Conferences, pork knuckles and ceramic “Aborigines”

A super quick trip to Sydney this past week/end to present a workshop at the Independent Education Union (IEU)’s Indigenous Education Conference. Here is my trip in images –

Interesting image at Brisbane airport at the QANTAS terminal – Murris selling the Mining story –

On arrival in Sydney, it was a quick one hour of workshop preparation at the Catholic Education Office at Leichardt. Then ….

After checking into the Mecure we went for a quick walk down to¬†Essen Restaurant on Broadway (opposite Notre Dame). Had killer Pork Knuckles. Wish I’d had beer with my meal, but stuck with a CabSav instead. I will definitely be heading back to this place again. Here is a pic of Lisa B, with one of the AEW sistahs, holding the conference programme that Lisa did the cover artwork for …

And here is a close-up of the cover art …

I wasn’t presenting alone of course. I was with Lisa B and the awesome Emma Peel, also from the Catholic Education Office. Here is Emma outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Waterloo / Redfern. Awesome little school I’ve spoken at a few times…

Well after a night of conferencing, was well and truly wrecked and good only for red wine, cheese and Notting Hill ….

“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her” Classic!

Another classic – the ceramic “Aborigine”for sale at Sydney airport. Things that make you go hmmm….

And the east coast of New South Wales …. heading home…

That was my end-of-the-week. Lots of follow up work to do. There will be more posts, but mostly on The Critical Classroom over the coming months.

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