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Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration 2019



$10 - $15 AUD + BF

$10 - $15 AUD + BF

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Don Dunstan

Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration 2019

Date and Time

Tue 28th May 2019, 6:30 pm - Wed 29th May 2019, 8:30 pm


Bonython Hall
The University of Adelaide/ North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia

Event description

Join us for the Don Dunstan Foundation's 13th annual Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration - a showcase focusing on reconciliation, storytelling, culture and the arts.

Taking place during Reconciliation Week in partnership with Reconciliation SA, this important event is not to be missed. 

This year's oration will be delivered by David Rathman AM PSM FIML. David has significant and extensive experience in broadcasting, Aboriginal community development, and Aboriginal education. Holding significant executive roles including Chief Executive Department of State Aboriginal Affairs, David has impressively contributed across a range of government roles to further aboriginal education and community welfare. 

David is a Board member of the SA Museum and the Chair of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee, SA Museum.

Presented by the Don Dunstan Foundation and Reconciliation SA.

Thank you to our Major Sponsors BHP and Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation

And our supporting partners Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education - The University of AdelaideOffice of Indigenous Strategy & Engagement - Flinders University

*Ticket price includes a drink after the oration 

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The Don Dunstan Foundation is a thought leadership organisation. We work on collaborative projects to inspire action for a fairer world, building on the legacy of the late Premier, Don Dunstan. We are a registered charity and focus on social justice issues through public events, collaborative projects and research. Our current areas of focus, as set out in our 2016-2020 strategic plan, are: Exploring new ways to address homelessness in particular with the focus on ending street homelessness in the inner city as part of the Adelaide Zero Project. Helping improve individual and community mental health primarily though a range of events and commissioning research. Analysing the opportunities and challenges of migration by supporting a Migration and Population Growth Network with the Committee for Adelaide and a Migration and Refugee Research Network (MARRNet) with a broad range of organisations. Supporting Aboriginal economic empowerment by working with the Leaders Institute of South Australia and reconciliation though our annual Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration. Growing the purpose economy in South Australia through the Thinkers in Residence Program that brings experts from around the world to help us develop a more purposeful economy that is able to achieve the highest levels of social, cultural and environmental impact.