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Webinar: Finding First Nations Voice in the Colonial Archives (ST)

  • 13 Dec 2022
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • via Zoom
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Finding First Nations Voice in the Colonial Archives

Larissa will discuss how, in researching the story of Eliza Fraser, the 'white woman captured by cannibals', it was clear the voices of First Nations people had been silenced. But, as the story of Larissa's father shows, the colonial archives can hold information for First Nations people to find their way home after the impact of the child removal policy.

Presented By: Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt 

Skill Level: All


About the presenter: 

Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO is a Eualayai/Gamillaroi woman and the Associate Dean (Indigenous Research) and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is a graduate of the UNSW Law School and has a Masters and SJD from Harvard Law School. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a founding member of the Australian Academy of Law. She has published numerous textbooks on Indigenous legal issues.

Larissa won the 2002 David Uniapon Award and a 2005 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for her novel Home. Her second novel, Legacy, won a Victorian Premiers Literary Award. Her most recent novel is After Story (2016, UQP). Larissa is an award-winning filmmaker. She won the 2018 Australian Directors Guild Award for best Direction of a Documentary Film for After the Apology and the 2020 AACTA for Best Direction in Factual Television for her documentary, Maralinga Tjarutja.

She is the host of Speaking Out on ABC Radio.

Larissa was awarded the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year. She was awarded an Order of Australia for her work in Indigenous education, the law and the arts. Larissa received the Human Rights Medal 2021 from the Australian Human Rights Commission. 

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