Indigenous Soprano delivers annual Nulungu Reconciliation Lecture

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Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 20-8-2009

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The University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus

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Indigenous soprano, actor and author of the internationally acclaimed play, White Baptist Abba Fan, Ms Deborah Cheetham, will deliver the 2009 Nulungu lecture for The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus.

Since her international debut in 1997, Ms Cheetham has performed in theatres and concert halls around the world, including a performance with Spanish tenor José Carreras in 2003 to an audience of more than one billion at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup.

A graduate of the NSW Conservatorium of Music and Julliard School of Music, she was a recipient of the 2006 Australia Council, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts fellowship. The fellowship enabled her to write, direct and produce a 21st century Australian opera, Pecan Summer.

The Nulungu Reconciliation Lecture is an annual event on the Broome Campus where key speakers are invited to address issues of Reconciliation that shape contemporary Aboriginal and Australian thought and experience. Nulungu Reconciliation Lecture It’s not over till the Black Lady Sings 5.00pm, Thursday 20 August 2009 The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus 88 Guy Street, Broome For more information please contact please Lyn Quince on (08) 91920602 or lquince@nd.edu.au