ANU and four Indigenous groups to make major announcement

The Australian National University (ANU) and representatives from the ACT’s four Indigenous groups will come together for an important announcement at the ANU on Wednesday.

Representatives of the four Indigenous groups will present a gift to the University in the form of a traditional name for the new central meeting place for the University which opens in 2019 to replace Union Court.

The special ceremony, including Aboriginal dancers, will take place during the annual State of the University Address by ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC, starting at 11am at Llewellyn Hall, ANU.

Representatives from the Little Gudgenby River Tribal Council, Buru Ngunawal Aboriginal Corporation, King Brown Tribal Group, and the Ngarigu Currawong Clan have participated in the gift.

Media are invited to attend.

WHO: ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC, local Indigenous Elders

WHAT: Indigenous groups gift to ANU, during the 2018 State of the University Address

WHERE: Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, William Herbert Place, ANU

WHEN: 11am, Wednesday 31 January 2018

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