Festival Program

City Program

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country

Sun 5 Sep, 4pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

Influential Aboriginal scholar and author Marcia Langton will publish a newly updated edition of her travel guide to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, Welcome to Country. She talks about what has become a landmark guide to First Nations languages, customs, history and storytelling, and the inclusion of recent events such as the 2020 bushfires, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the destruction of Juukan Gorge by Rio Tinto, and the pandemic’s effects on travel. She is joined in conversation by Barry Judd.


1 hour


Event artists

Barry Judd is a descendent of the Pitjantjatjara people of north-west South Australia, British immigrants and Afghan cameleers. He is a leading Australian scholar about Aboriginal participation in Australian sports and his research focuses on engaging the broader population in difficult questions around the place of Indigenous people in Australian society. Barry commenced in the position of Professor and Director of Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne in February 2020.

Professor Marcia Langton AO is one of Australia's most important voices for Indigenous Australia. As an anthropologist and geographer, she has made a significant contribution to government and non-government policy as well as to Indigenous studies, native title and resource management, art and culture, and women's rights. 

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