05 Sep Shifting perspectives in our universities
Professor Tom Calma AO
Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia and Chancellor of the University of Canberra
When Malera/Bandjalung woman Margaret Williams-Weir walked into the sandstone quadrangle of Queensland University in 1957, she made history as the first Aboriginal person to be accepted into an Australian institution of higher education. Imagine that. It had taken more than a century from the time Australia’s first university, the University of Sydney, had opened its doors in 1850 for a First Nations person to be permitted to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by tertiary qualifications.
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