The Maybanke Fund

By Sydney
Community
Foundation

By Sydney
Community
Foundation

Annual Maybanke Lecture

Every year around 6 May, The Maybanke Lecture is held to commemorate the anniversary of Maybanke Anderson’s first public speech in Sydney on 6 May 1891. The lectures continue to advocate the social change that Maybanke dedicated her life to achieving.

Photo: 2021 Maybanke Lecture held at NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium and Conference Centre

2024

11th Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM FAHMS FRSN From the University of Sydney

Topic: A fair go for all kids: tackling fetal alcohol spectrum disorded in Australia

2023

10th Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Georgie Dent

Topic: Universal early childhood education & care is nation-building infrustrature

2022

9th Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: The Hon Virginia Bell AC

Topic: Criminal Justice – Scoring the Feminist Agenda

2021

8th Maybanke Lecture Online

Speaker: Sharan Burrow AC

Topic: Why threats to Decent Work are undermining our Democracies

2019

7th Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Dame Marilyn Waring CNZM

Topic: Work and Advocacy: reflections on Maybanke’slife and advocacy. What might we
have to say to each other across the years?

2018

6th Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Professor Larissa Behrendt AO

Topic: Protecting Children and Empowering Women – historic and contemporary issues of
Aboriginal child removal

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2017

5th Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Elizabeth Broderick AO

Topic: Self-care sits at the heart of women’s suffrage.

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2016

4th Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Professor Helen Irving

Topic: Forsaking All Others: Women, Marriage, and the Struggle for Equal Citizenship

2015

3rd Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Lucy Brogden AM

Topic: A crack in the lens: women working for women

2014

2nd Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Dr Susan Feez & Professor Margaret Sims

Topic: Early Childhood Education in Australia

2013

1st Maybanke Lecture

Speaker: Adele Horin

Topic: From Suffragettes to CyberFems

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