St Mark’s Lecture 2021 – Unfinished Business ‘Australia’s First Nations and Christianity’?

  • Starts: Thu 27 May 2021 6:30pm
  • Ends: Thu 27 May 2021 9:00pm
  • Location: St. Mark's Church, Darling Point Road, Darling Point NSW, Australia

The Christian church has plenty to say sorry for in its 200 years or so of engagement with Australia’s First Nations. Christians were at the frontline when it came to denigrating and suppressing Aboriginal cultures. When children were removed from families, churches made it possible. It might be surprising, then, to learn that from the beginning of colonisation, churches consistently recognised that First Nations people have been victims of terrible injustice. So how did things go so wrong and what can Australians learn from this history?

Dr Laura Rademaker will be presenting the lecture. Dr Rademaker is a Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the Australian National University, researching Australia’s First Nations and religious history. She is also the author of two books. Found in Translation: Many meanings on a North Australian Mission (2018) was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s History Award. Indigenous Self- Determination in Australia: Histories and historiography was released mid-2020.

Live-stream option will be available.  There is no fee for the lecture

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