Cathy Guinness on being a white woman in an Aboriginal world

October 19, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Eltham Central Pavilion
Eltham Central Park
Panther Pl, Eltham VIC 3095
Pam Griffith

This talk will be given by Nillumbik U3A member Cathy Guinness.

For 40 years, Cathy has been the partner of a prominent Yorta Yorta man, Wayne Atkinson, as he has journeyed through the political upheavals of these years as a leader – putting Aboriginal voices into history, reclaiming ownership of Aboriginal heritage, the Native Title court cases, the campaign for joint management of national parks, and now the work to tell the truth about our past.

Cathy and Wayne have also travelled around the world researching their family histories in Ireland, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and India, resulting in Cathy publishing two books about her family and human rights.

Throughout these experiences, Cathy has learned from Wayne what it is to be an Aboriginal activist, and she has come to understand about being white in an Aboriginal community.

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