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Constitutional recognition – so what?

Mal Brough, Professor Garth Nettheim and Alison Page

Platform Conversations, 8 July 2011

The inaugural Platform Conversations event was a provocative panel discussion facilitated by David Speers debating whether recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian Constitution will make a meaningful difference to Indigenous peoples’ lives.

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indigenous, politics

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The Identity Game or How Irish is Australia?

Shane Carmody, State Library of Victoria

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 2 July 2011

Shane begins by singing lyrics about Ned Kelly written to the The Patriot Game that he wrote for the centenary of the Ned Kelly’s execution in which he drew a connection between that event, Armistice Day and the dismissal of the Whitlam government.

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Not Just Ned: what sort of history of the Irish in Australia?

Pat Cooke, Shane Carmody, Vale Noone, Keira O'Toole and Orla Tunney

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 2 July 2011

Symposium chaired by Orla Tunney, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, with short contributions from other speakers giving their opinions on the Not Just Ned exhibition.

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The National Museum of Ireland: an ideological history

Pat Cooke, School of Art History and Cultural History, National University of Ireland

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 1 July 2011

Pat Cooke discusses the history and evolution of the National Museum of Ireland in the context of the material culture of Ireland in modern times.

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culture, history, museums

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A few of my favourite things: some objects from the Not Just Ned exhibition

Dr Richard Reid and Andrew Sayers, National Museum of Australia

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 1 July 2011

Richard Reid, senior curator of the Not Just Ned exhibition, tells some stories and presents a few of his favourite objects from the exhibition to open the 18th Australasian Irish Studies conference: The Irish in Australia 1788 to the present.

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Sorting out the Irish immigrants of colonial Australia

Eric Richards, Flinders University, Adelaide

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 1 July 2011

Eric Richards examines the reciprocal relationship between Ireland and the Australian colonies and looks at such questions as what characteristics and qualities did Irish immigrants embody and how selectively did the colonies draw on these immigrants.

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colonial, irish, migration

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Irish immigrants from Australian records: the real keys to finding them in Ireland

Dr Perry McIntyre, historian and genealogist

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 29 June 2011

In the genealogical rush to return to Ireland and where our ancestors were from, records of their lives in Australia were sometimes overlooked. Perry will outline key documents which provide clues to finding ancestral spots in Ireland.

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colonial, convicts, irish, migration

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Book launch: Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition

Andrew Sayers, Shane Mortimer, Martin Thomas, Anne McGrath, Professor Mandy Thomas and Margo Neale

Barks, Birds and Billabongs symposium, 17 June 2011

The book, co-edited by Martin Thomas and Margo Neale, extends on the papers presented at the ‘Barks, Birds and Billabongs: Exploring the legacy of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land’ Symposium held in November 2009.

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archaeology, exploration, indigenous

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Ancestry.com.au: Where do we start?

Brad Argent, Ancestry.com.au

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 16 June 2011

Brad outlines what’s on the Ancestry.com.au website and how to get the best out of it. He’ll also talk about other free online databases that could enhance your family history research without breaking the bank.

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colonial, convicts, irish, migration

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Gallery launch: Landmarks: People and Places across Australia

Dr Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia

3 June 2011

Senior Curator Kirsten Wehner introduces the new National Museum gallery exploring a broad history of Australia through stories of places and their peoples.

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agriculture, colonial, environment, gold, history, indigenous, place

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