Hunter Living Histories Showcase
“Return to Yallarwah”
Monday 9 October 2023 (1.00pm-2.30pm)
This work respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land.
WHEN – Monday 9 October 2023 (1.00pm-2.30pm)
- Presentation 1: 5oth Anniversary of Biology at the University of Newcastle with Emeritus Professor Tim Roberts AM. (10 mins) VIEW HERE
- Presentation 2: “Return to Yallarwah” Showcase featuring:
- Dr Ray Kelly on the then of everything. VIEW HERE
- Susan Harvey on the big magic of Novocastrian Tales and Yallarwah Place and introduces the Novocastrian Tales: Heart of our Nation 8-minute film to be viewed by the meeting participants VIEW HERE
- Paul F Walsh OAM on the current reality and the need for healing of this place of healing. VIEW HERE
- Dr Ramsey Awad, Executive Director Infrastructure, Planning & Sustainability and Sheryn Barrack Manager of Aboriginal Engagement Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability representing the Hunter New England Health team at The John Hunter Hospital present their magnificent Yallarwah restoration plan with a view towards next year’s 25th birthday, including Aboriginal engagement and beyond. VIEW HERE
- Hot Topic Discussion/Questions from meeting attendees.
All welcome to attend the next “Return to Yallarwah” Showcase featuring presentations from invited guests and general discussions, hosted as part of the Hunter Living Histories showcase.
The Yallarwah Bicentenary Memorial is among (more so) the first united Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal memorials in Australia.
Yallarwah Place (or Uncle Bob’s Place) was launched in February 1999 to serve First Nations/ Aboriginal people and families across NSW undergoing medical treatment at the John Hunter Hospital to feel welcome, supported and cared for during their stay in hospital.
Over the past years Yallarwah has suffered itself and not been cared for as it could and should have been.
We have really good news to share with everyone that things are on the mend with the building, and grounds, so please come along next Monday 9 October from 1 to 2:30pm to hear all about it.
Please let your Aboriginal friends families and colleagues from across New South Wales know, as the real test for all of these kind words’ proof is in the pudding.
Anyone interested in cultural safety, Aboriginal reconciliation, professionalism, setting a good example and “hope that everything is going to be okay” will love it.
For more plans: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/116466
UPDATES FROM THE REGIONS
- Regional GLAM Institutions Updates
- Hunter Regional Committee Hunter National Trust Updates
- Rainbow History Evening – The Yellow Socks Club: Newcastle’s Biggest Gay Scandal | 5.30pm Sunday 15 October at Bernie’s Bar (The Star Hotel) – John Witte
- “Home in the Hunter” Exhibition at Caroline Simpson Library until 20 October – Further details HERE
- Latest HLH blog posts- Further info HERE
- Book Launch “More than Coal’ Exploring Significant Natural History of the Lower Hunter Valley and Creative Ways to Love it” By Bronwyn Grieve on Thurs 9 November 5pm-7.30pm – Further Information below
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Next Showcase – Monday 6 November – Historical Fiction Writing (Panel) 1pm – 2:30pm