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Perth's Lost Lakes: A Symposium




But how can Perth recover and rewild its lost lacustrine ecosystems when the dominant wisdom, inscribed on every “Road to Recovery,” invests in extending the built environment? And how might Perth’s human culture be more enriched by rediscovering its watery past? Join distinguished scholars, writers and civic leaders for an afternoon of enquiry and discussion, followed by a guided tour of Joondalup Lake.

10:30-11:30: Tour of Lake Joondalup, led by Hugo Bekle

12:00-12:45: Lunch at Peter Cowan Writers Centre

1:15-2:45: Roundtable 1: Perth’s Lost Lakes, Surveying the Cultural Ecosystem, 21: 201

Moderated by Denise Cook (Deakin)

  1. John Ryan (UNE-UWA): Australian Wetland Cultures: Poetry, Swamps, Conservation (20 mins)
  2. Nandi Chinna (Research Consultant): Walking Perth’s Lost Wetlands (20 mins)
  3. Danielle Brady (ECU): The Cultural Significance of Wetlands: from Central Perth’s Lost Swamps to the Beeliar Wetlands (20 mins)

Discussion (30 mins)

3:30-5:00: Roundtable 2: Lakes to Recovery: Capitalizing on Restored Ecosystems, 21: 201

Moderated by Andrea Gaynor (UWA)

  1. Philip Jennings (Murdoch) (20 mins)
  2. Renata Zelinova, (WA Local Government Association) (20 mins)
  3. Daniel Martin (UWA) (20 mins)

Discussion (30 mins)

5:00-5:30: Informal Discussion and Tea,

5:30-6:30: Tour of Lake Joondalup, led by Daniel Martin

December 07, 2017 at 12:30pm - 6:30pm
Peter Cowan Writers Center
Edith Cowan University
Joondalup, WA 6027
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