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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 The Meeting of Two Traditions: Aboriginal Studies in the University - A Murri Perspective
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'Aboriginal Studies in white academic circles is in its infancy. Given its history, and the restraints arising from the colonial context, it would be surprising if the quality were much better.

The indigenous people of this country are still waiting for colonial scholars to explore and appreciate the significance of the following facts:

  • the borders of more than 300 autonomous areas remained unchanged for thousands of years;
  • there were no prisons or armies maintained in our society;
  • the natural environment was not destroyed or polluted;
  • our ancestors did not have any need to colonize neighbouring lands and people.'

(Source : University of New England)

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    • Armidale, Armidale area, New England, New South Wales,: University of New England , 1988 .
      Link: 18144609Access online Sighted: 29/10/2019
      Extent: 16 pp.
      ISBN: 0858348063
      Series: Frank Archibald Memorial Lectures 1986 series - publisher essay

      'The Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture is an annual event held in honour of Mr Frank Archibald, a revered Aboriginal community member of the Armidale area. Frank Archibald was renowned for his knowledge and interest in all issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly education.

      'The Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture has been held as part of the University of New England’s Lecture Series since 1986 and is dedicated to Frank Archibald, his family and Aboriginal people of the New England region. The Lecture is presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speakers who are leading professionals in fields such as education, law, social justice, government and the arts. When the University established the Lecture, its intention was to invite speakers to give public address on current issues which are important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with an emphasis on education.

      'In 2011 the 25th anniversary of the Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture was commemorated through a presentation by the founding Director of Oorala Aboriginal Centre, Ms Lynette Riley, who had established this lecture series at the University in 1986.'

      (Source : University of New England)

      Number in series: 3
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