2017 Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture
Armidale Bowling Club
6th Nov @ 6:00pm-8:00pm
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. Mr Archibald was renowned for his knowledge and interest in all issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly education. Established in 1986, the lecture is presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speakers who are leading professionals in their fields.
2017 guest speaker: Dr Ray Kelly
Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre
Title: Memories, Milestones and Monuments
The Art of storytelling has been a useful tool in the movement to protect Aboriginal sites of significance in NSW.
In NSW today there are over 65,000 known Aboriginal sites. These sites are found in various landscape, they can be found in towns and cities, along river banks and tracks, they can be found almost anywhere.
These are important places for social, spiritual, historical and commemorative reasons. They reflect the ways in which Aboriginal people view their cultural heritage, they can carry a relationships between one person and another, and between people and their environment. Ray will demonstrate his approach to investigating and analyzing language material recorded by Aboriginal informants.
For the past 30 years, Dr Ray Kelly has dedicated his working career to Indigenous Community enhancement at Regional, State and National levels. He is resolute in his belief that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have an inherent right to maintain, preserve and manage all aspects of our unique cultures. In order to do this effectively we must commit to an ongoing process of engagement, communication and negotiation with our fellow Australians for all aspects of our future planning and development of our country.
Ticket price: No cost
Facilities: Wheelchair access, Disabled amenities