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Drought stories, past & present

Thursday 19 September 2013, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, La Trobe St
Has wheelchair access Has hearing loop

Come to this free talk exploring how rural Australians have developed their own narratives of hope and endurance in a changing world.

Droughts have long punctuated Australia’s rural, regional and national histories. Here, Dr Deb Anderson (National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University) and Dr Ruth Morgan (History, Monash University) consider how Victorians and Western Australians in the Mallee and the Wheatbelt have experienced drought and climate change over the past century.

The seminar will draw on the oral history collections of Museum Victoria, the State Library of Western Australia and the National Library of Australia.