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The History Salon - Uncle Gary Foley

100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria, 3006

The fifth History Salon features Gary Foley in conversation with Kirstyn Lindsay.

Gary Foley was born in Grafton, northern New South Wales of Gumbainggir descent. Expelled from school aged 15, Foley went to Sydney as an apprentice draughtsperson. He was then involved in the establishment of the first Aboriginal self-help and survival organisations including Redfern’s Aboriginal Legal Service, Aboriginal Health Service in Melbourne, and National Black Theatre.

Late in life Foley completed his BA with first class honours in History in 2002. Between 2005 and 2008 he was a lecturer/tutor in the Education Faculty of University of Melbourne. In 2012, he completed at PhD in History at the University of Melbourne for which he won the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. He has worked at Victoria University since 2008, where he was appointed Professor of History in 2015.

Uncle Gary will be talking about pivotal moments in his activist, academic and creative career. Hosted by Kirstyn Lindsay.

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100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria, 3006

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