Members events

Become a member

You can sign up for membership of the Bennelong Putney project [here].  As a member, you’ll receive our quarterly newsletter.  You’ll also be given advance notice of special events (before the general public, where spaces are limited).  Seating at the annual televised ‘Bennelong Oration’ will be allocated according to length of membership (inaugural event 3rd January 2020).  Here’s a taste of events we’ve held to date, and some others we’ll host in 2019:

18th November 2018

Smoking ceremony for Bennelong, Boorong and Nanbarry

Bennelong Park, Putney NSW

12th December 2018

Launch of limited edition Bennelong and Yemmerrawanne passport covers, honouring our first diplomats

Australian Institute for International Affairs (NSW), 124 Kent Street Sydney

[Dates TBC]

Event(s) to be hosted by The Bennelong Foundation.

Melbourne Venue – details to follow

[Date TBC – first half of 2019]

State Dinner at Government House, Sydney

NSW Governor (Gen. Ret’d) David Hurley hosts BPP benefactors .

Thursday 25th April 2019

Young Henry’s honours Indigenous servicemen and women on ANZAC Day 

Following the dawn service, join us for beer and two-up (enjoy responsibly).

7th – 14th July 2019

“Voice. Treaty. Truth” (NAIDOC Week 2019)

Perspectives on Indigenous representation

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Melbourne Cup Dinner

Hosted by Rob and Gai Waterhouse (Melbourne venue TBC)

10th December 2019

27th Anniversary of Prime Minister Keating’s ‘Redfern Address’

Author and former political speechwriter Don Watson reflects on “opportunity and care, dignity and hope”

December 2019 [Date TBC]

Geoffrey Robertson QC joins other guests, as Stan Grant hosts “Hypotheticals” 

Special event at the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney



Membership fee

Join us today for The Bennelong Putney Project vision membership and help us achieve our aim, AU $50 GST $5 Total AU$55 

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The bennelong putney project

Suite 201, level 2, 157 Walker Street North Sydney NSW 2062

0409 933 158



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