Dr Jackie Huggins, who has been a close associate of the last Loris Williams and her family for decades will no doubt bring a depth of knowledge and understand to the lecture.
The theme for this year’s lecture is ‘ Reclaiming Identity, Place and Story: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Records ‘
Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA is an historian and author who has had a distinguished career in government, non-government and community circles. She is a former Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia and Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation member. After many years at the University of Queensland she now is self-employed. She spent 14 years as an SLQ Board member, a Board member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and Co-Commissioner for the Inquiry Into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families.
Today she is a member of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board, the Australian Heritage Council, and the Telstra Foundation. In 2001 Dr Huggins became a Member of the Order of Australia for her work in reconciliation, social justice, and women’s issues, and her contributions to literature.
Her book Auntie Rita, a biography about her Mother, was heavily reliant on the Queensland government records currently administered by the Community and Personal Histories Unit of the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs. More recently Dr Huggins has worked at the Queensland State Archives assessing their Indigenous records. She is proud to present the Annual Loris Williams Lecture.
Venue: State Library of Queensland, Auditorium 1, Level 2
Date: Tuesday August 21, 6.15 pm for a 6.30 pm start
Length: Lecture – One hour (40 mins lecture; 20 mins question time)
for more information, contact Margaret Reid on 07 34043008