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Saturday, 2 August 2014

'Lost in the Bush' - the legacy

'The Lost Children' by Nicholas Chevalier, 1864
'Lost in the Bush : a contemporary legacy' will be a conversation with Jenny Beer from the Barengi Gadjin Land Council and Ros Ryan from the Wimmera Regional Library Corporation.
The Conversation will be chaired by well-known author and Age Journalist Martin Flanagan, who has an intimate knowledge of one of the players - Jungunjinanuke also known as Dick-A-Dick or King Richard - from writing 'The Call' a novel based on Tom Wills and the1868 Aboriginal cricket team. Jungunjinanuke was a member of the team as well as one of the trackers who helped find the 'Lost in the Bush' children.
Jenny Beer a Wotjobaluk elder, is the great-great-grand-daughter of Jungunjinanuke.
The Lost story has endured through the generations and has continually been associated with children and education.
The Conversation will place the Lost events in their historical perspective and discuss the ongoing cultural legacy of the story - themes of lost children, Australian identity, endurance, and reconciliation.
'Lost in the Bush : a contemporary legacy' will be at the Horsham Library, Gateway Centre, at 7:30pm on Tuesday 12th August, 2014.
Bookings are essential, Phone 5382 5707 or visit the library to book a place.

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