The Voice Calls From The Heart

Glenn Loughrey, artist, writer, Anglican priest and a proud Wiradjuri man is visiting Bega for an informal yarning afternoon to explain details of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and recognition for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders in the Constitution. 

In 2021 Glenn Loughrey was appointed a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, the first Aboriginal man to do so. He also became Artist in Residence and created a design for a glass screen which depicts how the Cathedral stands on lands of the traditional owners.

Glenn is also the current Chair of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Council and an Honorary Professor at the ANU. He combines his work as priest at St Oswald’s Anglican Church, Glen Iris, with his passion for justice for First Nations peoples.

Glenn has personal reasons to advocate for recognition via a Voice enshrined in the Constitution. His tragic story of generational trauma, abuse and violent bullying solely because he was “Blackfella’s Young fella, Young Blackfella or Young Darkie”, would apply to many First Nations peoples. He appeals to our sense of moral responsibility to vote Yes in the coming referendum to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are entitled to the privileges and equality that non-indigenous people currently enjoy.

You are welcome to join Glenn Loughrey in the Gulaga Room, Civic Centre, Bega on 2 September from 2 – 4pm. You will also hear Emma Cook playing keyboard as you enter and well-known blues musician, Fiona Boyes, will entertain with a selection of songs to close the event.

Admission is free but you may register with Humanitix at For further information please contact Olwen Morris 0419 209 027.