Lounge Bar Lecture: Protecting our Aussie Icons

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Lounge Bar Lecture: Protecting our Aussie Icons

Satisfy your thirst for knowledge over a drink at one of the local bars. Get the intellectual juices free flowing with an engaging and interactive series of lectures from prominent researchers and teaching academics who are experts in their field.

Protecting our Aussie Icons

Topic 1: Sniffing out solutions to koala conservation: the importance of detection dogs. Dr Celine Frere will share how her research group and detection dogs are working hard to conserve Queensland's threatened koalas.

Topic 2: Appreciating Kitsch: ‘Big Things’ in Australia Appreciating Kitsch

Supersized roadside attractions such as the Big Pineapple have typically been dismissed by serious academics as frivolous ‘low art’ tourist traps. By focusing on the historical value of ‘Big Things’, this talk highlights the beauty and socio-cultural quirks that are hidden in plain sight throughout Australia’s landscape. Connections to North American roadside attractions will also be explained, revealing the international significance of this otherwise derided phenomenon.

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