The north Queensland rainforest has been home to the Western Yalanji people for thousands of years. Join Johnny Murison (Chairperson, Western Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation) and Nick Hadnutt (Archaeology Curator, Queensland Museum) as they recount their recent trek deep into the rainforest to record a culturally significant tree carving (dendroglyph). They explain how they combine cutting edge 3D technology including photogrammetry, 3D modelling and printing with fibreglass modelling to provide new ways of sharing Aboriginal cultural heritage.

The rescue mission to preserve this rare and endangered dendrogplyph was powered by Project DIG a partnership between Queensland Museum and BHP.

This event is presented as part of World Science Festival Brisbane.



Nick Hadnutt
Archaeology Curator, Queensland Museum

Peter Denham
Director Collections & Research, Queensland Museum

Johnny Murison
Chairperson, Western Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation

When: Saturday, 28 March 2020
Where: Level 2, Theatre – Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, QLD
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $18