Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

Yaintya yartangka ngadlu tikanthi, kuma tirkanthi, kuma warpulayinthi. (These are the lands we live, learn and work on)

Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Past Event

Hugo Memorial Lecture: This is demography manifest

Adelaide Festival of Ideas

16 July

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Fri 16 July, 10.00am - 11.00am


Bonython Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide


Free but registration is required.

Masks will be mandatory at all sessions


Wheelchair Accessible Venue


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How do we make sense of a population as spread out and diverse as Australia? For years, we’ve looked to demographers to carve up, label, and stratify the public into groups and categories, in the hope that these overlapping identifiers might help us understand the shape of the nation. Such complex data rarely makes the front page, but can inform policy decisions that affect all of our lives. So how does it all work, and how can demography help us understand contemporary Australia?

In collaboration with the Stretton Institute and Don Dunstan Foundation.

Speakers include: Prof Adam Graycar and The Hon Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM

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Prof Adam Graycar

The Hon Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM