The George Briscoe Kerferd Oration is an annual, free community event, first held in 2003 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the naming of Beechworth. The Kerferd Oration invited an eminent speaker to Indigo Shire to challenge our thinking, foster discussion and promote active citizenship.

The 2023 Oration will explore journalism and the media landscape in Australia. Stay tuned for exciting update about this year’s Orator.

In the meantime, take a look at last year’s Kerferd Oration, delivered by Peter Hutton on “Australian Education: How did we get here and where are we going?”



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Kerferd Oration 2023