbourne.
Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
The winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced tonight by the Minister for Creative Industries, Danny Pearson. For the first time, the Awards ceremony was held as a free online digital event.
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Broadly Speaking: Robin Wall Kimmerer and Tara June Winch
Robin Wall Kimmerer and Tara June Winch
‘When a language dies, so much more than words are lost,’ the botanist and writer Robin Wall Kimmerer has said. ‘Language is the dwelling place of ideas that do not exist anywhere else.’
In our Broadly Speaking talk on translation and language, we bring together two First Nations writers whose work reflects on Indigenous languages and the languages of the natural world.
Kimmerer is a professor of environmental biology at the State University of New York and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She’s also the author of the remarkable bestselling essay collection, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.
In this podcast, she speaks with acclaimed Wiradjuri writer Tara June Winch, whose Miles Franklin-winning novel, The Yield, is about traditional language and the stories that words contain. Join them as they discuss how living organisms and living languages can connect us to the past and enrich our collective future.
The Broadly Speaking series is proudly supported by Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and family.
We had a few technical problems while trying to record this conversation as an event, scheduled for Tuesday 27 October at 6.15pm – so we rescheduled the discussion to take place exclusively in podcast form.
The Leap Year
19 Alison Anderson on remote NT communities
The public health response to Covid-19 in remote Indigenous communities has been a remarkable success story of the pandemic in Australia. In this episode, Sally speaks with the former Northern Territory politician Alison Anderson, about how communities, health services and all levels of government worked together to keep Covid-19 out.
Working with Words: Nardi Simpson
Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay novelist and musician. She's a member of the acclaimed musical duo Stiff Gins and the author of a new novel, Song of the Crocodile. Nardi spoke with us about oral storytelling, writing long-hand and the many qualities of Persuasion's Anne Elliot.
Anything and everything in First Nations from across our archives.
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25 Years … and Counting: The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
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