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Collector's talk


100 years of upfront and loud NAIDOC messages by Dr Wendy Ludwig
Presenter Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
Contact person
Eileen Lim
T: 0889466621 E:
Location CDU Art Gallery, Building Orange 12, ground floor, Casuarina Campus
Open to Public
Wendy Ludwig

A lifelong passion and commitment to the rights of First Nations peoples and workers have led Dr Wendy Ludwig to collect posters that focus attention on issues of extreme importance to First Nations peoples and that continues to resonate across the nation.

Wendy will present posters from her collection that depict themes and issues which have driven and reflected the agendas of First Nations peoples to establish the National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC). The Day of Mourning in 1938 was the first record of action in NSW which gave impetus for First Nations peoples, and their many supporters, to rally and establish an annual observance event that has evolved into NAIDOC Week in 1975.

Dr Wendy Ludwig is a Kungarakan/Gurindji woman, an educationalist and a willing participant in creating history.