This Whispering in Our Hearts: The Moral Legacy of Richard Windeyer
6:30pm | 26 July 2017
Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney
Join Professor Greg Craven AO, The Hon. Acting Justice Arthur Emmett AO, The Cape York Institute’s Shireen Morris and Chalk & Behrendt’s Geoffrey Winters for a discussion about the recognition of Indigenous peoples in the Australian Constitution.
Our guests will speak to ‘This Whispering in Our Hearts: The Moral Tradition of Richard Windeyer’. In this essay, David Allinson argues that whilst it is important to uphold the legal legacy of Sir Samuel Griffith, which dates from the colonial era, it is no less important to uphold the legacy of Richard Windeyer’s 1844 lecture, On the Rights of the Aborigines of Australia, which is witness to a moral tradition that dates from the same era, and which can still inspire advocates for constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians today.
The essay will be the third in the monograph series published by Uphold & Recognise, an organisation established to find a way of recognising Indigenous peoples while also upholding the integrity of the Constitution.
This event is generously supported by Gilbert + Tobin and the Australian Catholic University.