This week on 7.30 ACT

johnboy 13 October 2011

This in from our friends at the ABC.

1. The Biggest Estate

Local author and historian Bill Gammage has a new book called “The Biggest Estate on Earth – how Aborigines Made Australia”.

One critic has already described it as the most important Australian book of the new century. It reveals a revolutionary perspective on the land management techniques of Australia’s indigenous population.

2. Duncan’s Dream

Connection to the land and to its people is the main message of artist Duncan Smith.

A Wiradjuri man, he has an intense personal interest in the education and future prospects of Indigenous children.

Through his work as a mentor, performer and educator in ACT schools, he reaches out not just to Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander students, but to non-Indigenous pupils as well. His own five children are all part of the act … one that he hopes will change the way we view Australian culture.

3. Piano Hero

Edward Neeman is a young Australian American pianist about to make his mark on the international scene. A graduate of Julliard, he was schooled in Canberra. He came back to play with the CSO – and talk to the ABC.

4. Frank Bergersen’s Floriade

Another photographic interpretation of Floriade, this one by Frank Bergersen – with musical accompaniment by Edward Neeman.

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