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AACAI WA CHAPTER & ASWA INVITE YOU TO A CULTURAL HERITAGE SEMINAR
September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Path of Pain: UnderstandingTrauma, Acknowledging Truth andEnabling Healing through the Bernierand Dorre Island Lock HospitalHistories
Dr Jade Pervan & Ms Kathleen Musulin
Between 1908 and 1919 over 800 Aboriginal men, women and children “deemed” to have venereal disease were taken from across Western Australia and transported, usually in neck chains, to the Lock Hospitals. The Path of Pain is a community-driven project, which tells the story of the Lock Hospitals tragedy.
The Lock Hospital Working Group (made up of representatives from the Shire of Carnarvon, researchers, community members and direct descendants)initiated a number of culturally appropriate memorials and healing spaces to acknowledge this untold story.
The project showcases best practice in informing future policy on truth telling but also cultural heritage protection and awareness of places, times, settings and landscapes of very traumatic periods in the past.
TUES 15 SEPT 2020
THE LEFT BANK
15 Riverside Rd
(upstairs at The River Bar)
BOOK ONLINE HERE
$10 for Student or ASWA/AACAI Member
$15 for Other (everyone is welcome)
Food provided* / Licensed bar available
*Please indicate any dietary requirements
Contact Tania Philips for more