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Book Launch: Aunty Pat Ockwell tells her story

When

21 Nov 2021
1pm

Duration: 2hrs

Where

Community & Linen Rooms

Cost

Free

Books will be available and on sale at launch.

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When

21 Nov 2021
1pm

Duration: 2hrs

Where

Community & Linen Rooms

Cost

Free

Books will be available and on sale at launch.

Follow

Facebook

The launch of Aunty Pat Ockwell tells her story marks an important place on a long journey for the proud Wurundjeri woman Aunty Pat Ockwell. A highly regarded Senior Elder, Aunty Pat has worked tirelessly for fairness and justice for her community for many years. She is adored and admired by many people for her vast knowledge and experience, and her dedication and hard work for her people.

Written by Aunty Patricia Ockwell with Pauline Mackinnon, Aunty Pat Ockwell tells her story is a beautiful hard-cover publication, with over 200 photos in both colour and black and white. It is a truly significant and stunning body of work, and an important read for all Australians.

About the book:

‘This is one woman’s story that is also the story of her people. Aunty Pat Ockwell tells of her family’s struggles, and their determination to keep their culture strong. Aunt says it’s ‘…what I’ve been through and what lots of our people have been through.’ This book calls on the young ones to hear the words of their Elders, and to always stay strong and be proud of their ancient culture and identity.

Through the lens of her life, the reader enters a much larger story: the story of the continuing impact on First Nation people by the arrival of others in their country. Against the backdrop of invasion and racism, this book brings home these realities in a very beautiful and personal story.’

Access

  • The Community and Linen Rooms where this event takes place, are wheelchair accessible.
  • Entrances to both spaces are wheelchair accessible.
  • The event will take place inside.

Bathrooms

  • There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms close to the venues in the Covent building.
  • All-gender bathrooms, separate to unisex accessible bathrooms, are available within the Covent building.

Precinct

  • There is a wheelchair accessible ATM inside the Convent building.

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