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New Encounters Patsy Cameron presentation

Patsy Cameron, artist, writer, Aboriginal Elder and Inaugural member for Tasmania on the National Aboriginal Education Committee

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 16 March 2016

Patsy Cameron grew up on Flinders Island and traces her Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage through her mother’s line to four ancestral grandmothers. She examines JS Prout’s portraits of Aboriginal people at Wybalenna, Flinders Island, in 1845.

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collection, indigenous, museums

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New Encounters Richard West Jr keynote presentation

Dr Richard West Jr, CEO, Autry Museum of the American West; Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 16 March 2016

Cheyenne Arapaho citizen and museum director Richard West Jr on the impact of repatriation legislation on museums and Native communities in the United States and what that experience suggests for museums in the 21st century.

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collection, indigenous, museums

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New Encounters Greg Lehman presentation

Gregory P Lehman, Senior Lecturer, Institute for Koorie Education, Deakin University

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 16 March 2016

A descendant of the Trawulwuy people of Tasmania, Greg gives a history of the visual representation of Tasmanian Aboriginal people by colonial artists and examines JS Prout’s portraits of Aboriginal people at Wybalenna on Flinders Island.

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collection, indigenous, museums

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Landmark women: Diane Kargas AM

Diane Kargas, General Manager, Philanthropy Matters

Landmark Women, 20 November 2015

Diane on family, community, philanthropy, tackling homelessness, supporting carers and charities and making a difference.

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homelessness, philanthropy, poverty

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Landmark women: Christine Waring

Christine Waring, milliner

Landmark Women, 23 October 2015

Christine describes her love of hats, learning and teaching millinery, opening her studio and working in Australia and overseas. Includes an appraisal of the latest fashion hats and accessories.

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art, craft, culture, history

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Landmark women: Dr Judy West

Dr Judy West, Executive Director, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Landmark Women, 18 September 2015

Judy talks about her love of the country and her work as a botanist across Australia and at CSIRO and the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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botany, plants, science, urban

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Landmark women: Robyn Hendry

Robyn Hendry, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Business Chamber

Landmark Women, 21 August 2015

Robyn on business, tourism, the growth of the capital over 30 years and Canberra career women hitting their stride.

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Canberra, business, industry, women

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Internment during World War I in Australia

Nadine Helmi, author; Jono Lineen, National Museum of Australia

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Nadine Helmi (author of The Enemy At Home: German internees in WW 1 Australia) and curator Jono Lineen discussed internment in general and the internment of Germans in particular during the First World War in Australia.

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conflict, nation

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War and Peace on the Home Front

Dr Melanie Oppenheimer, Flinders University, and Dr Bart Ziino, Deakin University

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Melanie Oppenheimer discussed the role of volunteers and in particular the Australian Red Cross during the First World War. Bart Ziino discussed the conscription debate and people’s anxiety about their loved ones at the front.

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conflict, nation

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The Shattered Anzac

Katy Mutton, visual artist; Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, University of Western Sydney

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Katy Mutton discussed her artwork on the history of the soldier settlements in Red Cliffs, Victoria. Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen examined the notion of the shattered Anzac through the lens of military psychiatry and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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conflict, nation

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