Author, farmer and agricultural researcher

Of Tasmanian, Bunurong and Yuin descent, Bruce has worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor.

Bruce is an award-winning author who has written over thirty books spanning fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles. His recent book Dark Emu: Black Seeds: agriculture or accident won the NSW
Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016.
In 2018, Bruce was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature.


Tuesday 15th Sept

Back on country to build an industry for native foods, grains and grasses


Tuesday 15th Sept

Panel Session - The Future of Ag in the Murray-Darling Basin