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Australia’s First Naturalists

Tuesday 14th May / presented by Teri Campbell

As silent partners, Aboriginal Australians gave Europeans their first views of iconic animals, such as the Koala and Superb Lyrebird, and helped to unravel the mystery of the Echidna and Platypus.  

Indigenous people were routinely engaged by those with an interest in Australia’s animals, yet this significant participation was barely acknowledged.

New book Australia's First Naturalists aims to shed light on this unique background of the discovery of Australia's fauna, and author Lynette Russell joined RTRFM to discuss the book and its backdrop.

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