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Women of the Sun at the Macleay Museum


22 January 2007

Naykalan Munung as Alinta in the groundbreaking TV series
Naykalan Munung as Alinta in the groundbreaking TV series "Women of the Sun".

The first two episodes of the groundbreaking and award-winning television series Women of the Sun will be presented by the Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney this Thursday - the day before the anniversary of colonisation.

Written by Hyllus Maris and Sonia Borg, Women of the Sun was first screened by SBS TV in 1981, and tells the stories of Aboriginal women over two centuries of colonisation, challenging the conventional notions of Australia's past.

Theseries highlighted issues which would dominate Aboriginal affairs over the following decades and also attracted international and national acclaim, winning the United Nations Media Peace Prize and two Australian Writers' Guild Awards.

The first two episodes, which will be presented by the Macleay Museum at the University's Old Geology Lecture Theatre, are set in the 1820s and the 1890s and reveal the Indigenous experience of colonisation through the eyes, experience and language of two women.

An interval will be held at the Macleay Museum, which will be the final chance to see the Macleay Museum's inspirational Living Water exhibition, featuring stunning artistic expressions of Aboriginal identity.

Event details:

What: Screening of Women of the Sun, presented by the University of Sydney's Macleay Museum

When: 5.30pm on Thursday, 25 January, 2007

Where: The Old Geology Lecture Theatre, the University of Sydney (enter via Parramatta Road footbridge). Refreshments will be served at interval in the adjoining Macleay Museum.

Cost: $10/$5 student concession

Bookings: (02) 9036 5253 or email macleaymuseums@usyd.edu.au

Further information: www.usyd.edu.au/museums


Contact: Katrina O'Brien

Phone: 02 9036 7842

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