The 42,000 year old remains of Mungo Man and Mungo Lady are some of the oldest human remains discovered outside of Africa. Their discoveries in 1974 revealed the intricate and complex cultures of Aboriginal peoples, not yet known to the Australian public.
At the forum, speakers from previous sessions, Dale Kerwin and Leonie Coghill, are joined by Professor Steve Webb and Dr Chelsea Bond to discuss links to the past and how they impact us today.
Professor Webb has undertaken decades of research and work with Aboriginal communities, studying Australian Aboriginal ancestral remains, including those of Mungo Man.
Dr Bond is an Aboriginal (Munanjahli) and South Sea Islander Australian who works as a senior lecturer for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at The University of Queensland.
Part of the Remains and repatriation series.
Date: Wednesday 5 November 2014
Speakers: Dr Chelsea Bond, Leonie Coghill, Dale Kerwin, Professor Steve Webb
Venue: Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland