The Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture was founded on a partnership
Koorie Women Mean Business, Binjirru Regional Council (ATSIC), and La
Trobe University - former Womens studies and the Aboriginal Liason
Unit. The lecture is free and open to the public at La Trobe Universitys,
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 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.
1999 Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture PDF (16 Kb)
2000 Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture PDF (739 Kb)
2001 Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture PDF (78 Kb)
2003 Memorial Flyer PDF (102 Kb)
2003 Memorial Invite PDF (45 Kb)
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