April 2021

Save the Date!

Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration 2021

Delivered by Pat Anderson AO

Date: Tuesday 1 June 2021
Time: 6:30 - 8pm
Where: Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide.

The Don Dunstan Foundation is proud to present the 2021 Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration.

This year's Oration will be delivered by Pat Anderson AO, who is known nationally and internationally as a powerful advocate for the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She has won multiple awards for her work in health and human rights and we are thrilled to be hosting her.

In her Oration, Ms Anderson will reflect on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and why it's important not only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but also to the nation as a whole. Given her extensive work in the lead-up to and at the Uluru conference, she is bound to challenge and stimulating bold thinking in us all.

We have limited availability so get your tickets here!

South Australia's History Festival

Don Dunstan's Photos: Help Us Fill in the Blanks!

Date: Thursday 13 May 2021
Time: 9:30am - 4pm
Where: Level 1, Flinders University at Victoria Square, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.
Cost: Free

Don Dunstan, a man of great social change, kindly gave his personal collection to the Flinders University Library. Unfortunately, many photos within the Collection are missing full descriptions of the people or events depicted. 

So we need your help! Please come and view an exciting selection of these photos, be reminded of the significance of the Dunstan era, and let us know if you recognise a person, location or event within them!

And we even have prizes available for those who offer the best insights!

Welcome to Our 2021 Len King Scholars

Since 2014 the Foundation has proudly awarded the Len King Scholarship in the memory of the late Hon. Len King AC QC (1925-2011). The scholarship offers up to $15,000 per year up to four years for students who are undertaking studies in Law at either the University of Adelaide or Flinders University, and who share Len's and Don Dunstan's passion for social justice.

In 2021, we have awarded four scholarships - the first two of whom are featured below.

Annalise Delic (pictured) is a 2021 Len King Scholar from the University of Adelaide, who is currently undertaking a double degree of Law and Arts, with a major in Politics. Annalise placed within the top 10% of students in her first year of study, and has recently completed in the advanced round of the Jessup Moot Court Competition. Now in her third year, she helps first year students develop their communication and advocacy skills through PAX, a collaborative study support program.

Molly Sloan is a 2021 Len King Scholar from Flinders University who is in her second year of a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice degree. According to Molly, the Len King Scholarship has offered her the opportunity to continue to pursue her passion for social justice while building her legal career.

We will feature our two other 2021 Scholars in our next edition of this newsletter.

The Foundation is proud to support these talented young people in their pursuit of social justice, and offer our warm congratulations. 

Maralinga: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

On the 23rd of March 2021, the Don Dunstan Foundation proudly hosted the seminar Maralinga: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

Accommodating a wide range of prominent guests involved in the development of the Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984, this dynamic seminar brought audiences on a journey to remote South Australia in the 1950s, where and when the British government performed nuclear testing on Aboriginal lands.

Our panelists, including Traditional Owners visiting from the lands for the seminar, provided some deep insight into the past, present and future consequences of the tests, and on the ultimately successful struggle for return of the lands.

Later in the day, the Don Dunstan Foundation was also pleased to partner with Wakefield Press on the launch of Garry Hiskey’s book, Maralinga: The Struggle for Return of the Lands.

Held in the Barr Smith Reading Room, the launch was attended by over 100 people, with addresses from the author, the Hon. Vickie Chapman MP, Attorney-General and Deputy Premier, and Ms Mima Smart OAM, a Maralinga Tjarutja Traditional Owner.

You can find more information about this event, including the video recordings of the seminar, here.

News and Events From Our Friends

Women Empowering Women

Date: Friday 7 May
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Where: The Highway, 290 Anzac Hwy, Plympton
Cost: $120pp (Three courses with beverages included)

Our friends at the Zahra Foundation present their first ever Women Empowering Women event. At the pay it forward luncheon you can hear from three inspirational women:

- Tanya Hosch - Executive General Manager Inclusion and Social Policy, AFL

- Kelly Jamieson - Founder and Managing Director, Edible Blooms

- Kate Thiele - Executive Director, Meals on Wheels Australia

And… for every two tables that are sold, one woman can complete their 9-week Pathways to Empowerment program and participate in one-on-one financial counselling – finding their way to financial independence and a safer future free from domestic violence.

Bring your colleagues, friends and family to join them for this three-course lunch (all inclusive) that gives directly back to the Zahra Foundation clients. Tickets available here.

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The Don Dunstan Foundation relies on donations, bequests and sponsorships to continue our social justice work. Thank you so much for your support. 
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