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Annual History Lecture "Aboriginal men and Women at the Heart of Empire"

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The Mint

10 Macquarie St

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Largely unreported in the press or historical documents, Indigenous Australians traveled to Britain in significant numbers from the late eighteenth century through to the twenty-first century. Some of these travelers were performers, footballers, boxers, jockeys, athletes, soldiers, sailors and political activists. Innovative observers, they were intent on gaining as much information about the world around them as they could, utilising that knowledge within their rapidly changing world.

Other Aboriginal people had horrific experiences. Kidnapped and enslaved, they were eventually discarded on the far side of the world far from their homeland.

In this Annual History Lecture, Professor John Maynard will explore the significant and largely missed movement of Aboriginal people to Britain from the late eighteenth century through to the twenty first century. Through his lecture he will analyse memory and location in an Aboriginal context, far removed from the Australian experience, providing an Indigenous perspective and insight about these journeys, asking the key questions – Why were they there? What were the differences in experiences of these Aboriginal travelers? Did they come home, and if so, what experiences, memories, observations and understandings did they bring back with them of the lands outside Australia? In the lead up to 2020 and the 250th Anniversary of the arrival of James Cook and the Endeavour, this Annual History Lecture turns our attention toward Aboriginal people at the heart of empire rather than the periphery.

Annual History Awards and a cocktail reception will follow the lecture. Find out more at our website.

Supported by Create NSW and Sydney Living Museums.

SPECIAL OFFER: Student admission $30. Places are limited, contact us at admin@historycouncilnsw.org.au to claim the offer.

About the Annual History Lecture

First held in 1996, the Annual History Lecture was inaugurated by the History Council of NSW to underline the importance of history to current issues and concerns. It is the premier networking event for history professionals and enthusiasts during our flagship festival, History Week.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, 18 years of age, as alcohol will be served at the event.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

This is an event in the Sydney CBD. Martin Place railway station is across the road from the venue and buses run through the city from around the metropolitan area. Parking is available either on the street or at nearby commercial parking stations. There is no disabled parking on site.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: admin@historycouncilnsw.org.au or phone: 0418 811 522

What's the refund policy?

Up to 7 days in advance of the event

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Names will be on an attendees list at the door.

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The Mint

10 Macquarie St

Sydney, NSW 2000

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