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Entanglements - Michael Adams - Dirty Ecologies: The Black Marlin in Allens Creek
The Port Kembla steelworks loom large on the Illawarra landscape - a massive industrial complex employing thousands of people - so imagine the steelworkers' surprise when they saw a Black Marlin swimming in the creek that runs through the middle of the steelworks. What was it doing there?
In this talk, Michael Adams explores the marginal environments of the Illawarra which have become home or refuge to a wide range of animals and even some people.
Michael Adams is Associate Professor in human geography at the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space at the University of Wollongong. His essay ‘Salt Blood’ won the 2017 Calibre Essay Prize.
This talk was presented as part of the Entanglements Lecture Series, sponsored by ACCESS and the Animal Studies Research Centre, UOW, and the Wollongong Art Gallery.
For more go to ACCESS https://www.uow.edu.au/social-sciences/research/access/