Our Orations

The University of Melbourne and Murrup Barak facilitate two public orations a year - The Dungala Kaiela Oration and the Narrm Oration.

Guests and the Speaker at the Dungala Kaiela Oration 2013

The Dungala Kaiela Oration 2013 delivered by Peter Nash.

The Dungala Kaiela Defining Shepparton Oration:

The Dungala Kaiela Oration is hosted jointly by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. The oration celebrates Aboriginal cultural identity with the goal of creating a shared vision for the people of the greater Goulburn Valley region and promoting Aboriginal development.

The Dungala Kaiela Oration is held in the middle of the year in Shepparton.

Read About and Watch Dungala Kaiela Orations

The Narrm Oration

Narrm refers to the country of the Melbourne region. The vision for this oration is to profile leading Indigenous thinkers from across the globe in order to enrich our ideas about possible futures for Indigenous Australia.

The details of the 2016 Narrm Orration.

Read About and Watch Past Narrm Orations