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

Actor, writer fronts Oration

4 July 2013 AN accomplished actor and writer with family connections to Beechworth will be the master of ceremonies at the 2103 Kerferd Oration on Sunday 28 July. Adam Zwar is best known for co-creating the award-winning Australian comedy series Lowdown and Wilfred. Lowdown recently played to critical acclaim on the BBC, and the US … Continue reading Actor, writer fronts Oration

Panel to focus on young people

2 July 2013 WELL-known Beechworth social entrepreneur and community leader Matt Pfahlert will host a discussion panel on the topic of young people before this year's Kerferd Oration. Matt will facilitate the discussion on issues affecting young people in Indigo Shire in the context of the saying "It takes a whole community to raise a … Continue reading Panel to focus on young people