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CDU has four major events for academics and scholars to present their work:

  • Charles Darwin Scholar

  • Professorial Lecture Series

  • Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance

  • Vincent Lingiari Lecture

These events range from featuring CDU academics through to awardees from around the globe who are experts in their relevant field.

Charles Darwin Oration

Charles Darwin Scholar

The Charles Darwin Scholar Program is a biennial initiative established in 2013 to enhance Charles Darwin University’s links to the work and legacy of its namesake, Charles Darwin.

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Professorial lecture

CDU Professorial Lecture Series

The Professorial Lecture Series provides an opportunity for CDU's academics to discuss their specific areas of interest, from ecosystems through to history.

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Austin Asche Oration2

Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance

This annual oration honours The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC service to the people of the Northern Territory and his contribution to law, tertiary education and to the community. 

The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC's long and distinguished career includes, amongst others,  his appointment to the Queen's Council, Judge of the Family Court of Australia, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory as well as Chief Justice of the Northern Territory.

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Vincent Lingiari and Gough Whitlam

Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture

The Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture commemorates the Wave Hill Station walk-off led by Vincent Lingiari with his Gurindji people and other groups in August 1966 – a significant act by those involved as it was a catalyst for Aboriginal people, not only in the Northern Territory but across Australia, to have their rights to traditional lands recognised and for those lands to be returned.

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