San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The Don Dunstan Foundation with Reconciliation SA present
The Hon the Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO
Lingua Nullius: A retrospect and prospect about Australia's first languages
Australia had a rich linguistic diversity at the time of colonisation. The subsequent centuries have seen that diversity damaged enormously by neglect and, often, outright repression. Language is a key element of identity, and for this reason language policy needs to focus on supporting surviving original languages to thrive, for the benefit of our shared cultural inheritance.
In this oration, The Hon the Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO will explore the importance of language to aboriginal cultural identities. A former Premier of South Australia, Ambassador for Reconciliation SA and an ordained Minister in the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide, Reverend Arnold holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics from The University of Adelaide and chairs the Advisory Group at the University of South Australia's Research Centre on Languages and Culture. He has served as the CEO of Anglicare and of World Vision.
An inspiring and fascinating orator with a rich and deep knowledge. Secure your tickets early for this unmissable event.
Presented by the Don Dunstan Foundation, in collaboration with Reconciliation SA and the Foundation’s partners: Finders University and The University of Adelaide.
The Don Dunstan Foundation Annual
Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration
This annual event honours the resilient and influential aboriginal leader, Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue AC CBE DSG, and gives a voice to issues of equality for our nation's first peoples. The Oration is held as part of Reconciliation Week, and features an eminent speaker who has made significant contributions to the social fabric of Australia.
Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue AC CBE DSG
Dr O'Donoghue is an Aboriginal woman who has dedicated her life to improving the welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She has been named Australian of the Year twice and was the inaugural chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. She was the first Aboriginal woman to be inducted into the Order of Australia and is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1999.
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Don Dunstan Foundation
The Don Dunstan Foundation is a leading think tank in South Australia established to promote the values and vision of our founder, the late Premier Don Dunstan. We focus on social justice and human rights issues and seek to address these issues through research, public events, collaborative projects and creating new ventures. We are supported by the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the South Australian Government.