Culture is our starting point. It situates, embraces, equips and strengthens us.
Cultural affiliations/language group: Kamilaroi
Community focus: Yuin Country, Eurobodalla Shire
Position: Project Officer, Yuin Country Explored
Employer: Eurobodalla Shire Council
Interests: Sport, painting, drawing, writing
I am a Kamilaroi woman from Collarenebri, NSW. I grew up and completed schooling in Walgett.
I enjoy a good sports movie, my favourites being Remember the Titans and Coach Carter — both provide insight into who I am and what makes me tick.
Along with sport, I love a good yarn. I also believe we can all try to overcome adversity, find our niche and reduce disadvantage. I hate injustice and people being treated unfairly, especially in relation to culture.
Working in community development for the last 10 years, including both remote and urban environments, I have developed projects around sport, health, domestic violence, child sexual assault and leadership.
Now I find myself in the arts. I’m excited about this next stage in my journey.
The Yuin Country Explored project provides an opportunity for Aboriginal artists and cultural practitioners in the Eurobodalla Shire to increase capacity as artists and entrepreneurs and participate in the River of Arts Festival in September 2020. There will also be opportunity for the community to engage with Cook and the 250th commemoration of the voyage of HMB Endeavour.
Meet our Cultural Connections Program partners
Banner photo: Steve Back Photography