First Nations Speaker Series

Join us for the First Nations Speaker Series, presented in collaboration with GML Heritage and the Research Centre for Deep History at the Australian National University.

Hear fascinating discussions from contemporary authors, artists, curators, designers, and producers.

Previous speakers have included Professor Brenda L Croft, Blak Douglas, Dennis Golding, Dr Danièle Hromek, Dr Terri Janke, Dr Virginia Keft, Alison Page, Matt Poll and Peter White.

This is a free event and will be held at the Museum of Sydney. Bookings to attend in person opening soon.

For those who cannot attend in person, a live recording of this event will also be made available.

Upcoming talk

Advancing Aboriginal Led Approaches to Enterprise and Economic Development in NSW

Speaker Professor Heidi Norman

In this work I offer some initial insights, drawing on field work conducted over the last few years, about Aboriginal led approaches to enterprise and economic development.  Focusing on NSW and the work of Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs), I map these approaches and identify some key themes along with the limits and possibilities of Aboriginal-led collective enterprise and economic development.  I examine this point in relation to the history of Aboriginal contact and engagement with the settler economy, the public policy orientation towards economic development and more recently, Indigenous businesses. Bringing together the policy and the practice of communal and land-based enterprise, I offer suggestions for strategies to advance Aboriginal aspirations for economic development linked to the land estate. 

Bookings essential

When & where

Wednesday 6 July
Wednesday 3 August
Wednesday 7 September
Wednesday 5 October
Wednesday 2 November
Wednesday 7 December


Museum of Sydney
Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000



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