The Duguid Memorial Lecture is held in honour of Dr Charles Duguid OBE and Mrs Phyllis Duguid OAM for their tireless Aboriginal rights campaigning.
Dr Duguid and his wife gained national and international headlines in the 1930s due to their campaigning for legislative reforms and fairer work policies for Aboriginal people. This led to forming the forerunner of what was to become the Aborigines Advancement League.
In 1994, the Aborigines Advancement League made a substantial gift to the University of South Australia and Flinders University, to provide study grants for Aboriginal graduates as well as to conduct a memorial lecture every two years.
Alternating between the two universities, the Duguid Memorial Lectures are designed to further harmonious relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities that continues the respect for Aboriginal culture that the Duguids initiated.
Dr Charles Duguid OBE and Mrs Phyllis Duguid OAM
Three Generations on the Duguid Legacy
The 2016 Duguid Memorial Lecture was held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at the Hawke Building City West Campus, hosted by the University of South Australia.
Professor Tom Calma AO
Chancellor, University of Canberra
Co-Chair, Reconciliation Australia
About the speaker
Professor Calma is an Aboriginal Elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group whose traditional lands are south west of Darwin and on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia, respectively. He has been involved in Indigenous affairs at a local, community, state, national and international level and worked in the public sector for 40 years and is currently on a number of boards and committees focusing on rural and remote Australia, health, education, justice reinvestment, research, reconciliation and economic development.
Professor Calma reviewed the significant events that have occurred since the 1930’s when the Duguids led and campaigned for legislative reforms and fairer work policies for Aboriginal people in Victoria and South Australia.
This event also celebrated the launch of the book ‘The Long Campaign’, a collection of past Duguid Memorial Lectures. A collaboration between UniSA and the Office of Indigenous Strategy & Engagement, Flinders University, the chapters address education policy, Indigenous health, reconciliation, community governance and national representation, Indigenous knowledge and philosophy, and the power of the written and spoken word in Indigenous literature and storytelling.
The 2014 Duguid Memorial Lecture was held on Monday, 17 November 2014 at Flinders Victoria Square, and hosted by Flinders University.
Presented by Dr Anita Heiss
Adjunct Professor at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning
University of Technology, Sydney.
About the speaker
Dr Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a regular guest at writers' festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous literature.
She is an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. Anita is a role model for the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy and an Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. She is an Adjunct Professor with Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS and currently divides her time between writing, public speaking, MCing, and being a 'creative disruptor'. Anita was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards and the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards.
Anita’s lecture celebrated diversity while considering what makes us the same as human beings, and provided the audience with an entertaining insight into Anita’s life and inspirations as an author and educator.
Indigenous Knowledges, the Academy and the Community
Dr Irene Watson
Associate Professor in Aboriginal Studies
David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research
University of South Australia
The Uncomfortable Road to Cultural Ease - Shifting Focus to Close the Gap
Associate Professor Dennis McDermott
29 October 2010
Photo credit: Flinders University Multimedia Services
Indigenous Education Outcomes: Are The Answers In The Mainstream?
Professor Peter Buckskin
Dean and Head of School, David Unaipon College of Education and Research
University of South Australia
27 November 2008
Professor Buckskin's lecture examined nationwide management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and the realities of the vast gaps in educational and social outcomes.
|2016||Professor Tom Calma||Univesity of South Australia|
|2014||Dr Anita Heiss||Flinders Victoria Square|
|2012||Dr Irene Watson||University of South Australia|
|2010||Associate Professor Dennis McDermott||The Flinders University of South Australia|
|2008||Professor Peter Buckskin||University of South Australia|
|2006||Mr Klynton Wanganeen||The Flinders University of South Australia|
|2004||Associate Professor Tracey Bunda||The Flinders University of South Australia|
|2003||Professor Lowitja O’Donoghue||University of South Australia|
|2000||Dr Jackie Huggins||The Flinders University of South Australia|
|1998||Mr John Moriarty||University of South Australia|
|1996||Ms Jenni Baker||The Flinders University of South Australia|
|1994||Professor Paul Hughes||University of South Australia|