9th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 


Acclaimed Indigenous singer songwriter, Kev Carmody is set to present the 9th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture at Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina campus on Saturday, 16 August.

Mr Carmody, best known for co-writing with Paul Kelly the iconic song “From Little Things Big Things Grow”, which traces the events of the Wave Hill Station walk-off and is solidly canonised in Australian protest-song culture.

This year’s lecture, entitled “Song, Story, History”, will be given by Mr Carmody using guitar, music and storytelling.

The annual 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, marking a catalyst for Aboriginal people across Australia to have their rights to traditional lands recognised and for those lands to be returned.

The 2008 Lingiari Memorial Lecture will be held at CDU’s Casuarina campus in the Mal Nairn Auditorium, Saturday 16 August at 7pm. All are welcome.

The lecture is part of celebrations for the 7th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance to be held at the University from 16-17 August. The Symposium will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and performers from across Australia.