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Weaving the Australian Tapestry

By onholidays - 15 October 2008 0

Hi all,

From 6.30 this Friday night at the National Library there’s a free talk by Linda Burney, which she’s called “Weaving the Australian Tapestry: building a society of ‘beauty rich and rare’ from threads of harmony and contradiction.” Link is here:

http://www.parkesfoundation.org.au/Projects_oration2008.htm

But here’s the blurb if you don’t have time to clickety click:

    6.30-8.15pm, 17 October 2008,
    National Library of Australia, Canberra
    Refreshments and live jazz with the Dan McLean Trio from 6pm

    Linda Burney is a member of the Wiradjuri nation, and the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the NSW Parliament – for the seat of Canterbury in 2003.

    She is the NSW Minister for Community Services, and has also held the positions of Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Training, and Minister for Fair Trading, Volunteering and Youth. She is cirrently Vice President of the ALP.

    A former teacher, she has an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Charles Sturt University, and was named as one of 10 “True Leaders” of Australia by the Australian Financial Review’s Boss magazine.

    Admission free but bookings recommended; phone (02) 9953 9678.

    Cheers, Potsy.

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