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Live panel discussion on Redfern: Aboriginal activism in the 1970s

Join us for the launch of Redfern: Aboriginal activism in the 1970s, the latest release from Aboriginal Studies Press which explores the significant yet underexplored history of 1970s activism and Redfern. 

Date: Wednesday 7 October
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm (AEST)

In the 1970s, Redfern, an inner-city suburb of metropolitan Sydney, became the epicentre for Aboriginal intellectuals and ambitious young radicals.

Having fled poverty and segregation in rural Australia in the 1950s and 60s, they set about fulfilling their vision – a new way of living, where Aboriginal people could control their own lives – politically, economically and culturally.

Redfern: Aboriginal activism in the 1970s is the previously untold story of how they set about fulfilling their dreams. 

  • Johanna Perheentupa (author)

    Johanna is an historian whose research fields are Australian Indigenous politics and advocacy for social change, and their engagement with settler colonial society and governments.

  • Professor Heidi Norman (event host)

    Heidi is an award-winning and leading researcher in the field of Australian Aboriginal political history.

  • Professor John Maynard

    Professor Maynard is currently Chair of Indigenous History at the University of Newcastle. His publications have concentrated on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history, and the history of Australian race relations.

  • Aunty Norma Ingram

    Aunty Norma has lived much of her life in the political sphere having worked at the coalface of Aboriginal Affairs for more than four decades and in the Redfern area.