The Wollotuka Institute
30th Anniversary News, Highlights and Events
2013 will see the 30 year anniversary for Wollotuka which commenced as a small enclave, providing cultural support to Indigenous students in an alien learning environment to an Institute providing outstanding outcomes in Indigenous student engagement and leadership, teaching, research, community engagement and Indigenous staff employment. Wollotuka will be celebrating all year with a number of significant events which will honour Indigenous people who have walked before us and events which will highlight the strengths of Wollotuka today. Please continually check our homepage for upcoming events.
Information on Wollotuka history.
Wollotuka Reconciliation Scholarship Ball 2013
The purpose of this event is to foster and build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and businesses with a passion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education as well as raise money for the University 's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Fund which assists Indigenous students through full-time study, in particular those who are not eligible for Commonwealth assistance. The scholarship has been established through contributions from the University, staff, industry donors, community organisation as well as funds raised from this event.
WHEN: Saturday 1st June 2013
WHERE: Newcastle Panthers, Cnr King & Union Street, NEWCASTLE WEST
TIME: 6pm - Auction viewing; 6.30pm - start
THEME: Black & White
Guests will enjoy a three course premium menu dinner and be entertained by renowned Aboriginal hip hop trio The Last Kinection featuring Joel Wenitong, Naomi Wenitong with DJ Jaytee and supported by The Soul Machine, featuring Newcastle's upcoming vocalist Cassia Shirlie with Willy Graham on keys.
Community Individual Private Ticket Purchase - $80
Community Group Private Table of 10 Purchase - $800
For further information please contact:
The Wollotuka Institute
Phone: (02) 4348 4220
5 February 2013 - Book Launch of "Our Voices: Aboriginal & Torres Straitslander Social Work"
Our Voices is a ground-breaking collection of writings from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous social work educators and students who, through a process of hypothesising, reflecting and evaluating, have built and acquired a took kit of appropriate behaviours, interactions, networks and intervention.
The book was launched by former Social Justice Commissioner,Dr Tom Calma at The Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle. The Wollotuka Institute authors, Dr Stephanie Gilbert and Karen Menzies, were available to meet guests and sign copies of the book.
8 March 2013 - Wollotuka International Womens Day - INVITATION ONLY
United Nations International Womens Day Theme - “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”
Time - 1.30pm til 3pm for High Tea and Special Guest Speakers
Venue - Birabahn Building
19 March 2013 - The Australian Constitution: Do you know what is missing?
Come along and join the conversation around Constitutional Recognition for Indigenous Australians with Special Guest Speaker, Jeff McMullen, AM.
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: The Great Hall, Callaghan Campus, University of Newcastle
Enquiries: Joe Griffin - 02 4985 4564