Curtin is excited to invite you to hear first-hand the extraordinary stories of Olympic legend Cathy Freeman OAM and celebrated music artist Christine Anu on Sunday 20 February 2022. Christine will also perform.
Proceeds from your ticket will help support mature-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to enter and succeed at Curtin University. This life-changing opportunity is supported by the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship Program.
Tickets on sale Monday 25 October 2021 via Ticketek.
The artwork featured above is by Bindjareb woman and Curtin graduate, Valerie Ah Chee. Find out more
Meet our special guests
Keynote – Cathy Freeman OAM
One of Australia’s best-loved and most successful Olympic champions, Cathy was the first Aboriginal woman to win a gold medal at an international athletics event.
She became the first competing athlete to light the flame at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games opening ceremony, and went on to win the gold medal in the 400m.
Cathy now concentrates her time on making a difference to others through the Cathy Freeman Foundation.
Keynote – Christine Anu
Christine is a 17-time ARIA nominee with a successful 27 year career spanning music, theatre, dance, film, television, radio and children’s entertainment.
Her award-winning song ‘My Island Home’ is considered by many Australians as the Australian National Anthem, which she performed at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony.
Christine is a strong public advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and others from marginalised backgrounds.
Master of Ceremonies – Roanna Edwards
A Ballardong Nyungar woman, Roanna (Ro) hosts the Saturday Breakfast program on ABC Radio Perth by weekend and manages Aboriginal strategy and engagement at Horizon Power by weekday.
Ro has a unique way of sharing her lived experiences of growing up Aboriginal in Australia and brings Aboriginal perspectives to any discussion in an inclusive and thought-provoking way. With a warm and vibrant character and her love of people and their stories, Ro’s conversational style delivers engaging interviews for all.
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We wish to acknowledge our generous supporters who have helped ensure proceeds from ticket sales can support the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship Program.
A bequest to Curtin from the late Paul Andrew Digby Robinson has also helped ensure ticket proceeds can support the Scholarship. We are grateful for Paul’s forethought.
Cathy Freeman and Christine Anu attend this event as speakers by arrangement with Saxton Speakers, and do not necessarily endorse any of the event supporters.