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Jelani Cobb: Civil Rights in the age of Trump

Jelani Cobb delivers the UNSW Martin Luther King lecture with an introductory performance by the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus. Writer and educator Jelani Cobb is a long-time staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work brings to life the intricate complexities of race in America.
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Visual Perception and Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal painting has largely been regarded as conceptual rather than perceptual. Emeritus Professor Barbara Gillam will examine the innovative perceptual skills of Aboriginal bark painters, especially in depicting figure-ground and occlusion. She will also discuss the visual meaning of this art and its interaction with conceptual meanings.
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Using Land Titles records for family and local history

Presented by Associate Professor Carol Liston AO. Land title records are a hidden treasure for family and local historians but are always easy to understand. This talk and workshop will introduce you to ways of searching and retrieving online records to trace the history properties and families.
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Troy Story

To coincide with her latest novel A Thousand Ships writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes will take audiences on a tour around the Trojan War, the greatest conflict in ancient literature. From the causes of the war (divine displeasure) to its complex aftermath, this show encompasses some of the greatest poetry ever written.
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