The 2020 Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture by Professor John Maynard, Chair of Aboriginal History, University of Newcastle and Director, Purai Global Indigenous History Centre.
White Australia has a Black History - a powerful slogan first brought to national attention by the late great Aboriginal activist Rob Riley with a 1987 brochure for NAIDOC week. Tom Stannage whose memory is honoured through this lecture felt the long entrenched celebratory history of discoverers, explorers and settlers was a flawed history because it had ‘very little to say about Aborigines.’
This lecture will examine the Aboriginal voice over many decades challenging understandings and interpretations of Australia’s past since 1788.
The lecture will be chaired by UWA Professor Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History.
Professor John Maynard is a Worimi Aboriginal man from the Port Stephens region of New South Wales. He is currently Chair of Aboriginal History at the University of Newcastle and Director of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre. He has held several major positions and served on numerous prominent organizations and committees, including Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association, New South Wales History Council, Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council (IHEAC), Australian Research Council College of Experts, National Indigenous Research and Knowledge Network (NIRAKN) and a Fulbright Ambassador.
18:30 - EVENT - SPS Community Movie Night & Panel Discussion - In My Blood It Runs : This free community event is hosted by the UWA School of Psychological Science (SPS)
This free community event is hosted by the UWA School of Psychological Science (SPS)
About this event:
The Movie - In My Blood It Runs
Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police.
As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education lest he becomes another statistic. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.
View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbpcWq54Ga0
W/Prof Carmen Lawrence
After training as a research psychologist at The University of Western Australia and lecturing in a number of Australian universities, Dr Lawrence entered politics in 1986, serving at both State and Federal levels for 21 years.
She was at various times W.A Minister for Education and Aboriginal affairs and was the first woman Premier and Treasurer of a State government. She shifted to Federal politics in 1994 when she was elected as the Member for Fremantle and was appointed Minister for Health and Human Services and Minister assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women. She has held various portfolios in Opposition, including Indigenous Affairs, Environment, Industry and Innovation and was elected national President of the Labor Party in 2004.
She retired from politics in 2007and was Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Change in the School of Psychological Science at UWA where she is now an Honorary Research Fellow and Professor Emerita. She is currently Chair of the Conservation Council of W.A.
Casey is a Ballardong Noongar woman from Western Australia. She graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, and has been a high school educator and Student Services leader since 2009.
In 2020 she completed a Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle. Casey is now the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning (Indigenous Students) at the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA, where she leads the Student Services team, and oversees High School outreach programs and the Aboriginal Orientation Course.
A proud Bardi, Jabirr Jabirr and Filipino woman hailing from a small town in the Kimberley called Broome. Wendi completed her Bachelor of Science Majoring in Exercise and Health in 2019 from UWA before enrolling in a Masters of Teaching (Maj. Health and Phys Ed) of which she is a current student.
During her time at UWA she has worked as a Tutor/mentor for programs that aim to inspire Indigenous Youth to aim for tertiary education and it was here that she truly felt that she had a purpose in educating young people to lead healthy and active lifestyles. She is passionate about the need for more Aboriginal teachers, particularly in Secondary Schools and in Rural and Remote Communities.
When: Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 6:30pm
Where: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA
Cost: Free, however registration is required
The movie will run for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion and audience Q&A.