ANTaR ACT – 2018 David Hunter Memorial Lecture

Save the date – Tuesday 9 October – the 2018 David Hunter Memorial Lecture

ANTaR ACT is very pleased that Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett AM has agreed to deliver the 2018 David Hunter Memorial Lecture. The focus of the lecture will be on the issues around the high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care, both in ACT and nationally. Muriel Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung woman who has been employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency since 1999.

The lecture will be held at 6pm, Tuesday 9 October 2018; please join us for refreshments from 5.30pm. The venue is Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall Street, Barton.

See the notice on our website here. More details to follow in our September bulletin.

The next ANTaR ACT monthly meeting will be on Tuesday 4 September, at 6pm, in the Snug Room at King O’Malleys. All are welcome to join us – the focus will be on planning the lecture, as well as updates on our current campaigns.

Any queries, please email

Winnunga petition

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services is seeking signatures on a petition to support the right of the Aboriginal community to self-determination and self-management and to see the restoration of Boomanulla Oval and return of the Oval to Aboriginal community control and management. You can sign the petition at, or find more information and printable copies of the petition on their website.

Early September events (more events to come in our September bulletin)

Screening of Christopher Robin
for the YBAD (Young Black And Deadly) Warriors

Thursday 6 September, 6.15pm
Limelight Cinemas in Tuggeranong
Tickets – $25 for movie, popcorn and a drink
Come and join a movie fundraising event for the YBAD (Young Black And Deadly) Warriors Suicide Prevention Team in memory of Roderick ‘Brother’ Connors and all the young souls we have lost to suicide. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to watch another great Disney movie AND see it before every one else whilst also supporting our YBAD Warriors Rugby League and Netball Teams ?. Click on this link to purchase your tickets now.

Ngunnawal Dreaming
Sunday 9 September, 10am
Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Join local Ngunnawal man Richie Allen for a tour around the wetlands. Learn the local history and the dreamtime stories that have been passed through the generations.
Bookings essential: book your tickets here

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