Biennial Duguid Memorial Lecture

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.

Drand Mrs Duguid

Dr Charles Duguid OBE and Mrs Phyllis Duguid OAM

Duguid Memorial Lecture archive

2014

Considering Sameness

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
Author and
Adjunct Professor at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning
University of Technology, Sydney.

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DUG Landscape

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.

Lecture theme

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.

2012

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

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> UniSA news release 'The position of Indigenous knowledges in Australian society'

Dr Irene Watson

2010

The Uncomfortable Road to Cultural Ease - Shifting Focus to Close the Gap

Associate Professor Dennis McDermott
Flinders University
29 October 2010

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> UniSA news release 'The position of Indigenous knowledges in Australian society'

Associate Professor Dennis McDermott

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2008

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.

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> Read UniSA news release 'Biennial lecture to challenge government commitment on Indigenous education'

Professor Peter Buckskin

Lecture History

Year Speaker Where Held
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