LAUNCH EVENT: Congress Arrurlenye

On 9 June 2023, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress is celebrating 50 years since its beginning in 1973.

In the lead up to this very important milestone, Congress has been exploring the many significant achievements, moments and people that have been a part of this 50 years, through Congress Arrurlenye (Congress from a long time ago).

You are invited to attend the this very special event, the first of Congress’ 50 year celebrations, where we will be presenting for the first time:

Congress Arrurlenye (Congress from a long time ago), an interactive digital portal that allows people to browse or search photos, documents and other media from Congress’ history, while providing controls to protect and prioritise cultural safety.

Congress’ interactive digital timeline, an application that allows users to travel through Congress’ history and view organisational and community milestones alongside major changes in the national socio-political landscape.      

Finally, hear unpublished findings about the changing health status of Aboriginal people in central Australia over the last 50 years and the role of Congress and the broader health system in driving these changes.

Special guests include Mr Neville Perkins, past and present Directors, health workers and staff of Congress, and representatives from Arrurlenye Arntanta-areme (ARRA), the team of Aboriginal staff who provided cultural safety advice for this work.

This event will be live streamed. JOIN ONLINE HERE


When: 3pm ACST, Friday 9 June 2023

Where: Witchetty’s @ Araluen Art Centre, Mparntwe (Alice Springs), or online!

Please RSVP using this form before 5pm 2 June 2023 to attend in person.

The presentation will conclude with questions from the audience and will be followed by afternoon tea. 

Congress Arrurlenye: Congress from a long time ago was undertaken in partnership with the Menzies School of Health Research and the Northern Territory Department of Health: Population and Digital Health.
Congress acknowledges the Aboriginal Benefit Account, Central Australian Academic Health Science Network and the Australian Government First Nations Health Division for contributing funding for this work