The Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry Cluster at the University of Newcastle (Australia) is pleased to announce the next paper in our 2021 seminar series, on Friday 6 August 2021 from 10-11am Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10). A Zoom link is below. Our presenter is:
Lyndall Ryan in Conversation with Cassandra Pybus about her Book Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse.
Truganini (1812-1876) is probably the best known Aboriginal woman in Australian colonial history. Yet next to nothing was known about her before her death in 1876 when she became famous for supposedly being ‘the last’ of her people. The stories that have been told about her — as a selfless heroine, a femme fatale, the betrayer of her people — tells us more about settler attitudes and justifications than about Truganini.
In this conversation, Lyndall Ryan and Cassandar Pybus, two leading historians of the First people of Tasmania, discuss Truganini in new ways, to place her in a very different context. Based on decades on research and her own settler family’s connections with Truganini, Cassandra Pybus reveals a woman who was not a tragic victim of an inexorable historical process, rather a strategic survivor of the apocalyptic calamity of settler colonialism.
Zoom meeting ID: 870 4036 3272 (Open from 9:45am)
To Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uonewcastle.zoom.us/j/87040363272?pwd=QTJQait4ZFFMa1pKYVgzQzhPTH...
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Dr Sacha Davis
The University of Newcastle
University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia