Events - 6 Sep 17


Patyegarang Oration 2017

6 September 2017

Macquarie University invites you to join us for the Patyegarang Oration 2017. The Patyegarang Oration is an annual event held at Macquarie to celebrate the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander community and promotes reconciliation through the sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, teaching and knowledge. This year the oration also aligns with Indigenous Literacy Day which is a national day of celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, stories, language and literacy.

The Patyegarang Oration is a key component of Macquarie University’s Indigenous Strategy 2016-2025 aligning Macquarie university’s aspiration to achieve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander success . This year Professor R.V. (Bob) Morgan (Ed. D.) will deliver the keynote address. Professor Morgan is a Gumilaroi man from Walgett in Western NSW and is a highly respected and acknowledged Aboriginal educator and researcher who has worked extensively throughout Australia and internationally in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and learning for over thirty years.

We will also be joined by our student speaker Jesse Slok who is studying a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Entrepreneurship. Jesse is the Chairman and Co-founder of The Bawurra Foundation which is a not-for-profit organisation helping to improve the literacy ability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children by working with schools in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities providing access to high tech educational resources.

We hope you will join us, and look forward to welcoming you to what is set to be a memorable event.

When: Wednesday September 6, 2017

Where: E7A, Level 8, 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

RSVP: Register here

Bushcare@MQ: September 6

6 September 2017

Come along for some weeding and a practical planting session at Bushcare@MQ.

Proper weeding techniques will be demonstrated and we will also provide tools, expertise and afternoon tea. Just bring along clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, sun protection, sensible footwear, water, and friends – the more the merrier!

Please note, this event will not proceed if there is heavy rain.

Find out more about Bushcare@MQ, or stay in touch via the growing Bushcare@MQ group on Facebook.

6 September 2017

Where: Learning Circle, Macquarie University (along the path behind the Lighthouse Theatre).

Time: 2:00pm – 4.00pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Bookings are essential. Email to register your attendance.

For MQ staff only: Bushcare@MQ is eligible for Community Volunteering Leave. Contact us if you would like to organise a half day (1.30pm – 5.00pm) Community Volunteering session for teams of 5-12 MQ staff.

For more information please contact Belinda Bean (02) 9850 1003 or

We hope to see you there!

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