The 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.
The Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lectures, run since 1996, have included presentations by Sir William Deane (1996), Gough Whitlam (1997), Galarrwuy Yunupingu (1998), Patrick Dodson (1999), Malcolm Fraser (2000) and Brian Manning (2002).
The 12th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Marcia Langton, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne.
An anthropologist and geographer, Professor Langton has made a significant contribution to Indigenous studies at three universities, government and non-government policy and administration.
Her work in anthropology and the advocacy of Aboriginal rights was recognised in 1993 when she was made a member of the Order of Australia.
Where: Charles Darwin University - Casuarina campus
Room: Mal Nairn Auditorium
Date: Thursday August 18, 2011
Times: Cocktail function 6pm to 7pm
Lecture: 7pm to 8.30pm
Questions: 8.30pm to 9pm
The 11th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture will be presented by Megan Davis, Director of the Indigenous Law Centre and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. Megan also serves as a Commissioner on the NSW Land and Environment Court under the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act.
The 10th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture was presented by distinguished Indigenous elder Joe Neparrŋa Gumbula and Associate Professor Gracelyn Smallwood, on August 15.
The 9th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, Song, Story, History, was presented by acclaimed Indigenous singer songwriter, Kev Carmody on 16 August.
The 8th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture was presented by key speakers The Honorable Fred Chaney AO and Associate Professor Sue Stanton on 11 August. The year marked 40 years since the Referendum, with the lecture entitled 40 years since the Referendum: Learning from the past, walking into the future.
The 7th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, Into the Light, was presented by Linda Burney MP as part of the 40 years of Freedom Day Festival, on 12 August.
The 6th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, A Blast from the Past, was presented by Brian Manning on 23 August.
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