CABAH/CMS Public Lecture & Yarn

Event Date: 8 November, 2023
Start time: 5:30 pm

Public Lecture & yarn “A Whale of a Difference:  Southern Right Whale Culture and the Making of the Tasman World" Ryan Tucker Jones Ann Swindells Professor of History, University of Oregon, USA

This event is jointly hosted by the Centre for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) & Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS), organised by Dr Chris Wilson, Aboriginal Heritage Research Fellow with the College of Arts, Law and Education at Utas.

Wed, 8 Nov 2023 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS

This lecture will discuss new insights into whale culture to reconsider the history of the Tasman world. Specifically, it brings evidence of changing whale culture in the early 19th century to help explain the very different colonial and Indigenous histories of whaling from Tasmania to southern Australia to Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is a free event, but bookings are essential (link below).


5.30.540 Introduction and Welcome - Dr Chris Wilson

5.40-6.20 A Whale of a Difference: Southern Right Whale Culture and the Making of the Tasman World - Prof Ryan Jones, University of Oregan, USA

6.20-6.50 Panel Yarning about Whaling and Sealing & Relationships to the Tasman (A/Prof Rebe Taylor, CALE UTAS on Kangaroo Island and Whaling,

SA Whaling Stations Victor Harbour, Dr Adam Paterson SA Maritime Museum; Ngarrindjeri Whaling Narratives, Dr Chris Wilson,

6.50-7.00pm –A Starting Point for New Collaborations - Summary and Questions?

Event Details
Wednesday 8th November 2023
5:30 pm
IMAS Salamanca - 20 Castray Esplanade Battery Point, TAS 7004
Team Details
University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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