Seminar Program

Tuesday 18 February 2014
Time Session

9.30 am

Registration (Includes complimentary coffee and tea)

10.00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Guy Hansen

Director, Exhibitions, National Library of Australia

10.05 am

Indigenous Welcome

Djon Mundine OAM, Indigenous Curator

10.10 am

Session 1: Keynote Address - Matthew Flinders, A Life

Miriam Estensen; author of Discovery, The Life of Matthew Flinders, The Life of George Bass, and Terra Australis Incognita.

Chair: Lindsay Perry, Secretary, The Matthew Flinders Society of Australia

10.55 am

Session 2: Encounters and Incarcerations

We cleared for Action: Matthew Flinders at Encounter Bay
Gillian Dooley, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Flinders University, delivered in association with Anthony Brown.

Incarceration in Mauritius
Margaret Sankey, Emeritus Professor, The University of Sydney

Baudin’s Lessons at Encounter Bay
Professor Jean Fornasiero, Head, School of Humanities, The University of Adelaide

Chair: Dr Susannah Helman, Acting Curatorial Manager, Exhibitions, National Library of Australia

12.30 pm

Lunchbreak

2.00 pm

Session 3: Indigenous Encounters

King Bungaree and Flinders
Djon Mundine OAM, Indigenous curator

The Nyungar of South Western Australia and Flinders
Professor Len Collard, School of Indigenous Studies, The University of Western Australia & Dr David Palmer, Senior Lecturer in Community Development, Murdoch University. Delivered in association with Clint Bracknell Assistant Professor (Indigenous Studies),  University of Western Australia

Chair: Lindsay Perry, Secretary, The Matthew Flinders Society of Australia

3.00 pm

Session 4: The Naming of Australia

I call the whole land Australia
Lindsay Perry, Secretary, The Matthew Flinders Society of Australia

Early European placenaming in Australia
Dr Jan Tent, Lecturer Linguistics Department, Macquarie University

Chair: Martin Woods, Curator of Maps, National Library of Australia

3.55 pm

Closing Remarks

Lindsay Perry, Secretary, The Matthew Flinders Society of Australia