Name: Dr Tim Flannery

Bio: Director of the South Australian Museum and author, most recently of Country [Text 2004]

My Country – Flannery’s Australia – 8th November 2004

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.1 in 2005 (pages 21-27)

Dr Tim Flannery, Director of the South Australian Museum and author, most recently, of Country [Text 2004] addressed The Sydney Institute on Monday 8 November 2004. As Australia’s best known anthropologist, Dr Flannery spoke about the travels he had made across Australia over many years that led him to write Country. In his travels he came to admire and respect the ancient evolution of Australia’s most popular animal – the kangaroo. Says Flannery, “Kangaroos are truly ancient inhabitants of this land, they are probably the most distinctive anmal that’s been made by Australia.”