Taking the Next Steps: Episode 4

A travelling art work created by the Sydney region TAFE NSW Student Association to recognise Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week. People are invited to take part by adding their thumb print to the canvas.

Thanks for joining us for part 4 of a series recognising Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week 2017.

In today’s podcast Certificate 4 Journalism students Belinda Palmada, Genevieve Doyle and Tatiana Pak discuss with artist and teacher Chico Monks the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art as a form of cultural expression and connection to past and present.

Eora’s annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts Exhibition opens next week – you can find more info on their Facebook events page here.

Thanks and respect to Chico, to Director of Eora College Danny Allende, and to all of our hosts at Eora TAFE.

We would like to offer our respect and appreciation to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and also thank our brothers and sisters at Eora College for so generously offering us their wisdom and knowledge and for telling us their stories, many of which are so painful to relate.

Taking the Next Steps: Episode 3

Uncle Willie in 1965, when he was a NSW Amateur Boxing champion, training with other boys at Kinchela Boys’ Home. Photo: State Library of NSW

Thank you for joining us to hear the third in our series of podcasts commemorating Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week 2017.

In today’s episode, William Leslie (affectionately known by his colleagues at Eora TAFE as Uncle Willie) tells us about his life. Uncle Willie was taken from his family at the age of 12 and placed with other Aboriginal children in the Kinchela Boys’ Home near Kempsey on the NSW north coast. He went on to become Australian amateur boxing champion, and in 2000 ran in the Sydney Olympic torch relay. Boys in Kinchela were known by number, not name. Many of the children were never reunited with family, and remain scarred by their experiences to this day.

This episode was produced by Certificate 4 Radio Broadcasting students Jules Hume and Daniel Rosenberg. Our thanks go to Uncle Willie, Director of Eora College Danny Allende, and our hosts at Eora TAFE.

You can read more about the painful memories of the boys from Kinchela here. Read about Sorry Day and the stories of the Stolen Generation here. The full Bringing Them Home Report – important reading for all Australians – is available here.

We would like to offer our respect and appreciation to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and also thank our brothers and sisters at Eora College for so generously offering us their wisdom and knowledge and for telling us their stories, many of which are so painful to relate.

Taking the Next Steps: Episode 2

The students and staff of Sydney TAFE Media welcome you to Part 2 in a series of podcasts commemorating Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week 2017.

Today Dallas Wellington, a Jerinja man from the Wandandian Nation and Head Teacher of Foundation Studies at Eora College, speaks with Certificate 4 Radio Broadcasting students Talecia Vescio and Miles Davies.

In this podcast Dallas explains that it’s taken more than 200 years for non-Aboriginal Australians to realise the value of the culture and stories of the land’s first people – culture and stories Aboriginal people have always wanted to share.

You can learn more about Aboriginal culture at Eora College, which offers short courses in Aboriginal Cultural Education. Eora also offers Aboriginal languages (Dharawal and Banjalung), and courses in art and music.
 


 
We would like to offer our respect and appreciation to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and also thank our brothers and sisters at Eora College for so generously offering us their wisdom and knowledge and for telling us their stories, many of which are so painful to relate.

Learn more about Reconciliation Week and how you can take the next steps towards equality, equity and unity at the Reconciliation Australia website.

Read about Sorry Day and the stories of the Stolen Generation here. The full Bringing Them Home Report – important reading for all Australians – is available here.

Listen to Part 1 in our Reconciliation Week series here.

Podcast series: Let’s Take the Next Steps


 
Please join us for a series of podcasts commemorating Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week 2017.

A new episode will be uploaded here each day, starting today with a podcast by Certificate 4 Radio Broadcasting students Talecia Vescio and Miles Davies, who spoke with Gadigal elder Uncle Ray Davison, Director of Eora College Danny Allende, Diploma of Music student Pollyanna Thomson and other guests at Sydney TAFE’s Sorry Day ceremony on May 26.

We would like to offer our respect and appreciation to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and also thank our brothers and sisters at Eora College for so generously offering us their wisdom and knowledge and for telling us their stories, many of which are so painful to relate.
 

 
Learn more about Reconciliation Week and how you can take the next steps towards equality, equity and unity at the Reconciliation Australia website.

Read about Sorry Day and the stories of the Stolen Generation here. The full Bringing Them Home Report – important reading for all Australians – is available here.

Related story: Pollyanna Thomson sings the Sorry Song.