Alex Macdonald Memorial Lecture 2010
Dr Ros Kidd – ‘One of the Great Scandals of Australia’s History: Aboriginal Labour in 20th Century Queensland’
5.30pm Thurs 20th May
Level 2 TLC Building
16 Peel St
Ros Kidd was awarded a doctorate by Griffith University in 1994 for her groundbreaking research into government control of Aboriginal people in Queensland between 1840 and 1988. She has published four books: The Way We Civilise; Black Lives, Government Lies; Trustees on Trial; and Hard Labour, Stolen Wages. She has assisted Native Title claimants with historical research reports, and works with Aboriginal people in pursuit of justice from the government for illegally underpaid wages and lost savings.
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Dr Zohl dé Ishtar from the Kapululangu Aboriginal Women’s Law and Culture Centre.
5.30pm for 6pm, Friday, 21st May
174 Boundary St
Author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr Zohl dé Ishtar is internationally renowned for her work with Indigenous Australian and Pacific women over the past 25 years. Since 1999 Zohl has lived and worked with the Aboriginal Women Elders in Balgo community, Western Australia. She assisted them to establish the Kapululangu Women’s Law and Culture Centre— one of Australia’s most remote women’s centres and a flourishing and vibrant provider of Aboriginal Women’s Law and Culture in the south-east Kimberley.
This is a rare opportunity to hear Zohl speak about the Kapululangu Elders’ efforts to protect and keep alive their women’s knowledge and cultural practices, and to build cultural resilience among their families and community. Learn about how you can partner with these remarkable women to close the gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relations.
Participants: All are welcome!
Catering: Light refreshments may be purchased.
Donations: Gratefully received all proceeds go to the Kapululangu Aboriginal Women’s Association.
RSVP preferred: Contact Chris Henderson biota 0437 327890