Newsletter date: 11 August 2015; last updated 11 August 2015 8:30pm AEST
* Speech: The Northern Myth: Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015. "You can keep your gold. We just want our land back." [featuring speech by Jeff McMullen]
* Radio Interview: Mornings with Rebecca McLaren, ABC Darwin: Lingiari lecture 2015: Jeff McMullen
* Upcoming Sydney Launches & Past Speeches: The Intervention - an Anthology: Published by 'concerned Australians': http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
-- Parramatta (NSW) - 12 August 2015, 7:30pm
-- Gleebe (NSW) - 26 August 2015, 6pm for 6.30pm
-- Sydney (NSW) - 2 September 2015, 6:30pm for 7pm
-- Mona Vale (NSW) - 14 September 2015, 7.30pm
* Speeches & Videos from Redfern Launch: 'concerned' Australians: The Intervention - an Anthology:
-- Speech Transcript: Prof Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission
-- Videos: 1 Compilation; 2 Introduction and Welcome to Country; 3 Rosie Scott; 4 Pat Anderson; 5 Ali Cobby Eckermann
* Videos from Ashfield Launch: 'concerned' Australians: The Intervention - an Anthology:
-- Videos: 1 Nicole Watson; 2 Mick Gooda; 3 Q & A
* Upcoming Parramatta Events: Building Bridges 2015: 12th, 19th & 26th of August 2015: Reconciliation For Western Sydney
* WGAR Background: Intervention into Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal communities by the Federal government
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The Northern Myth: Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015. "You can keep your gold. We just want our land back."
The Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture: "Custodianship in the 21st Century" Charles Darwin University August 6th 2015 - Jeff McMullen
First Nations Telegraph: http://issuu.com/first_nations_telegraph/docs/vincent_lingiari_memorial_...
German Indymedia: https://linksunten.indymedia.org/en/node/150491
The Northern Myth: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/northern/2015/08/06/vincent-lingiari-memorial...
6 Aug 15: "The great power of Vincent Lingiariʼs story is that it teaches us how this land sings to us all, how it holds us and nurtures us. This is the common ground that we share. When the Gurindji leader and his people walked off Wave Hill Station, camping by the Victoria River and then eventually by Wattie Creek at Dagaragu almost half a century ago, they understood that the land was their birthright and their destiny. The Old Man also knew in his wisdom that a sharing of the living environment, a responsible Custodianship of the land, was the key to the common good for all Australians. With patience, humility and extraordinary dignity, Vincent Lingiariʼs fight for genuine Land Rights ... "
- Radio interview
ABC Darwin: Lingiari lecture 2015: Jeff McMullen
7 Aug 15: "Mornings with Rebecca McLaren extended interview with renowned journalist, author and filmmaker Jeff McMullen, prior to him delivering the 15th annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, Custodianship in the 21st Century, at Charles Darwin University."
- Upcoming Sydney Launches & Past Speeches
Source: 'concerned' Australians - Without Justice There Can Be No Reconciliation:
[click on link to access details]
Further Info: Respect and Listen:
The Intervention - an Anthology
Published by 'concerned Australians'
"In this historic anthology, award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Dr Anita Heiss have gathered together the work of twenty of Australian’s finest writers both Indigenous and non-Indigenous together with powerful statements from Northern Territory Elders to bring a new dimension and urgency to an issue that has remained largely outside the public radar."
"Upcoming Book launches:
Parramatta (NSW) - 12 August 2015, 7:30pm
Gleebe (NSW) - 26 August 2015, 6pm for 6.30pm
Sydney (NSW) - 2 September 2015, 6:30pm for 7pm
Mona Vale (NSW) - 14 September 2015, 7.30pm"
"Past Book launches:
Redfern (NSW) – 1 July 2015, 6:30pm
Ashfield (NSW) – 9 July 2015, 6:30pm
Darwin (NT) - 4 August 2015, 5:30pm"
Syndey Morning Herald (SMH)
Book orders (via Booktopia) http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-intervention-an-anthology-rosie-scott/pr...
The Anthology can also be ordered from major booksellers.
The Intervention- an Anthology: Booklaunches
Source: 'concerned Australians': http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/Intervention_Anthology_launches.html
"Parramatta (NSW) - Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:30pm
Speaker: Shelley Bielefeld
The Jubilee Room, Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street Mall, Parramatta, NSW 2150
For a map and further information please click here. http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/building-bridges/building-bridge...
This event is part of Building Bridges 2015, organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney."
"Gleebe (NSW) - Wednesday, August 26, 6pm for 6.30pm
Panel discussion with Nicole Watson, Pam Newton and Rosie Scott
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
To buy tickets and for more information please click here. https://gleebooks.worldsecuresystems.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=227914 "
"Sydney (NSW) - Wednesday, September 2, 6.30pm for 7pm
Larissa Behrendt, Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman, Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS
Eva Cox, Research Fellow at Jumbunna, UTS
Thalia Anthony, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UTS
Redfern Community Centre – Downstairs, 29–53 Hugo St, Redfern NSW 2016
Organised by Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS)"
"Mona Vale (NSW) - Monday, 14 September 2015 - 7.30pm
Speaker: Jeff McMullen, Journalist and Film-maker
Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale NSW 2103
For more info and a map please click here. http://www.asgmwp.net/Calendar.htm
Hosted by the Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater (ASG)
- Speeches & Videos from Redfern & Ashfield Launches: 'concerned' Australians: The Intervention - an Anthology:
'concerned' Australians: The Intervention - an Anthology: Speeches and pictures from the book launches
Source: [click on link to access speeches and videos] http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/Intervention_Anthology_speeches.html
Speech by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
* Introduction and Welcome to Country
* Rosie Scott
* Pat Anderson
* Ali Cobby Eckermann"
Q & A"
- Upcoming Parramatta Events
Wednesdays 12th 19th & 26th of August Building Bridges 2015: Reconciliation For Western Sydney
"Building Bridges provides an opportunity to come and hear both Indigenous and non-Indigenous presenters sharing their knowledge, expertise and personal experience in in informal and relaxed atmosphere. ... "
Shelley Bielefeld - Intervention Update
Howard Bath - The effect of the Intervention on children
[Ed. note: See: Children of the Intervention (2011), 'concerned Australians': http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#Children_of_the_Intervention ]
Chris Burke & the Yarramundi Kids - Domestic Violence
(speaker to be confirmed) - Closure of Remote Homelands and Communities
Graeme Cordiner - Myall Creek History & Future Museum
Leanne Tobin - Aboriginal Spirituality: Feet on Country"
"Location: The Jubilee Room, Parramatta Town Hall"
[click on link for longer bios of the presenters]
"Dr Shelley Bielefeld is a Researcher at the UWS School of Law. ...
Dr Howard Bath is a former Children’s Commissioner, Northern Territory, ...
Chris Burke and the Yarramundi Kids are dynamic storytellers and stars of stage and screen. ...
Graeme Cordiner is Secretary of Friends of Myall Creek and member of the National Committee. ...
Leanne Tobin is the winner of the 2012’s NSW Parliamentary Art Price with her ‘Defending Country’. ... "
Reconciliation For Western Sydney
Building Bridges Between Aboriginal Peoples and other Australians
WGAR Background: Intervention into Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal communities by the Federal government
(last updated: 25 July 2015)
WGAR Background Info Web-Pages
(last updated: 6 August 2015)
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