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Country needs people. Mapping and minding shared lands with Kim Mahood

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Alice Springs Public Library

Corner of Gregory Terrace and Leichhardt Terraces

Alice Springs, NT 0870

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Country needs people
Mapping and minding shared lands with Kim Mahood

Growing recognition that the Australian ecological landscape is a product of many thousand years of deliberate burning has provoked a shift in thinking about land management practices. Between Indigenous concepts of “caring for country” and Western principles of environmental preservation, what are the benchmarks for a “two way” approach in negotiating the future we share?

Join Kim Mahood in conversation with Glenn Morrison about her most recent essay published in The Monthly.

Bookings essential. FREE. Refreshments provided.

To read an extract from the essay Click Here


Kim Mahood is the author of two non-fiction books, the recently-published memoir Position Doubtful, and the multi award-winning Craft for a Dry Lake, published in 2000. She wrote the much-circulated essay ‘Kartiya are like Toyotas – white workers on Australia’s cultural frontier’, and her work is published in art, literary and current affairs journals. Kim grew up in Central Australia, and is a regular visitor to Alice Springs.

Glenn Morrison is the author of Songlines and Fault Lines: Epic walks of the Red Centre (Melbourne University Press, 2017).

This talk is presented in partnership between the NT Writers’ Centre and the Alice Springs Public Library.

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