Talking Country with Bruce Pascoe
“There’s so much information about our country encapsulated in Aboriginal languages that we’d be silly not to get involved because it teaches us so much about our land.”
On this episode of Glam City, Anna calls up author and historian, Bruce Pascoe from his home on the south coast of New South Wales to have a yarn about history and language. Bruce discusses his motivations for writing his award winning book Dark Emu and what we can learn from Aboriginal place names.
- You can find out more about Bruce’s work with First Languages Australia on their website.
- Bruce Pascoe’s 2014 novel, Dark Emu, was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, Victorian Premier’s Award and won the Indigenous Writer’s Prize in the 2016. Get yourself a copy at Magabala Books.
- You can help Bruce’s ABC project, This Place by visiting their website and submitting an Aboriginal place name.
This podcast is produced on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.
Music provided by: Henrik Neesgaard, Gunnar Johnsén, Magnus Ringblom, Lotus and Flouw
Photo: Rachel Mounsey
Thanks to the ABC for audio from This Place
Jason L’Ecuyer is the Executive Producer