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Reflections on Healing Country

Thursday, 8 July, 2:00 pm3:15 pm AEST

The University of Divinity community is warmly invited to join us for a webinar during NAIDOC Week reflecting on this year’s theme, ‘Heal Country!’  Garry Deverell and Naomi Wolfe will be joined by Aunties Sherry Balcombe and Janet Turpie-Johnstone, as well as Uncle Glenn Loughrey, to explore questions around the wounding of country through both past and ongoing colonial practices, and also what might need to occur in order for country to experience some measure of healing.


Aunty Sherry Balcombe is an Olkola and Djabaguy woman and Director of Aboriginal Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Melbourne

The Rev’d Dr Garry Deverell is a trawloolway man and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Indigenous Theologies, University of Divinity

The Rev’d Uncle Glenn Loughrey is a Wiradjuri man, the vicar of St Oswald’s, Glen Iris, and an accomplished artist and writer

The Rev’d Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone is a Gundit-jamara woman, a retired Anglican priest, and a PhD candidate with the Australian National University.

Ms Naomi Wolfe is a trawloolway women and First People’s Coordinator in the University of Divinity

Webinar details

Thursday 8 July 2021, 2:00-3:15pm AEST


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The webinar may be recorded for teaching and archival purposes. It will not be published online following the event.


Image credit: 2021 National NAIDOC logo


Thursday, 8 July
2:00 pm–3:15 pm AEST
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