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CIAF Series - Gerry Turpin

Season 1, Ep. 91

This series is presented in partnership with Black Magic Woman, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Bumma Bippera Media 98.7 FM. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will run from 6-10 July in Cairns, go to https://ciaf.com.au for more information on what’s on and for tickets.


Gerry Turpin is a Mbabaram man from north Qld and a renowned Ethnobotanist. He has been employed by the Queensland State Government for about 30 years and has previously been involved in the Queensland Herbarium’s Vegetation Surveys and Regional Ecosystem Mapping Project in Queensland.


Gerry manages the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre at the Australian Tropical Herbarium, in partnership with James Cook University, DISITI and CSIRO, and has worked with many Traditional Owner groups on Cape York and other parts of Queensland. He is a member of the Ecological Society of Australia Board of Directors with the role of Indigenous Engagement.


As an Indigenous ethnobotanist Gerry has a strong cultural commitment to facilitating effective partnerships that support Indigenous communities to protect, manage and maintain their cultural knowledge on the use of plants.


Gerry will deliver the keynote speech for CIAF 2022 (and is one of the CIAF Art Awards judges)! He'll speak to this year's theme: π˜”π˜’π˜΄π˜΅π˜¦π˜³π˜΄ 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘯𝘡𝘳𝘺: 𝘈𝘯 𝘒𝘳𝘡π˜ͺ𝘴𝘡π˜ͺ𝘀 𝘀𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘒𝘡π˜ͺ𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘘𝘢𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘒𝘯π˜₯ 𝘍π˜ͺ𝘳𝘴𝘡 π˜—π˜¦π˜°π˜±π˜­π˜¦π˜΄β€™ 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦π˜₯𝘨𝘦 𝘒𝘯π˜₯ 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘀𝘦𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 π˜ͺ𝘯π˜₯π˜ͺ𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘭𝘒𝘯𝘡𝘴 𝘒𝘯π˜₯ 𝘡𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘴.


Recommendations throughout this episode:


https://ciaf.com.au/

https://www.jcu.edu.au/australian-tropical-herbarium/contact/staff-profiles/gerry-turpin


Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au

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The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities. Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.


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