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The Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture was founded on a partnership between
Koorie Women Mean Business, Binjirru Regional Council (ATSIC), and La Trobe University - former Women’s studies and the Aboriginal Liason Unit. The lecture is free and open to the public at La Trobe University’s, Bundoora Campus.
Lecture Speakers to date include: Jacqui Katona, former CEO Gundjemi Aboriginal Corporation, Geoff Clark - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Chairman and Professor Lowitja O’ Donoghue AC,CBE, the Yorta Yorta Native Title Claimants, and Judge Ross Howie.

Hyllus Maris
Hyllus Maris was a descendant of the Yorta Yorta people a leader and visionary poet whose initiatives in Aboriginal education included the establishment n 1983 of Worawa College, the first registered independent college for Aboriginals in Victoria. Hyllus Maris was also a singer, musician, poet, and screenwriter. She co-wrote Women of the Sun, which won a number of prestigious awards including the United Nations Media Peace Prize and the Australian Writers Guild Awards in 1983.

Download 1999 Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture PDF
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Download 2000 Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture PDF (739 Kb)
Download 2001 Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture PDF (78 Kb)
Download 2003 Memorial Flyer PDF (102 Kb)
Download 2003 Memorial Invite PDF (45 Kb)

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  Photos - Koorie Women Mean Business Collection 1997 - 2000.
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