The Australian Legend

A unique Australian four-part public lecture series, presented in partnership with Federation University & MADE Ballarat, designed to get you thinking, and to learn how Indigenous Australia influences our contemporary nation. July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th at MADE.

The Kangaroo tooth necklace

Maree Clark & Sabra Thorner

Sun 9 Jul 2:30pm – Adult $9, Concession $7

Join renowned artist, Maree Clark, and American Anthropologist, Sabra Thorner, as they discuss the fascinating story of the kangaroo tooth necklace, its history and how Maree has revived a cultural tradition in making the kangaroo tooth necklace.

Heros of Fire and Flood

Uncle Bryon Powell, Lucinda Horrocks, Jary Nemo & Dr Fred Cahir

Sun 16 Jul 2:30pm – Adult $9, Concession $7

Join award winning documentary film makers Jary Nemo & Lucinda Horrocks, revealing the remarkable stories about unsung Aboriginal heroes of bushfires and floods in the 19th century. And hear firsthand from local Aboriginal leader, Uncle Bryon Powell, on reinstating Aboriginal cultural burns in Victoria.

Sunday Roast Bushfood Style

Dr Fred Cahir, and Brigid Corcoran

Sun 23 Jul 2:30pm – Adult $9, Concession $7

Join Dr Fred Cahir, Brigid Corcoran & the Saltbush Kitchen crew for a fun afternoon learning how to create your own Bushfood Style Sunday Roast. Learn about the traditional foods of the Ballarat area and learn how to throw lots of delicious bushfood flavours around your kitchen! Tasting samples and bushfood drinks included.

Comedy, our great Australian Humour

Presented by BallaRAT COMEDY & Federation University

Sun 30 Jul 2:30pm – Adult $20, Concession $15

Where did Australian humour originate? Join Sean Choolburra and Kevin Kropinyeri and a ‘serious’ panel for an informative & but funny afternoon as we hear how the distinctive Australian sense of humour can be traced to the influence of Aboriginal humour. Sponsored by Federation University & BallaRAT CAT Comedy.