Public lecture by Mary Elizabeth Calwell

Ms Mary Elizabeth Calwell, daughter of The Hon Arthur Calwell, Australia’s first Immigration Minister and Former Leader of the Australian Labor Party, (1960 to 1967), will be giving a free public lecture at the opening of 'Waves of Love & Emotion' exhibition next Tuesday night.

As the Member of Parliament for the seat of Calwell - named after The Hon Arthur Calwell - and the co-chair of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Multiculturalism, this exhibition and public lecture is very important in telling the stories of migration as part of Australia's wider history and narrative.

'Waves of Love & Emotion' is the 10th inter-generational exhibition presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc. under the umbrella of WHAT HAPPENED AT THE PIER. Themed on the concept of LOVE in all its permutations, the exhibition brings together twelve Memory Keepers who share their stories of migration through visual narratives and objects.

Ms Calwell will deliver the public lecture “The initiation and implementation of Australia’s post-World-War-Two immigration scheme” on the night.

Lecture by Mary Elizabeth Calwell
Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017 Time: 6 -7 pm
Venue: Ground Floor Theatre South Melbourne Town Hall 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne

The WAVES of LOVE & EMOTION exhibition
Time: 7.15 – 8pm
Venue: Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne |

This is a FREE event.