Biodiversity Dreaming Conference
The two-day conference is being organised by Greening Bathurst (a community group with the charter of conserving and managing the environmental and cultural assets of the Bathurst region).
The conference forms part of Bathurst’s bicentennial year celebrations in 2015. The Bathurst Region in the period 1815 to around 1850 was more-or-less equivalent to the vast Country of the Wiradjuri Nation. It included the Lachlan and Macquarie River catchments stretching to the Murrumbidgee River, around a quarter of the current area of New South Wales.
The two days have different themes, although there is some interchange.
Day 1 Biodiversity and Sustainability
Focusing on the biodiversity values of the region and how they have changed over 200 years.
Day 2 Agriculture and Biodiversity
Focusing on the relationship between biodiversity and agriculture. The Bathurst Region hosts Australia’s oldest inland agricultural lands.
On both days we will be seeking to imagine how the region’s future landscapes might look and function in 2115 and the processes by which such Dreaming might be implemented. We will be drawing on both Wiradjuri and non-Wiradjuri Wisdom in imagining and managing our present and future conservation and agricultural landscapes.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 - Wed, 11 Nov 2015
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Charles Sturt University, Panorama Avenue Bathurst NSW 2795, Australia
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