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Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture: exhibition opening

Frank Howarth, Agnes Shea, Alisa Duff and Andrew Sayers

12 July 2012

Australian Museum director Frank Howarth opens this Object Gallery and Australian Museum touring exhibition, which exposes the richness and breadth of contemporary Indigenous sculpture in Australia through sculptural works depicting a variety of animals.

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art, indigenous, sculpture

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Why we love our gardens by Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay, Helen Stevens and Carolyn Forster

11 July 2012

Social researcher and author Hugh Mackay explains not only why we become so attached to our gardens but also why we need them in our lives. In this lecture Hugh talks about how gardens and gardening satisfy seven of our most basic human desires.

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desire, garden, place

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Travelling the Silk Road: public conversation

Dr Ken Parry, Joyce Morgan and Dr Mike Pickering

22 June 2012

Ken Parry, ancient history scholar and Silk Road expert, and Sydney Morning Herald journalist Joyce Morgan, co-author of Journeys on the Silk Road, discuss the splendour and history of the Silk Road from before Genghis Khan to today.

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exploration, history, journeys

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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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