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The life of David Unaipon

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

His face will certainly by familiar to many, as it smiles at us from the $50 note. But David Unaipon’s extraordinary life deserves to be remembered in full. 

David Unaipon was a preacher, an inventor, and an author, with his multifaceted life helping to break many harmful stereotypes of Aboriginal people. 

Karen Smith of the Aboriginal Heritage Office will visit to take us through Unaipon’s life story and explain why it is still relevant to us today.  

Karen has been the Education Officer at the Aboriginal Heritage Office since 2011 and has shared her knowledge and experience of the local Aboriginal history and culture with thousands of local residents, students and schools. She leads guided walks and gives presentations throughout the partner Councils in northern Sydney.

Karen is from the Buruberongal clan of the Hawkesbury (Derrubin) area and her family has been living in the Manly area for many years.

Image of David Unaipon courtesy of the State Library of NSW.


June 19
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Gordon Library
799 Pacific Highway,
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