To be delivered by Mr Noel Pearson
The Gough Whitlam Oration has become a significant national event hosted each year in the heart of Western Sydney.
Continuing that tradition, this year’s Oration will be given by highly respected indigenous leader, lawyer and land-rights activist Noel Pearson, Chair of the Cape York Group. He comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hopevale on South Eastern Cape York Peninsula and has an honours degree in history and a laws degree from the University of Sydney.
Noel has been strongly involved in campaigning for the rights of Cape York Aboriginal people and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Cape York Land Council in 1990. He has earned a national reputation for his advocacy on Native title cases including the historic WIK decision. The resulting High Court decision is recognised as one of the most important Native Title cases in Australian History.
This event is presented by the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney with the support of Riverside Parramatta.
Dates & Times:
7:00pm, Wednesday 13 November
All tickets free, bookings essential