The Long Walk Women's Luncheon

The Long Walk Women's Luncheon

The Long Walk Women's Luncheon has been celebrated every year in Melbourne since 2006. Initiated by Merryn Apma, one of the women that walked with Michael Long to Canberra, and non-Aboriginal business woman, Sue Davies, the luncheon is a unique opportunity for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous women to come together and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's achievement.

The event features inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women guest speakers from all walks of life, musical performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female performers, while raising valuable funds for The Long Walk Cultural Exchange.  Past speakers and performers include Kerry Arabena, Ngarra Murray, Sue and Kathy Long, Christine Anu, Julie Phillips, Karen Atkinson, Nardia Eve, Liz Cavanagh Band, Christine Ward, Leslie Turner, Patricia Harrison, Deborah Cheetham, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, the Tiwi Women's Choir, Casey Donovan, Shari Sebbens and Vika & Linda Bull.

Luncheons have also been celebrated in Adelaide and Darwin over past years. 

See photos from past luncheons in The Long Walk Women's Luncheon gallery

Photo: Olympic champion Catherine Freeman and Senator Nova Peris were special guests welcomed by former Chairperson of The Long Walk, Noeleen Cox, at the 2014 Luncheon held at in October at The Atrium, Flemington Racecourse.