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Unsettling: An insight into landscape change from Barry Golding

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Professor Barry Golding is speaking on his insights into the changing conservation and care of 6 peaks in Southern Dja Dja Wurrung Country.

Bunanyung Landscape Alliance is proud to present a FREE talk by Prof Barry Golding.

A respect for landscape is built into our name. We recognise that landscapes change, and that our perceptions of landscape are strongly contingent on culture. Professor Barry Golding is undertaking a State Library Victoria Fellowship in 2023. His project involves research and writing a book, Six Peaks Speak: Unsettling changes in Southern Dja Dja Wurrung Country.
Prof Golding’s exploration of Aboriginal, colonial and scientific responses to landscape in part of the Central Highlands will be of interest to all like-minded people.

His presentation is based on emerging insights from his wide-ranging research for the SLV Fellowship, using ‘unsettling’ as an underpinning theme. His aim is to provide evidence-informed insights into the conservation of mountains in the landscape, with the broader aim of making informed decisions about their care as important public places.

The six peaks of particular interest are today known as mounts Kooroocheang, Beckworth, Greenock, Tarrengower, Alexander and Franklin.
Barry acknowledges the support of the State Library Victoria and Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.

Who is Barry Golding?

Barry Golding AM has lived in Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Central Highlands Victoria most of his life.

He is an Honorary Professor with Federation University Australia in Ballarat, has extensive research experience in vocational and adult learning and is widely published. His academic research has focused mainly on equity and access to learning in less formal community contexts, with an emphasis on informal learning through participation in community organisations.

He has completed many national and international studies of older men’s learning and well being through community participation, including through Men’s Sheds internationally. Barry is an honorary Patron of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, a former President of Adult Learning Australia, and in 2016 was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Aside from a PhD in Education from University of Melbourne, Barry has an Honours Degree in Science (Geology) from The University of Melbourne, a Bachelor Arts (majoring in Philosophy of Science and Feminism) from Deakin University, as well as postgraduate qualifications in Environmental Science (Masters) from Monash University and Education (Graduate Diploma in Education and Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration) from The University of Melbourne.

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Professor Barry Golding

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October 10
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