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SEI in the Media: The Reef on ABC Hindsight

SEI’s co-director Iain McCalman’s book ‘The Reef: a passionate history’ was part of ABC Radio National’s Hindsight program on Sunday 27 July.

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SEI’s co-director Iain McCalman’s book ‘The Reef: a passionate history’ was part of ABC Radio National’s Hindsight program on Sunday 27 July.

The program explores four stories of being castaway along the Great Barrier Reef in remote northern Queensland:

“In three cases the rich relationships that arose with their local rescuers. These castaways were living with the Indigenous people before the trauma of colonisation—and sometimes during it. Their accounts provide a fascinating record of that time. They come to us via Iain McCalman’s book charting human interaction along the Great Barrier Reef, ‘The Reef: a Passionate History’.”

To listen to the full podcast titled 19th century shipwreck tales from the Great Barrier Reef, sourced from ABC RN.