What stories do the stars tell us? How can we predict the seasons by looking at the world around us? Kamilaroi man and author of The First Scientists Corey Tutt takes kids on a fascinating journey through time, sharing 65,000 years of learning about the land, sea and sky. From engineering to chemistry, ecology to astronomy, uncover the remarkable feats of innovation achieved by the First Peoples of this land and discover the answers to life’s big questions (including where glue comes from!).

This event is hosted by author, illustrator, literacy ambassador and professional mischief-maker Mick Elliott. 

Recommended for ages six and up.

Corey Tutt (Australian)

Corey Tutt

Corey Tutt is a Kamilaroi man from Nowra, NSW. As a young person, he developed a love of STEM subjects but found little encouragement for Aboriginal people to pursue careers in STEM. In 2018, Corey founded DeadlyScience, a not-for-profit organisation that provides science resources to remote schools in Australia and connects young Indigenous people with mentors in STEMs. The organisation has attracted international attention, with Corey presenting at Harvard and Oxford universities. In 2020, Corey was named the NSW Young Australian of the Year and a Human Rights Hero by the Australian Human Rights Commission. The First Scientists is his highly anticipated new book.

Mick Elliott (Australian)

Mick Elliott

Mick Elliott is an author, illustrator, literacy ambassador and professional mischief-maker. His debut trilogy, The Turners, was nominated for an Aurealis Award and his illustrated middle-grade series, Squidge Dibley, has been sold in six international territories. Mick has contributed stories and illustrations to many bestselling anthologies. His first picture book series will be released late 2023 by Walker Books. Mick has written and produced acclaimed children’s programs for Nickelodeon, the Sesame Workshop, Channel TEN and the ABC. He lives in Sydney with his family and their cavoodle named Gypsy.