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Monday, June 8 • 12:00 - 13:00
The 'Promised Land' and the 'Lucky Country': Collaboration between Jews and Aboriginal People

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This session will explore the bond between Jews and Aboriginal people. For example: Ngarigu linguist Professor Troy (University of Sydney) and native Revived Hebrew speaker Professor Zuckermann (The University of Adelaide) will discuss perspicacious insights applicable from the Promised Land to the Lucky, albeit linguistically Unlucky, Country. Professor Troy will share her views on Israel, following her introduction to the Hebrew revival, Prof. Zuckermann will propose the establishment of 'Native Tongue Title' - to compensate Aboriginal people for linguicide, and David Muller will explore the Kimberley Plan by the Freeland League to resettle European Jewish refugees in northern Australia before the Holocaust.

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David Carlos Muller

David Carlos Muller is a PhD candidate focusing on the Kimberley Plan and Uchronic Fiction at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria.
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Jaky Troy

Director of AIATSIS Research, Indigenous Social and Cultural Wellbeing Jakelin is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. She is the mother of one beautiful little girl. Jakelin’s academic research is diverse but has a focus on languages... Read More →
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Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Professor of Linguistics & Endangered Languages, The University of Adelaide
Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann (D.Phil. Oxford) is Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide. He is President of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS), chief Investigator on a large research project assessing language revival and mental... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 AEST
Room 101