Oration Articles

Ethical question # 6: assessing a ‘fair go’

'What does a 'fair go' mean for you?' THE sixth of the Kerferd Oration committee’s eight questions to encourage Indigo citizens and communities to think about ethics in the lead-in to the July 19 oration in Beechworth goes to the heart of an Australian idiom – a ‘fair go’. Malian-born professional painter Diallo (pictured) had … Continue reading Ethical question # 6: assessing a ‘fair go’

Ethical question # 5: health test

'How do you take responsibility for your health?' THE fifth of the Kerferd Oration committee’s eight questions to encourage Indigo citizens and communities to think about ethics in the lead-in to the July 19 oration in Beechworth this week explores attitudes to health. The 2015 oration is to be delivered by Sydney ethicist Simon Longstaff. … Continue reading Ethical question # 5: health test

Ethical question # 4: water’s challenge

'What is the right use of water in a drying climate?' THE Kerferd Oration committee has released the fourth of eight questions being asked of Indigo citizens and communities to stimulate thinking about ethics in the lead-up to this year’s oration by ethicist Simon Longstaff in Beechworth on July 19. Charles Sturt University’s Rik Thwaites … Continue reading Ethical question # 4: water’s challenge

Ethical question # 3: knowing your neighbours

'How do you get to know your neighbours near and far?' THE Kerferd Oration committee has released the third of eight questions being asked of Indigo citizens and communities to stimulate thinking about ethics in the lead-up to this year’s oration by ethicist Simon Longstaff in Beechworth on July 19. Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre manager Jude … Continue reading Ethical question # 3: knowing your neighbours

Ethical question # 2: comprehending difference

'How do you open your mind to other points of view?' THE Kerferd Oration committee this week released the second of eight questions being asked of Indigo citizens and communities to stimulate thinking about ethics in the lead-up to this year’s oration in Beechworth on July 19. Beechworth Secondary College school captain Jamie O’Callaghan (pictured) … Continue reading Ethical question # 2: comprehending difference

Ethical question # 1: extending a hand

'How do you decide when to help people in need?' INDIGO communities - including citizens of Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen, Stanley, Yackandandah and hamlets - are being encouraged to explore questions of ethics with this week’s release of the first challenge that leads into the Kerferd Oration in Beechworth on July 19. The oration committee usually hosts … Continue reading Ethical question # 1: extending a hand

2015 / Dr Simon Longstaff AO

Kerferd Orator questions indifference and invisibility 7 May 2015 IF you saw something being done that was wrong, would you speak up or just mind your own business? Would you tell a friend the truth, even if you knew it would hurt them? How do you arrive at your decision? These questions are all about … Continue reading 2015 / Dr Simon Longstaff AO

‘Thinking globally, acting locally’ — this Sunday

Indigo Shire Ata'uro Island Friendship Group members and Beechworth citizens Lesley Milne (left) and Erica Ruck with an East Timorese family on a recent trip to Ata'uro. JENNY Coles will this Sunday — 27 July — deliver the twelfth Kerferd Oration at Beechworth's Baarmutha Park. Ms Coles (shown at left) is the Australian liaison representative for education … Continue reading ‘Thinking globally, acting locally’ — this Sunday

Development charity leads way to Timor-Leste

13 June 2014 A SERIES of events focusing on Indigo Shire's relationships with Australia's regional neighbour Timor-Leste will lead the way to the 2014 Kerferd Oration on 27 July. One of the lead-in events is an evening with Andrew Mahar AM, the founder of WithOneSeed, a charitable organisation carrying out developmental work in Timor-Leste. Kerferd … Continue reading Development charity leads way to Timor-Leste

2014 / Jenny Coles

Kerferd Oration's Timor-Leste focus 4 June 2014 JENNY Coles, Australian Liaison Representative for Education for the Australian-born wife of Timor-Leste's Prime Minister, Ms Kirsty Sword Gusmão, will deliver the 2014 Kerferd Oration in Beechworth on 27 July. Ms Coles, who is also an activist and humanitarian, will speak of her experiences in Timor-Leste as she … Continue reading 2014 / Jenny Coles