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Aboriginal Community Leaders Interviews

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users are warned that the following interviews contain images and voices of deceased persons.

This page provides links to video films of several Aboriginal community leaders talking about the importance of Aboriginal Languages and cultures being introduced into Victorian schools. To hear their thoughts, click on one of the questions below. This will take you to a page where each person’s video can be accessed individually, either by clicking on their image or by scrolling down to their name and video. You can also download a transcript from this page.

We would like to thank Geraldine Atkinson, John “Uncle Sandy” Atkinson, Dr Esme Bamblett, Richard Kennedy, Bruce Pascoe, Diane Singh and David Tournier for sharing their thoughts and experiences with us and you.

 

Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe
Bunurong/Tasmanian
Writer, teacher, cricketer

Diane Singh

Diane Singh
Yorta Yorta/Wemba Wemba Elder
Elder-in-Residence, Monash University

David Tournier

David Tournier
Yorta Yorta and Ngarrindjeri Respected Person
Cultural Heritage Education Language Officer, Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative

Dr Esme Bamblett

Dr Esme Bamblett
Bangerang Elder
CEO, Aborigines Advancement League Inc. Board Member VCAA

 

Geraldine Atkinson

Geraldine Atkinson
Bangerang Elder
President, Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.

John 'Uncle Sandy' Atkinson

John "Uncle Sandy" Atkinson
Bangerang Elder
Chairperson, Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages

Richard Kennedy

Richard Kennedy
Wotjobaluk Elder
Former Chair, Barengi Gadjin Land Council