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Jackie Huggins in conversation on Sister Girl
31 Jan 2022 / 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Avid Reader and Online

Jackie Huggins in conversation on Sister Girl

A new edition of seminal Tiddaist classic by Murri historian and activist Jackie Huggins, featuring timely and compelling speeches and essays.

Dr Anita Heiss is in-conversation with Jackie Huggins discussing Sister Girl: Reflections on Tiddaism, Identity and Reconciliation.

This event is free but registration is essential.

Instore guests - 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Limited to eighty seats. With booking an instore ticket your name will be on the door at Avid Reader. Avid Reader is required to use the Check In Qld App when signing in patrons to our events. You can download the Check In Qld App HERE.

Bar open at 5.30pm - drinks available for purchase prior to and after the event.

Online guests - Avid Reader will email the Zoom event link to you after 4.00pm AEST on the day of the event.

The pieces in this seminal collection represent almost four decades of writing by historian and activist Jackie Huggins. These essays, speeches and interviews combine both the public and the personal in a bold trajectory tracing one Murri woman’s journey towards self-discovery and human understanding. As a widely respected cultural educator and analyst, Huggins offers an Aboriginal view of the history, values and struggles of Indigenous people.

Sister Girl reflects on many important and timely topics, including identity, activism, leadership and reconciliation. It challenges accepted notions of the appropriateness of mainstream feminism in Aboriginal society and of white historians writing Indigenous history. Jackie Huggins’ words, then and now, offer wisdom, urgency and hope.

Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA, a member of the Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru peoples, is currently leading the work for Treaty/Treaties in Queensland. In popular demand as a speaker on Aboriginal issues, she is a well-known historian and author, with articles published widely in Australia and internationally. Her acclaimed biography of her mother, Auntie Rita, was published in 1994. Keeping it in the family, in 2022 her biography of her father, Jack of Hearts: QX11594 will be published.

She was the former Co-Chair National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, former member of the National Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Co-Chair Reconciliation Australia, the State Library Board of Queensland and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. She was Co-Commissioner for Queensland for the Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, and for several years was a Judge of the annual David Unaipon Award.