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*ONLINE* Dr Robert Isaacs - Two Cultures, One Story

A Reconciliation Week Event

2021-05-27 20:00:00 2021-05-27 21:00:00 Australia/Melbourne *ONLINE* Dr Robert Isaacs - Two Cultures, One Story Told with grace and strength and co-authored by Tanaz Byramji, this memoir shares the inside story of a respected Elder and his drive to improve the lives of his people. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Thursday, May 27
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-05-27 20:00:00 2021-05-27 21:00:00 Australia/Melbourne *ONLINE* Dr Robert Isaacs - Two Cultures, One Story Told with grace and strength and co-authored by Tanaz Byramji, this memoir shares the inside story of a respected Elder and his drive to improve the lives of his people. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Told with grace and strength and co-authored by Tanaz Byramji, this memoir shares the inside story of a respected Elder and his drive to improve the lives of his people.

Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD (Hon) has spent his life bridging the divide between white and black Australia. Taken from his mother as a baby, Robert was raised in institutions not knowing he had a family and not knowing he was Aboriginal.

Enduring severe hardship, discipline and abuse at the hands of the Christian Brothers, Robert went out into the world at the age of 16 determined to make a life for himself and a family of his own. 

A chance encounter with a member of his extended family would help shape the rest of his life. Determined to both embrace his culture and build on his faith and education, Robert immersed himself in the world of Aboriginal health and housing, proving to be a straight-talking, deft political negotiator who can achieve real outcomes for Aboriginal people. Over the decades, Robert brings his considerable interpersonal skills to bear in the areas of alcohol and drug abuse, employment, relations with the police, the justice system and education. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Online Events | Author Talks |

TAGS: | recommended |

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Phone: (03) 4201 0600
Branch manager
Katherine O’Neill

Hours

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Mon, May 10 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 11 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 12 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 13 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 14 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat, May 15 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Tel: (03) 4201 0600

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