Event:

Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Saturday 18 August 2018, 2:30-4:00pm

In its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW (formerly the NSW Writers’ Centre) pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture.

This year we honour Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993), Australia’s first published Aboriginal poet. Oodgeroo Noonuccal, known publicly as Kath Walker until 1988, when she readopted her traditional name, was also a political activist, educator, and artist. The event celebrating her contribution to Australian literature will include conversations, readings, and archival materials.

With writer, academic, and poet Peter Minter; Indigenous poet and activist Evelyn Araluen; director of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal documentary Shadow Sister Frank Heimans; and Brenda Saunders.

The Honouring Australian Writers series is made possible with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the State Library of NSW.

For more information and resources on Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s life and writing, visit our research page.

To listen to the podcast of this event, click here.

The Honouring Australian Writers series is made possible with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the State Library of NSW.

 

 

 

 

Please note, this event will include images of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Image credit: Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal Tribe 1992 © George Fetting/Copyright Agency, 2018 , Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

 

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