2017 Yarramundi Lecture

In 2017, Western Sydney University celebrates 21 years of the Yarramundi Lecture. Since 1997, prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have shared their take on issues of local and national importance by delivering the annual Yarramundi Lecture. The event marks the University’s abiding commitment to listen and be a conduit through which to pass on generations of knowledge.


When Australia’s First Peoples speak, are we listening? Join us as three renowned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders share their perspectives and stories which illuminate the role of languages in the making of Australia’s modern history.


Wednesday, 6th December, 2017


6.30pm registration for a cocktail reception, and 7pm to 9pm for the Yarramundi Lecture.


Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium (Building EE) Parramatta South campus (opens in a new window), Western Sydney University, Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere.


Please register your attendance below by Friday, 1 December 2017.


The 21 Years Anniversary Commemoration e-book is below for viewing.


Mr Noel Pearson
Member of the Guugu Yimidnirr community of Hopevale on South Eastern Cape York Peninsula; land rights activist; Founder and Director of Cape York Partnership; history and law graduate of Sydney University.

Ms Gail Mabo
Mer Artistic Director, choreographer, visual artist, writer, actor and daughter of Eddie Koiki Mabo.

Mr Darryl Wright
Dunghutti man and Elder on Campus; CEO, Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation.


Parking will be provided.
If you have any queries, please contact 02 9678 7577 or PVCEngagement@westernsydney.edu.au.