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Mabo 20 years on: a celebration

Gail Mabo, Tom Calma, Leah Armstrong, Rod Little, Agnes Shea, Jenny Macklin and Samantha Faulkner

30 May 2012

Members of the community and politicians celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mabo High Court decision on 3 June 1992 which recognised that Eddie Koiki Mabo and others held native title to land on Murray Island (Mer) in the Torres Strait.

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indigenous, nation, native title

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Inside Children’s Homes forum discussion with Dr Joanna Penglase

Dr Joanna Penglase, Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)

Inside: Life in Children’s Homes series, 14 February 2012

Dr Joanna Penglase, author of Orphans of the living and co-founder of CLAN, discusses her research into the history of the Forgotten Australians and looks at where we are today.

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Inside Children’s Homes forum panel discussion

Frank Golding, Bonney Djuric, Derek Moriarty, Caroline Carroll and Adele Chynoweth

Inside: Life in Children’s Homes series, 14 February 2012

Panellists discuss life since the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

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children

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Rachael Romero on In the Shadow of Eden

Rachael Romero, Jay Arthur and Adele Chynoweth

Inside: Life in Children’s Homes series, 29 November 2011

Following the Australian premiere of her film In the Shadow of Eden, independent filmmaker and Forgotten Australian Rachael Romero joins visitors for a question and answer session via video link from New York.

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children

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Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions: exhibition launch

Jack Thompson, the Hon. Jenny Macklin, Shane Mortimer, Christine Harms and Andrew Sayers

Inside: Life in Children’s Homes series, 15 November 2011

Actor Jack Thompson makes an impassioned plea for continuing recognition at the Inside exhibition launch, followed by Minister Jenny Macklin and a performance of Eagles Wings written and sung by Christine Harms.

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children

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Mick Gooda joins the conversation

Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

28 October 2011

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda will share his views on Indigenous governance and representation, and the provision of services to the community following the closure of ATSIC.

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art, collection, indigenous

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Off the walls: Art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Agencies 1967-2005: Exhibition launch

Andrew Sayers, Paul House and Peter Yu

27 October 2011

Peter Yu opens Off the Walls: Art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Agencies 1967–2005, an exhibition about Indigenous art and the politics and history of a time of great change in Indigenous affairs.

art, collection, indigenous

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Landmarks: behind the scenes with conservators

Ainslie Greiner, Carmela Mollica, Nicki Smith and Daniel Oakman

Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 20 October 2011

Following a background to the Landmarks gallery by Daniel Oakman, three of the Museum’s conservators shared the techniques and process used to prepare, treat and install the Kenya station windmill, one of the Springfield dresses, and Phar Lap’s heart.

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conservation, exhibition

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Contemporary Chinese art

Fan Di'an, Director, National Art Museum of China

30 September 2011

Fan Di’an, a leading figure in Chinese contemporary art, provided an introduction to the A New Horizon exhibition and discussed Chinese art over the past 60 years, including significant artists and movements.

art, culture

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Exhibition launch: A New Horizon: Contemporary Chinese Art

Fan Di'an, Chen Yuming, Dennis Richardson and Andrew Sayers

29 September 2011

Fan Di’an, Director of the National Art Museum of China, Chen Yuming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and Dennis Richardson, Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, open the exhibition that examines Chinese art since 1949.

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art, culture

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