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Uncle Colin Hunter, an elder of the Wurundjeri, gave a Welcome to Country at the start of the launch

Launch of the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Divinity

In an historic moment, on Monday 13 December 2021 the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Divinity was formally launched.

The event was attended by several elders in person and online via the livestream, including Uncle Colin Hunter an elder of the Wurundjeri, who gave a Welcome to Country at the start of the launch, and The Reverend Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone, the newly appointed chair of the committee which will oversee and guide the work of the School.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Sherlock, spoke at the launch: “We bring to this day a lot of hopes; hopes that we might be able to do things better and differently, that new things and even ancient things might emerge”.

The event was live-streamed and a recording can be found online:

If you would like to become a financial supporter of the School, you can now make a donation via our website divinity.edu.au/giving/

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