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Nyikina Language Project

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09 March 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Colleen Hattersley who is a writer. Tiga also interviews Anne and Ian Poelina who are on the phone from Broome in W.A.
Anne is the Managing Director of Madjulla Inc. Madjulla Inc have produced an educational cd about the language and culture of the Nyikina people from Derby W.A. Madjulla was the Indigenous corporation who stuck with the project and saw it through to fruition, the idea of the cd being was to raise money to assist them in preserving their language/s in particular. Colleen and Ian have worked on the project with Madjulla.

If you would like a copy of the Birrajarkoo CD please visit their website:

File Download (39:17 min / 13.5 MB)


Boni Robertson

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08 March 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Boni Robertson who is the Associate Professor of Indigenous Policies and director of the Gumurri Centre at Griffith University.

In this interview Boni talks about International Womens' Day and what it means to her. Aunty Ruth who is an Indigenous elder tells us about her thoughts on International Womens' Day. Both Boni and Aunty Ruth also talk about the 40th Anniversary of the Referendum.

File Download (25:12 min / 8.7 MB)


Geoff Scott

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06 March 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Geoff Scott who is the CEO of NSW Aboriginal Land Council. In this interview Geoff talks about housing, perticularly ownership and much more issues.

File Download (33:14 min / 11.5 MB)


Rachael Siewert

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05 March 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Rachael Siewert who is the Greens Spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs & the Western Australian Senator. In this interview Rachael Siewert talks about Centrelink breaches, progress on stolen wages in W.A and changes to Native Title issues.

File Download (35:24 min / 12.2 MB)


Tom Trevorrow

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02 March 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Tom Trevorrow who is the Chairsperson of the Ngarrindjeri Heritage Commitee.

In 2003 the Ngarrindjeri Nation recieved these Old People back through assistance of the Australian National Museum that Edinburgh University had been holding from Ramsay Smith in Scotland, after ATSIC had arranged and supported the repatriation.

Camp Coorong has been their temporary resting place since their return. Now they are to be placed back in their final resting place at Hacks Point and Parnka Point in the Coorong within their Traditional Lands & Waters from which they were illegally removed.

In this interview Tom Trevorrow tells more.

And if you're wanting to get in contact or find out further information about the Reburials contact Camp Coorong on

Telephone: (08) 8575 1557
Fax: (08) 8575 1448

File Download (31:14 min / 10.8 MB)


Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways

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01 March 2007

This interview is focused on the Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways project which was designed on Cape York Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation and has been applied across five regions and seven other projects in Queensland. Tiga Bayles interviews Vickie Webb who is a Program Manager, Desert Chanels Indigenous Program Facilitator David Thompson and Balkanu Project Leader Victor Steffensen. Victor has been with the original project since its inception and knows all the history and what's behind.

File Download (35:08 min / 12.1 MB)


Wayne Costelloe

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28 February 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Wayne Costelloe who is a local Murri Man, now based in Melbourne and working with the Australian Education Union. This interview is about the 40th Anniversary of the referendum and voting.

File Download (30:41 min / 10.6 MB)


Chris Graham

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27 February 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews the Editor of the National Indigenous Times (NIT) Chris Graham. The NIT is celebrating their 6th Anniversary. In this interview Tiga Bayles and Chris Graham talk about the Aboriginal remains in Britain.

File Download (35:18 min / 12.2 MB)


Michael Mansell

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26 February 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Michael Mansell who is the Secretary of the Aboriginal Provisional Government and an Aboriginal Spokes Person. This interview is about the Indigenous remains Britain.

File Download (39:43 min / 13.7 MB)


Weipa Cultural Centre

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23 February 2007

Tasman tells us about the programs he has done with kids in the Weipa Cultural Centre. Tasman has done plenty of work with kids like cultural dancing, Indigenous painting, other cultural activities and much more. Tasman wants to help kids get off the streets and show them career opportunities.

File Download (15:26 min / 5.3 MB)


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