ABOVE: The 2013 oration was delivered by Mr Bernie Geary OAM.
The George Briscoe Kerferd Oration was first held in 2003 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the naming of Beechworth. The Oration is part of the Public Lecture Series of La Trobe University.
The Oration brings an eminent speaker to our regional community to discuss an emerging issue in the context of social justice in rural areas. The Oration honours George Briscoe Kerferd (1831 - 1889), an energetic community leader, Premier of Victoria and a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
The annual Oration is a free community event sponsored by Indigo Shire Council, La Trobe University, WAW Credit Union and Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre.
Mr Bernie Geary OAM delivers his address, Young People: a resource we need. The oration explored how each person in the community could support young people. Strong and healthy communities create opportunities for the young and not so young to collaborate and share their unique talents and abilities to support one another.
|The Honour Roll of Kerferd Orators
||The Hon John Harber Phillips AC
The North Eastern Victoria Republic Movement - Myth or Reality
||Ms Barbara Holborow OAM
||Professor Henry Brodaty AO
Ageing - It's all in the Mind
||Ms Cathy McGowan AO
Beechworth - Our Common Wealth?
||The Hon John Thwaites MP
Social Justice and Climate Change
||Professor Tim Flannery
The Climate Change Challenge
||Rev Tim Costello AO
Community Values for a World in Need
||Ms Jemima Richards
Revealing the Hidden Strengths and Talents of Community
||Justice David Harper AM
Sentencing: Public perceptions, the reality and their social implications
||The Hon Tim Fischer AC and
Dr Bill Wilson APM, OAM
Sir Isaac Isaacs: What can we learn today from this national legend?
||Mr Bernie Geary OAM
Young People: a resource we need
Last updated: 13 June 2014