In late October, the Victorian government cut down an ancient Yellow Box tree to make way for a highway. Known to Australian Indigenous Djab Wurrung women as a sacred Directions Tree. Many wept as the tree was felled, & the media reported that police arrested around 50 people at the site.
This tree was near to a group of trees where First Nations women gave birth: the main Birthing Tree is believed to be 800 years old, and like other trees are respected by Australia’s Traditional Owners.
In homage to the sacred Directions Tree, in this AEGIS seminar we explore how two non-Traditional Australians have approached the life of trees.
Chair: Linda Williams
Invited speakers: Louise Fowler-Smith & Marco Amati