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Indigenous Public Diplomacy

2018 NAIDOC Speaker Series - Nauru

Three women posing for photo outside Able-Disable Centre.
Venessa meeting with staff at the Able-Disable Centre. Photo credit: Angela Hansen, DFAT.

Venessa Curnow, Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit at the Cairns Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, visited Nauru in August as part of DFAT's NAIDOC Speaker Series, "Because of Her, We Can", with the aim of increasing knowledge, sharing and strengthening people-to-people links.

Group of people posing for photo with Venessa.
Venessa (sixth from right) meet with Republic of Nauru Hospital officials. Photo credit: Angela Hansen, DFAT.

Two women posing for photo outside RoN Hospital
Outside Republic of Nauru Hospital with A/g Director of Nursing. Photo credit: Angela Hansen, DFAT

Venessa met with key representatives from the Republic of Nauru Hospital, Public Health Centre, Able Disable Centre, University of the South Pacific, the Rotary Club of Nauru, UNE students, Nauru Secondary School students and Australian alumni. Venessa was also a guest speaker at a screening of Indigenous Short Films hosted by the Australian High Commission.

Photo of Venessa speaking to classroom full of students.
Venessa speaking with Nauru Secondary School students on Welcome to Country before screening various Black Screen films from the Australian National Film and Sound Archive. Photo credit: Angela Hansen, DFAT.
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