Stolen Wages

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

South Brisbane

free admission

refreshments available

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

Kurilpa Hall

174 Boundary St

West End

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

2 thoughts on “Stolen Wages

  1. Hi everyone,

    Just a note we are having an ARC catch-up before the Alex MacDonald memorial Lecture which this year is on ‘One of the Great Scandals of Australia’s History: Aboriginal Labour in the 20th Century Queensland’, TOMORROW.

    If we meet out the front of the TLC building at 4pm for the ARC catch-up (we can find a nice shady area at South Bank), it leaves us plenty of time to be back by 5.30pm for the Aboriginal Labour talk ( lvl 2, TLC, 16 Peel Street).

    Hope to see you all there.

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