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Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women Impacting the World

“Together, we can build a remarkable country, the envy of the rest of the world” – 
Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue, Australian of the Year 1984

 

The Australia Day Council of South Australia is proud to present this showcase event: ‘Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women Impacting The World’. This forum will showcase Inspiring Aboriginal Women who are committed to making a difference in the world through their service and work in the community. Their dedication in working towards the betterment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people shows immense leadership and importance in shaping the greater Australian landscape. 

The panel of speakers will discuss their personal background and influences in their formation as a leader, the driving forces behind their work and how they believe they are making an impact in the world.

Join us as we inspire emerging and existing leaders and demonstrate how these incredible Aboriginal women are making their influence.

This event is open to all, we would love to see you there!

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Date: Tuesday 30 July
Time: 4:45pm arrival for a 5:00pm start. The event will finish at 8:00pm
Venue: National Wine Centre, Hackney Rd & Botanic Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
Tickets: $25.00 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.

 

 "Every day we carry with us the spirit of our ‘Ancestors’, they have paved the way for each of us to rise and become the next generation of Leaders"  - Vicky Welgraven, proud Adnyamathanha Arrurru Woman and Australia Day Ambassador

 

 Speakers include:

Karina Lester, Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women

 

Karina Lester
Advocate in revival and maintenance of Aboriginal languages of South Australia and reclamation programs

 

April Lawrie, Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women

 

April Lawrie
Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, South Australia

Kerryne Liddle, Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women

Kerrynne Liddle 
Business Leader and Journalist for Public Affairs

Yaritji Young, Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women

 

Yaritji Young
Established Award-winning artist from APY Lands

Vicky Welgraven, Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women

 

Vicky Welgraven
Advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing

Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women, Kirstie Parker

 

Kirstie Parker
Director of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation – SA Government

Rosemary Wanganeen, Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women

Rosemary Wanganeen
Griefologist and Founder of the Australian Institute for Loss and Grief

The first Aboriginal Women’s vote happened here in South Australia. Hear the powerful story from Verna Koolmatrie of how the Raukkan Ngarrindjeri community influenced this important chapter in our country’s history.

 

 

 Performances by:

  • Nancy Bates
  • Vonda Last
  • Of Desert and Sea

 

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This event is proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

Supported by a grant from the Government of South Australia.

Supported by a grant to commemorate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in South Australia.

Event Partner - Office for Women
Event Partner - Reconciliation SA
Venue Partner - National Wine Centre

 

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