29 June 2022

2022 NAIDOC Week at the National Library

2022 NAIDOC Week runs from Sunday 3 July to Sunday 10 July.

Join us in the National Library Theatre on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm as we screen stories of those who have lived ‘Get up, Stand up, Show up’. These screenings are available courtesy of our friends at the National Film and Sound Archive and their wonderful Black Screen initiative.

No bookings are required to attend the screenings – just show up and enjoy! Each screening runs for approximately 30 minutes.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that these screenings may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons.

Australian Biography: Charlie Perkins

Monday 4 July, 3 pm, National Library Theatre

Charles Perkins gives his own account of his early life in Alice Springs and Adelaide, his youth as a soccer star, his work on behalf of Aboriginal people and his vision for the future of Australia.

Australian Biography: Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue

Wednesday 6 July, 3 pm, National Library Theatre

In 1976, Lois was the first Aboriginal woman to be awarded an Order of Australia. In 1983 she was honoured with a CBE and in 1984 she was made Australian of the Year. In March 1990, Lois became the founding chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.

Australian Biography: Jimmy Little

Friday 8 July, 3 pm, National Library Theatre

Jimmy Little talks about what stardom meant for a boy from the bush, and the profound impact that his Aboriginal heritage has had on his life, and more recently, his music.

Through this year’s NAIDOC theme we are encouraged to ‘Get up, Stand up, Show up’. We celebrate the leaders who’ve been the champions of change that span generations. The National Library is hosting and facilitating a number of events throughout the week, which you can find more details about here. Join us and see how you can ‘Get up, Stand Up, Show up’ this NAIDOC week.

The details

What: 2022 NAIDOC Week at the National Library
When: Monday 4 July, Wednesday 6 July and Friday 8 July 3 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: The National Library of Australia Theatre
Cost: Free

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