Virtual Yarramundi Lecture to highlight Indigenous thought leaders

Western Sydney University is pleased to present the Yarramundi Lecture — an annual forum exploring issues of local and national significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — to be held online at 6.30pm – 8pm, Tuesday, 8 December.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Strategy and Consultation, Professor Michelle Trudgett said this year’s lecture will bring together thought leaders and advocates from the Indigenous community.

“The Yarramundi Lecture will be a robust discussion about the opportunities and challenges facing Indigenous people,” said Professor Trudgett.

“I warmly invite members of the community to join University students and staff at this year’s digital forum.”

The Yarramundi Lecture, now in its 23rd year, forms part of the University’s longstanding commitment to its Indigenous Australian communities.

It also follows the recent launch of Western Sydney University’s 2020 - 2025 Indigenous strategy which reflects a renewed commitment to Indigenous Australians and an expansion of educational, leadership and Indigenous-led research opportunities at the University over the next five years.

Guest speakers for the evening will include:

  • Aunty Fran Bodkin – Dharawal Elder and Western Sydney University Elder on Campus.
  • Dr Kerry Arabena – Managing Director of Karabena Consulting Trust and First 1000 Days Australia, Director of Kinaway Chamber of Commerce and President of EcoHealth International.
  • Luke Hodge – Western Sydney University Indigenous Student Representative on Student Council.
  • Jessie Robinson – Western Sydney University Indigenous Student Representative on Academic Senate.


Tuesday, 8 December 2020.


6.30 – 8pm AEDT.


Online event via Zoom.


Please register your attendance via the Yarramundi Lecture registration page (opens in a new window) to receive the zoom information.


27 November 2020

Ali Sardyga, Media Officer

Artwork in the banner by Chris Edward (2010) – Swimmy Creek [Mixed media on Latvian linen 100cm x 145cm Western Sydney University Art Collection. Image in Western Red]