May 27 – 2014 Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration by Professor Patrick Dodson


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to deliver the annual Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration

Tuesday 27th May, 2014 at 7:00pm

Bonython Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide

General Admission – $20.00
DDF Subscriber & Concession – $10.00
Full-Time Students – FREE

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Patrick Dodson is a Yawuru man from Broome in Western Australia. He has dedicated his life work to being an advocate for constructive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people based on mutual respect, understanding and dialogue. He is a recipient of the Sydney International Peace prize.

He was a Royal Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, inaugural Chair of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and Co-Chair of the Expert Panel for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.

Patrick lives in Broome with his family, where he is involved in social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability through his roles as Chair of the Lingiari Foundation and Executive Chair of Nyamba Buru Yawuru.

He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Broome where he lectures in Spirituality and the Challenge of Reconciliation.


Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG is an Aboriginal Australian who has given her lifetime to improve the welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In recognition of her enormous efforts, Dr O’Donoghue was named Australian of the Year in 1984 and 1990, and was inaugural chairperson of the now dissolved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC). 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 (AC) in 1999, and is a Dame of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great.

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