8th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 


The Hon. Fred Chaney AO and Associate Professor Sue Stanton will present the 8th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture on Saturday 11 August from 6pm.

Marking 40 years since the referendum, this year’s lecture is titled ‘Walking into the future and learning from the past’.

The Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture commemorates the Wave Hill Station walk-off led by Vincent Lingiari with his Gurindji people and other groups in August 1966 – a significant act by those involved as it was a catalyst for Aboriginal people, not only in the Northern Territory but across Australia, to have their rights to traditional lands recognised and for those lands to be returned.

The Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lectures, run since 1996, have included presentations by Sir William Deane (1996), Gough Whitlam (1997), Galarrwuy Yunupingu (1998), Patrick Dodson (1999), Malcolm Fraser (2000) and Brian Manning (2002).

Hon. Fred Chaney AO is the Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Dr Sue Stanton is with the School of History and Politics at the University of Wollongong. She is a Kungarakan-Gurindji woman from the Northern Territory.

The 2007 Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture is coordinated by Charles Darwin University’s School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems.