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Special N.04 – The Herbarium Tales

Brachychiton acerifolius

by Dakota Feirer

This specimen was collected in 1895 from a poisoned tree that grew on Widjabul land.

Herbarium specimen images were provided by The National Herbarium of New South Wales.

The poetry film ‘Brachychiton acerifolius’ was first shown at the Edinburgh Festival’s House of Oz, which showcased the diversity and vibrancy of Australian arts and creativity from 5-29 August, 2022.

‘Brachychiton acerifolius’ was filmed by Dan Baebler on Turrbal country.

Interview with Dakota

This film project was generously supported by AIATSIS and produced by Dakota Feirer in collaboration with Steph Vajda, Dan Baebler and Sam Watson from Article One.

Published: November 2022
Dakota Feirer

is a Bundjalung and Gumbayngirr man with cultural ties to Yuin Country. Dakota is an educator, a researcher and storyteller threading his voice through interdisciplinary mediums. His work consists of poems, performance and audio works that engage with Country, trauma, manhood and healing. Dakota believes in healing Country and our communities through art and storytelling.

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