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Curtin University
Centre For Aboriginal Studies

Rob Riley Memorial Lecture

2017 Rob Riley 21st Anniversary Memorial Lecture

Friday 19th of May, 6:00pm
Hosted by Peter Yu, CEO of Yawuru

Rob Riley was an Indigenous statesmen and leader of his people whose untimely death was mourned throughout Australia. Inspired by his conviction that Australia had to confront its history of dispossession of Aboriginal people from their lands and all that has flowed from it, Riley worked tirelessly to advance social justice and reconciliation with non-Indigenous Australia.

The Centre of Aboriginal Studies established the Rob Riley Memorial Lecture to keep upholding the memory of Western Australia's key Indigenous figures, the late Rob Riley. 

This year's lecture is hosted by Peter Yu, Peter is the CEO of Yawuru Corporation in Broome, Western Australia.

Event information

Date:  Friday 19th May 
Time: 6:00 pm refreshments
6:30 pm start
Location: Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213
Curtin University Kent Street, Bentley
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