Health promotion dreaming: 6th Eberhard Wenzel Memorial Oration

Fran Baum

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    The Eberhard Wenzel Memorial Oration was established in honour of the memory of Eberhard Wenzel (1950–2001), an inspiring Australian advocate for health promotion for more than 20 years. The oration has become an annual event in conferences held by the Australian Health Promotion Association for the past seven years. Just before he died, Eberhard was nominated for an award and the following is a quote from the nomination: “Eberhard has maintained the best public health website in the world and has supported, through his email list, communications between many different parts of the public health community around the world. He has sifted and sorted through a drift of chaff and sieved out the critical and relevant and passed it on through multiple mixed networks. He has editorialised with insight, kindness and the occasional blowtorch. Eberhard has contributed to warmer, firmer, closer forms of solidarity between different members of the human family, in particular, through his work with indigenous people. His work is characterised by a passion for justice and a fair go and intolerance for hypocrisy and guile.”

    The Virtual Library: Public Health established by Eberhard is now maintained by the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales and can be viewed at
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)174-178
    Number of pages5
    JournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
    Event17th National Conference of the Australian Health Promotion Association - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 1 May 20074 May 2007


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