Wed, Jun 10



Aboriginal, Indigenous or First Nations? A complex history.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Indigenous, Aboriginal, Aborigine, Blackfella, First Nations or First Australians. These terms have come to take on different meanings to different people, wrapped in the history and politics of the time. What's the appropriate term?

Registration is Closed
See other events
Aboriginal, Indigenous or First Nations? A complex history.

Time & Location

Jun 10, 2020, 7:00 PM


About The Event

An Australian entrepreneur and international adventurer, Dave Curby has worked in over 40 countries in the education and tourism sectors. This week Dave will be offering a presentation as part of our E-Club's cultural aims to create respect and awareness of people, language, culture and community. 

Dave was born in Mparntwe (pronounced m'barn-twa) or otherwise known as Alice Springs, a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin to the 'top end' of Australia and Adelaide to the very south of Australia.  The Aboriginal Arrernte (pronounced arrunda) people are the traditional custodians of Alice Springs and the surrounding region. 

The 'Alice'  is a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country's interior desert region. Its 1872 origin as part of the Overland Telegraph Line (linking Darwin and Adelaide) is preserved in the vintage buildings and equipment at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. 

Dave's presentation focuses on his years of working with Aboriginal people in remote Aboriginal communities, his experiences as the Executive of Australia's largest First Nations College and University, and insights as a CEO of an Aboriginal organisation.  Dave has consulted for local councils and organisations in the formulation of Reconciliation Action Plans to give greater focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parity. 

Join us online via zoom for this wonderful presentation. 

Email us at to be invited. 

Share This Event