Social cohesion in the Goulburn Valley - Shepparton

Join us for the sixth Bold Thinking Series lecture for 2017, and our second regional lecture, where we discuss the Goulburn Valley’s relative success at receiving, and accommodating, large numbers of migrants of different ethnic origins over a long period. The different groups and subsequent emerging communities represent diversity in not only nationality, culture and circumstance, but also in the way that their migration has occurred.


  • Dr Anthony Moran, senior lecturer in Sociology, Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University
  • Dr Julie Andrews is a member of the Dhulunyagan family clan of the Yorta Yorta tribe and Coordinator of Aboriginal Studies at La Trobe University.
  • Kon Karapanagiotidis is a La Trobe alumnus and CEO/Founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
  • Fatima Al-Qarakchy, Shepparton local and refugee advocate

Recorded on 27 September 2017 at the Eastbank Centre in Shepparton

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