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Sprigg Salon: A Little Bit Of Justice - Panel Discussion

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Join the South Australian Museum this National Reconciliation Week for an in-depth panel discussion about our latest exhibition, A Little Bit of Justice: The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan and its continuing relevance to contemporary issues relating to the justice system and rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration.

Sketched in the shadow of the gallows, the rediscovered drawings of Aboriginal stockman Charlie Flannigan – the first man to be executed in the Northern Territory – offer an extraordinary visual record of life on the 19th Century frontier. His untimely death in 1893 sparked controversy in the Northern Territory, where the media reported that "the public conscience has never been so deeply stirred by a keen sense of injustice". An expert panel will consider and discuss the connection between the historical events and contemporary issues.

The panel, hosted by Eva Wilson, Aboriginal Education Coordinator, South Australian Museum, comprises:    

  • Don Nawurlany Christophersen, Collection Development Coordinator, Library & Archives NT and Curator of A Little Bit of Justice
  • Uncle Major Moogy Sumner, leading voice on First Nations incarceration, Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Leader and Elder
  • Joel Bayliss, Senior Aboriginal Cultural Advisor for Youth Justice

Ticket price includes a complimentary drink on arrival.

  • 6:00- Museum opens and welcome drinks service begins. Guests invited to view "A Little Bit Of Justice: The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan"
  • 6:25- Panel discussion with Q&A following.
  • 7:30- Panel discussion concludes. 
  • 8:00- Close of event.

Support for the Sprigg Salon series is kindly provided by Inspiring South Australia and Beach Energy:

Image: Horseman leaping from a cliff1892, pencil on paper, Charlie Flannigan, South Australian Museum Archives AA263/1/25b

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