Speaker Date Topic
Adam Joseph Aug 10, 2020 6:30 PM
Bennelong: Australia's First Indigenous Ambassador
Join us via Zoom on Monday, 10th August 2020 as we welcome Adam Joseph as our speaker.

Partner at Contact Publicity

Former Federal Government advisor

Certificate of Diplomatic Studies at University of Oxford

Master of International Studies at University of Sydney

Bachelor of Arts at University of Sydney

Adam is involved in the following two Aboriginal Advancement Projects:

  1. Production of a short documentary on the abduction of Bennelong and subsequent voyage with Arthur Phillip to London as Envoy
  2. Clearing of lantana from the spot where the abovementioned abduction took place at Collins Beach, Manly
  • Work on the above 2 projects would be wonderful vehicle for Reconciliation with indigenous peoples of Australia.
  • The site is an important historical site, being the place from which Bennelong was abducted on 25 November 1789 and the site where Governor Phillip was subsequently speared on 7th September 1790.
  • The relationship between Canada Bay area and the Aboriginal Advancement project is the site where Bennelong was ultimately buried.


Hilary May Black Aug 17, 2020 6:30 PM
The Latest on Covid-19

Join us via Zoom on Monday, 17th August as we welcome guest speaker Hilary May Black from The Westmead Institute of Medical Research to learn the lastest on COVID-19.


John Walters Aug 31, 2020 6:30 PM
See It * Say It * Share It
See It * Say It * Share It

Join us via Zoom on Monday, 31st August 2020 as we welcome Rotarian, John Walters of the Rotary Club of Engadine, to speak about See It * Say It * Share It and the I.R.I.S. approach to lifting literacy skills by engaging and supporting local communities.

John is …

  • a reading specialist - focusing on pre-literacy & reading-readiness,
  • a researcher &
  • an award-winning writer.


Previously he was …

  • a school principal
  • a curriculum consultant
  • a lecturer at the University of NSW

During the past five years he has been working with teams at the University of Sydney and University of Wollongong in Australia, along with the University of Liverpool and Manchester University in the UK.

John speaks locally and internationally (prior to C-19) about early literacy and has recently returned from speaking engagements in England, Denmark and Finland.