Reminder – David Hunter Memorial Lecture – Tues 31 Oct

2017 David Hunter Memorial Lecture

Looking back, looking forward
– steps towards justice, rights, respect

6pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017 – please join us for refreshments from 5.30 pm

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall Street, Barton

This year, the David Hunter Memorial Lecture will feature speakers who can reflect on the issues from 20 years ago that inspired the first Sea of Hands, as well as speakers who are taking the next steps through the Uluru Statement from the Heart.


Tristan Ray, who was involved in organising the first Sea of Hands (

Shannan Dodson, communications and digital consultant, and member of the ANTaR National Committee

Chris Bourke and Jennie Gordon, ACT representatives on the Uluru Position Working Group (

There will be a Sea of Hands display and the opportunity to sign a hand and show support for the continuing work.

For more information, see:

If you can help us set up a Sea of Hands on Sunday 29 October, at 1pm, please email

David Hunter was one of the founding members of ANTaR, and an enormously supportive and inspiring activist on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. In October 2000 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and he died in December 2003. Since then, ANTaR ACT has hosted an annual memorial lecture in memory of David’s contributions to reconciliation and Indigenous rights.


Also – Our Mob in Arts – Market on 18 November

The Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (OA&TSIA) will be holding the next Yarramundi Markets on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre, 245 Lady Denman Drive, Yarramundi Reach – 12pm to 5pm.

The market theme ‘Our Mob in Arts’ will be celebrating all mediums of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from traditional to contemporary art.

For more information see:

ANTaR ACT – meeting and more

The final 2017 ANTaR ACT monthly meeting will be held on Monday 20 November, 6pm, at King O’Malleys. All are welcome to our monthly meetings.

We are still keen for more people to get involved and help us achieve all we want to – there are a number of ways you could help, whether or not you can come to the monthly meetings. Some options are:

  • Help in coordinating ANTaR ACT stalls at events around Canberra
  • Help in coordinating access to the Sea of Hands (there are a number of requests for ‘Puddles of Hands’, eg at schools, throughout the year).
  • Help in putting together the monthly bulletin on local events and ANTaR ACT activities
  • Help in writing articles and maintaining the website.

Please email if you would can help or would like to find out more.

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