Launch of Right Wrongs Digital Exhibition, Parliament House
AIATSIS, the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) and the ABC will launch the Right Wrongs digital exhibition. This new digital exhibition shares stories about the lead up to the 1967 referendum and the events surrounding it, as well as what has happened in the 50 years since. It includes archive and contemporary stories, photos, videos and other content. Through these stories Right Wrongs helps us to understand how far we have come, and poses the question of where do we need to go in the next 50 years.
When: Monday 29th May
Where: Australian Parliament House
The Inaugural Russell Taylor Oration
Before his retirement in 2016, the former AIATSIS CEO Russell Taylor was one of the longest serving and most senior Indigenous Public Servants. In recognition of Mr Taylor’s long career as a leader in the Australian Public Service (APS), AIATSIS established the Russell Taylor Oration. The Oration is an opportunity to showcase senior Indigenous public servants and their achievements and that it is possible to have a fulfilling career in the APS as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
When: Tuesday 30th May
Time: 6:00 – 7:45pm
Where: Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House
National Native Title Conference
Co-convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC), this year’s program will celebrate 25 years since the High Court of Australia’s momentous Mabo decision. The conference grows each year and has seen record attendances set for the last three years running. The diverse program attracts an expanding number of Indigenous organisations, native title holders and claimants, lawyers, academics and representatives from government agencies.
When: 5-7 June
Where: Townsville, Queensland