Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2018 - Page 29

THE LONGEST HISTORY LECTURE EVER Join local historian Neil Huybregts as he attempts to break the world record for the longest history lecture. Drop in for five minutes, or five hours!      WHERE: Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, Sturt Street WHEN: 10am–4pm, Saturday COST: Free RETHINKING THE AUSTRALIAN LEGEND THE LEGENDS OF FLOOD Discover this refreshing and entertaining series exploring Australian Indigenous technology in flood.  Take part in the fire-side chat and informal lecture revealing the remarkable stories of Aboriginal heroes of floods in the 19th century and the ingenuity of Indigenous technology and design.  This also includes a stringy bark canoe exhibit.  Throughout the day there is a camp fire to keep you warm and a pop-up bushfood cafe serving bushfood soups, dampa and bush tea.       WHERE: Alfred Deakin Place (behind the Ballarat Art Gallery) WHEN: 11am and 3pm, Saturday COST: Free THE LEGENDS OF FIRE Join Trent Nelson (Dja Dja Wurrung) of Parks Victoria and Dr Fred Cahir (Federation University Australia) for an intimate lecture exploring Aboriginal heroes of fire. Discover the facts, the stories and the legendary examples of Aboriginal fire technology in Victoria.     WHERE: Lost Ones Basement Bar, Camp St WHEN: 12pm and 3pm, Sunday COST: Free, limited seats available, book online. REGISTRATIONS: rethinkingtheaustralianlegend.com heritageweekend.com.au 29