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In conversation with Stephen Mam

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Henry Reynolds

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Culture/Social Equity / History/War Stories / Politics



#About the event


Henry Reynolds

Henry Reynolds

H.R was born and grew up in Tasmania and returned to live there in2000. He worked at James Cook University in Townsville for thirty years. His wife Margaret was a Senator for Queensland from 1983 to 1999. He taught both Australian history and politics. He is best known for his pioneering work on the history of settler-indigenous relations which became widely known with the publication of The Other Side of the Frontier in 1981. Many books followed. They have been widely read and have received many literary prizes including two Queensland Premier's Prizes. His book Drawing the Global Colour Line, co-authored with Marilyn Lake won the Prime Minister's Prize for non-fiction.

He has contributed widely to public discourse with many articles in national newspapers and frequent appearances on television and radio.


Stephen Mam

Stephen Mam

Stephen Mam was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland. He is of Torres Strait Islander descent and is heavily influenced by his multicultural knowledge and experiences.

Throughout the years, Stephen has extended his knowledge of culture and multiculturalism through travel, having travelled extensively through Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

He explored these interests, studying Social Science, majoring in Development and minoring in Environment and Society at the University of Queensland.

He has been employed in a range of industries, including culture, community, health, information communications technology (ICT) and economics, among others.

From 2000 to 2003, Stephen worked as the Coordinator of Wagga Torres Strait Islanders Dance Company Pty. Ltd. and Brisbane Metro South CDEP. He also spent three years as an economic analyst for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Canberra.

Stephen is the Executive Director / Founder of SIBW.

Stephen is currently a member of the national Statement from the Heart Working Group, Deputy Chair of Taringa Headspace Consortium, Community Engagement Coordinator & a former Committee Member of Reconciliation Queensland, Member of the Queensland Chief Magistrate’s Cultural Advisory Group, Member of BlakDance Indigenous contemporary dance peak body, as well as member of several other community organisations and projects.


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