Celebrating NAIDOC Week with the 2012 Yarramundi Lecture

Each year, the University of Western Sydney hosts the Yarramundi Lecture in celebration of NAIDOC Week, to commemorate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Since the inaugural Yarramundi Lecture in 1997, the public event has been considered an important and unique opportunity for the University community to embrace Indigenous education and support reconciliation.

In 2012, the event will be held at 3pm on Friday 29th June 2012 at the UWS Hawkesbury campus. Warren Mundine, Chief Executive Officer of GenerationOne, will be performing the Yarramundi Lecture.

Warren Mundine

Warren Mundine, an Australian Aboriginal leader and member of the Bundjalung people, succeeded Tim Gartrell as the CEO of GenerationOne in June 2012.

Mr Mundine was recruited to lead the GenerationOne campaign, which aims to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in one generation by harnessing the power of employment and training.

He was formerly the National President of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and has a long history in Indigenous employment as CEO of NTSCorp, CEO of the New South Wales Native Title Service, and Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.

On Friday 29th June, Mr Mundine's lecture will be streamed live on the UWS News Centre from 3pm and will be filmed for broadcast on TVS.

WHEN: 2:30pm for 3pm-4pm, Friday 29th June, 2012
WHERE: Northside, (Building L2), UWS Hawkesbury campus, corner of Bourke Street and Londonderry Road, Richmond.

Media enquiries should be directed to the UWS Media Unit.


28 June 2012

Read Mr Mundine's Yarramundi Lecture

View photos of the Yarramundi Lecture

Contact: Danielle Roddick, Senior Media Officer