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Boisbouvier Oration: Tony Birch

Sat 10 Sep, 6.30pm

Delivering this year’s Boisbouvier Oration, renowned writer Tony Birch spotlights the remarkable contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have long been at the forefront of human rights activism in Australia. He brings to life the stories of women who have been great truth-tellers, confronting a national affliction of amnesia and silence with words both direct and profound. Birch is the author of multiple novels, works of poetry and short-story collections, including Dark As Last Night, which was awarded the 2022 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Proudly supported by the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne

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