Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
1 June 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Anita Heiss, Zachary Penrith-Puchalski, Celeste Liddle, and Sharon Payne

In her introduction to Growing up Aboriginal in Australia, editor Anita Heiss writes: ‘[These] stories cover country from Nukunu to Noongar, Wiradjuri to Western Arrernte, Ku Ku Yalinji to Kunibidji, Gunditjamara to Gumbaynggirr and many places in between.’

It’s a collection of truly diverse stories – sometimes surprising and funny, often confronting and always illuminating – that paint a rich and detailed picture of what it means to come of age as an Aboriginal Australian. How do the formative experiences of Aboriginal Australians shape their sense of self and their sense of community? And what experiences do Aboriginal kids across the country have in common – whether they’re in the city or the suburbs or in the most remote corners of the continent?

With contributors Celeste Liddle and Zachary Penrith-Puchalski, Heiss will host a frank, funny and forthright discussion of formative years and life lessons. Join them as they talk pride, stereotypes and family stories.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Paperback will be our bookseller at this event.


This event will be live-streamed – sign up for a reminder email below. 

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