- Point Lonsdale Community Hall, Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale
- April 28, 2023
- Friday, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
- Queenscliffe Historical Museum
- (03) 5258 2511
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Monthly Talks – A Mabo: Memoir & the Voice to ParliamentPassed
Point Lonsdale Community Hall, Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale
Friday, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
April 28, 2023
Queenscliffe Historical Museum
(03) 5258 2511
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Monthly Talks – “A Mabo: Memoir” & the “Voice to Parliament”
with Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC.
An insider’s comprehensive account, by the plaintiffs’ counsel Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC.
Keon-Cohen recounts Eddie Mabo’s motivations, the Murray Islanders, their culture; the lawyers and judges involved; legal aid hassles; set-backs during trial and repeated attacks by Bjelke-Petersen’s government. The poignancy of Mabo’s premature death, before final success in the High Court, and the case’s legacy.
Bryan will also briefly outline the achievements and failures of the Native Title Act (1993) enacted by the Keating Labor Government; and the current debate surrounding the proposed constitutional entrenchment of an “Indigenous Voice to Parliament”, to provide advice to the federal government. Questions will follow.
Please join us at the Point Lonsdale Hall for this interesting Museum Talk.
Where: Point Lonsdale Community Hall, Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale
Date: Friday 28 April
Time: Talk at 11am (join us for light refreshments at 10.30am)
Cost: Tickets are $5 for Museum Members & National Trust and $10 for non-members.
Maybe you will consider becoming a member on arrival if you are not already one and then you will be entitled to a ticket for half price!
Everyone is most welcome and off-street parking is available in the paddock adjoining the hall.