8th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 


Charles Darwin University is set to host the 8th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture on Saturday, 11 August with key speakers The Honorable Fred Chaney AO and Associate Professor Sue Stanton.

Marking 40 years since the Referendum, this year’s lecture is titled 40 years since the Referendum: Learning from the past, walking into the future.

Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, Fred Chaney AO, and Kungarakan-Gurindji born in Larrakia country, Associate Professor Sue Stanton, will present a discussion of current Indigenous-related issues and events.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Garnett said CDU was proud to support the Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture series.

“The Referendum was one of the most defining moments in the Aboriginal movement. The win gave Aboriginal people citizenship, equality and a sense of identity,” Professor Garnett said.

“CDU aspires to be an institution of excellence in key areas of Indigenous knowledge and futures and is renowned as a national and international focal point for Indigenous research and consultancy.”

The Fred Hollows Foundation has joined CDU as a major sponsor of the 2007 Lingiari Memorial Lecture.

NT Director of the Fed Hollows Foundation, Ursula Raymond said the Fred Hollows Foundation supported Indigenous advocacy and the Lingiari lecture was a good platform to do this.

“Fred Hollows and Vincent Lingiari were old friends. Fred operated on Vincent’s eyes, restoring his sight and Fred was also an active supporter of the Indigenous movement,” Ms Raymond said.

The 2007 Lingiari Memorial Lecture will be held at CDU’s Casuarina campus in building 22, lecture room 1 at 6pm Saturday, 11 August 2007. All are welcome.