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Displaying from Friday, May 30, 2014
 May 2014
Friday 30
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bridging oral and literary modes in recent Indigenous Australian film and television’ : Social Sciences Seminar Series More Information
Reconciliation is “a journey”. The destination is a state of being where “understanding, unity, trust and respect” between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is the norm (https://www.icv.com.au/). Reaching this state, however, is hampered by many things including the widespread belief among (...)

 June 2014
Thursday 26
9:30 - OPEN DAY - SIS Open Day : School of Indigenous Studies Open Day – 2014 Mid year entry More Information
The School of Indigenous Studies will be holding an Open Day on Thursday June 26, commencing at 9.30am for prospective students, particularly those who want entry to UWA for second semester 2014.

Applications for the Aboriginal Orientation Course and entry to degree courses through (...)

 July 2014
Saturday 26
14:00 - TALK - Curator in Conversation Website | More Information
Join in the conversation with exhibition curator Barbara Bynder as she discusses the exhibition Wildflower Dreaming: Shirley Corunna and the Coolbaroo League 1952-1962.

The exhibition presents a snapshot of Shirley’s personal journey, following a move from her home in Three Springs in (...)

 August 2014
Friday 08
13:00 - TALK - Anna Haebich: The Coolbaroo League Website | More Information
Join writer and academic Anna Haebich, John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Design and Art, Curtin University as she discusses the Coolbaroo League’s role in creating a sense of community among the Aboriginal groups living in Perth from the late 1940s to (...)
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty (...)
Thursday 28
18:00 - SCREENING - Film Screening with Q&A: The Coolbaroo Club Website | More Information
Award winning researcher and writer Stephen Kinnane who co-wrote and produced The Coolbaroo Club (1996), an ABC TV documentary, will introduce the film and take questions following the screening.

This documentary is a portrait of the Coolbaroo Club, an Aboriginal-run dance club which (...)

 September 2014
Friday 19
13:00 - TALK - Stephen Kinnane: The Coolbaroo League Website | More Information
The author of numerous books and articles, Stephen Kinnane, a Marda Marda from Mirrowoong country in the East Kimberley has been working as a researcher and writer for over 20 years on community cultural heritage and development projects across the spectrum of Aboriginal history, sustainability (...)

 October 2014
Tuesday 07
13:00 - FREE LECTURE - Special Guest Lecture by Professor George Williams AO : Is it Time to Recognise Aboriginal Peoples in the Constitution? More Information
You are invited to attend this free lecture which will include a Q&A session with the guest speaker.

Professor George Williams AO is the Anthony Mason Professor and the Foundation Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales. He has (...)
Friday 17
11:00 - SEMINAR - Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series 2014 - Associate Professor Shino Konishi – History, School of Humanities and School of Indigenous Studies: Gogy’s attachment to Barrallier: Indigenous intermediaries in colonial NSW More Information
This paper is a work in progress examining Francis Barrallier’s 1802 expedition to discover a means of crossing the Blue Mountains. Barrallier’s was not the first unsuccessful attempt to cross the mountains which had thus far served as the impenetrable boundary of the Port Jackson colony. However (...)
Thursday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Defining Humanity: Photography, humanitarianism and empire Website | More Information
Wesfarmers and The University of Western Australia proudly present the inaugural Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History Oration by Winthrop Professor Jane Lydon.

In 1905 HG Wells wrote that photographs ‘send out a ray of special resemblance and remind one more strongly of this friend or (...)

 November 2014
Tuesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Was self-government for Western Australia based on a betrayal of Indigenous people? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ann Curthoys, Honorary Professor of History, University of Sydney and 2014 IAS Short-Stay Visiting Fellow.

The years leading up to the passing of the Western Australian constitution in 1889 (effected in 1890) saw several interlocking public debates in WA itself and in (...)

 February 2015
Friday 06
18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Yirrkala Drawings Website | More Information
Curated by Fiona Gavino, Yirrkala Drawings presents an exhibition of 1940s and beyond Yolngu stories told through crayon drawings on brown paper, bark paintings, and sculptures from the Berndt Museum Collection.

Presented by the Berndt Museum and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as a part of (...)

 March 2015
Wednesday 04
10:00 - EXPO - Careers Fair : Oak Lawn 10am-2.00 pm Website | More Information
The University of Western Australia's Careers Fair provides excellent opportunities for students to engage, network and meet prospective employers looking to recruit students for graduate programs, vacation work, internships and voluntary positions. From first year to final year, Undergraduate to (...)
Wednesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Living on the Edge: Suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities Website | More Information
An On the Edge public lecture by Professor Pat Dudgeon, School of Indigenous Studies, UWA and Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project.

Suicide and mental health conditions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are double (...)
Thursday 26
17:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Culture Club Website | More Information
Culture Club is an inspired evening at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery amongst the incredible Yirrkala Drawings exhibition from the Berndt Museum.

Featuring live cinema portraits by Chris Lawrence, music, delicious refreshments, art making and door prizes, Culture Club is a chance to (...)

 May 2015
Thursday 07
18:00 - SCREENING - Film and Discussion: Macassans in Australia - Australians in Macassar Website | More Information
Below the Wind, Sea Nomads of Indonesia is a film that opens our eyes to the struggle of the Indonesian sea gypsies to continue their traditional fishing and customs in Australian waters.Their interaction with Yolngu people is highlighted in the exhibition Yirrkala Drawings: Works on Paper, Barks (...)

 August 2015
Sunday 09
9:00 - OPEN DAY - University Hall Open Day Breakfast : Experience first-hand the vibrant community present at the Hall and take a tour with our ambassadors! Website | More Information
Start the day fresh with an exclusive buffet-style breakfast at University Hall.

Take a tour with our ambassadors to hear their personal stories and to see the rooms and community lifestyle for yourself!

Family and friends are welcome to attend our free breakfast to coincide (...)
Monday 31
13:00 - SEMINAR - Bradshaw Rock Art: a Biologist's Perspective. : Animal Biology Seminar More Information
Bradshaw rock art is highly controversial in all its aspects, not least being its age. Respected direct physical dating methods have failed, with radiocarbon invalid for living art that continues to take up C14 from the environment, and with Uranium isotope series so far inoperative in silica-based (...)

 October 2015
Friday 23
14:00 - Discussion - Indigenous Health, Art and Culture Website | More Information
Professor Jill Milroy and Professor Pat Dudgeon will discuss their current work in relation to the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and the National Empowerment Project respectively.

Introduced by Professor Sandy Toussaint of the Berndt Museum who is co-curator with the Warmun (...)

 November 2015
Friday 06
13:00 - TALK - Friday Talk: The protection of Indigenous cultural rights: ideal versus reality Website | More Information
How has the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, been achieved in Australia? What legislation - state or Commonwealth - has been developed to protect Indigenous cultural heritage? What is the gap between the ideal and the reality in nation state practice?


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