Glossary

  • Message Stick - In the Frame: Rebecca Richards

    At just twenty four years of age Rebecca Richards has already carved her name into history becoming the first Australian Aboriginal person to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford...

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  • Message Stick - Many Tongues, One Voice

    In the first years of settlement in Australia there were more than 250 recorded Indigenous languages. In just 220 years that figure has dropped dramatically and only nine languages are considered...

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  • Message Stick - Meeting Ms Right

    Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind day-in-the-life expose of Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to match her wit and intellect with her designer shoes. When she's not too...

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  • Message Stick - Knight Rider

    Knight Rider features a story on a female cattle roper - an aboriginal woman who took up cattle roping in her forties and how she has re-ignited her passion for rodeos. Also included is an interview...

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  • Message Stick - Koori Court

    This program looks at the Koori Court system in Victoria. The Koori Court was set up to help reduce the high rates of imprisonment within the aboriginal community, and so far it seems to be working....

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  • Miss South Sudan Australia

    The South Sudan Australia pageant which is held annually in Melbourne, provides a platform for young Sudanese to celebrate their beauty and share their talents and culture with the wider community....

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  • Message Stick - Bush Bands Bash

    Every year, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory comes alive to the sounds of desert reggae, rock and gospel music with the staging of the showcase Indigenous event - the Bush Bands Bash. Ronan...

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  • Message Stick - Saibai Island Home

    Saibai Island in the Torres Strait is so far north it's only four kilometres from Papua New Guinea. Message Stick follows a group of students from NAISDA Dance College, near Sydney, as they travel to...

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  • Man Who Loves Frogs, The

    The man who loves frogs is Mike Tyler, an Adelaide scientist. Frogs have fascinated him all his life, and he goes everywhere to find them: from the Northern Territory to the sand dunes of Shark Bay...

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  • Message Stick - Uncle Max

    "The more I give… the more I keep" is the philosophy of Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, a Yuin elder from Narooma on the South East Coast of Australia. People come to his workshops from around the...

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  • Message Stick - In the Frame: Wayne Blair

    An intimate portrait of Aboriginal actor, writer and director Wayne Blair following his childhood dreams of sports stardom in Rockhampton to his unplanned rise and success in the Australian arts...

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  • Message Stick - In the Frame: Ernie Bridge

    Ernie was the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed a Cabinet Minister in any Parliament in Australia. Not only was Ernie a successful politician, he had great achievements in the country music...

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  • Message Stick - Butterfly Effect, The

    Terri Janke is a Sydney-based Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property lawyer, whose firm is the only one in the country dealing with the issue of ICIP rights for Indigenous people.

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  • Message Stick - Broome Hero

    We witness a heroic effort by a young Indigenous man back in World War II. Charles D'Antoine received a bravery award from the Dutch government for saving two Dutch women when their plane came...

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  • Message Stick - Boys From the Bush

    When given the right mentor and social venture the world of opportunity can open up. This is a motivational piece that tells the story of young men from Far North Queensland and a unique cultural...

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  • Message Stick - Babinda Boulders/Surf Dreaming

    This episode of Message Stick takes us to far north Queensland to the small town of Babinda. On the outskirts of town there's a popular swimming hole known officially as Babinda Boulders..but to the...

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  • Message Stick - Aunty Connie

    Connie McDonald is a woman whose been liberated by love. Born In the Kimberley with a debilitating bone disease, Connie's first baby steps, broke both her legs. Rejected by her father, and haunted by...

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  • Machete Maidens Unleashed

    Karate-kickin' midgets! Paper-mache monsters! Busty babes with blades! Filipino genre films of the '70s and '80s had it all. Boasting cheap labour, exotic scenery and non-existent health and safety...

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  • Machine to Die For, A

    Perpetual motion is the holy grail of science. It has sent many an obsessive and eccentric inventor to madness and suicide. A successful perpetual motion machine would alter the entire social and...

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  • Made in Chicago: The Making of Barack Obama

    Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a black Kenyan father and a white American mother from Kansas, President Barack Obama was raised in Indonesia and then later in Hawaii by his maternal grandparents. But...

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  • Message Stick - Art Therapy

    Statistics show that one in four women suffer from depression at some point in their life, and with men it's one in six. Experts in Indigenous health say it's double that in our communities. In this...

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  • Make me Normal

    Make Me Normal is a journey into another world: the autistic world. Autism is a condition of the mind that affects the way you communicate with the world around you. There is no cure for it and for...

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  • Makers - Craft in Australia

    Black Renaissance Alongside traditional crafts a whole area of new craft has developed. A fusion of black culture with white techniques has produced beautiful and distinctive modern crafts, such as...

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  • Malice or Mutiny - Koolama Incident, The

    Australia's forgotten maritime mutiny -The Koolama Incident. The story of the only Australian ship to be bombed and sunk by Japanese planes in Western Australian waters during World War II. In 1942...

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  • Maluka

    This program whisks you off dry land and takes you on a historic voyage aboard Maluka; a 1932-built yacht restored for the 2006 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ABC2 follows this journey of rebirth and...

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  • Man Who Saved a Million Brains, The

    *WINNER* ATOM AWARDS 2006 - Best Documentary Science, Technology and the Environment Imagine a disease so bizarre it curses entire towns with cretinism. Imagine a condition that causes the IQ of...

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  • Matter of Chance, A

    Produced as an ABC-TV contribution to the International Year of the Disabled Person, this series looks at the problems and aspirations of the disabled in Australia - the people most of us prefer to...

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  • Message Stick - An Oath Unbroken

    Believed to be the highest serving Indigenous police officer at the time of his retirement in 2001, Col Dillon has faced racism and adversity head on and has never shied away from exposing those who...

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  • Men Who Saved Australia, The

    This is the story of the Australian soldiers who defended Papua New Guinea from the Japanese during the World War II Kokoda Track Campaign in the Pacific. Some of the men who fought there share their...

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  • Message Stick - 3 on 3

    3 on 3 is a high energy weekend event organised for children from remote country towns to play basketball, dance, rap, and paint, all the time competing for points but knowing that everyone will walk...

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  • Message Stick - 40 Years On

    The year 2007 and specifically Sunday, 27 May 2007, marked the 40th Anniversary of Australia's most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation's history. Reconciliation Australia hosted...

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  • Message Stick - 4077: Stylin' Up

    The south-western Brisbane suburb of Inala was originally established to provide affordable accommodation to World War 2 veterans during the post war housing shortage. By the early 60s, many...

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  • Message Stick - In the Frame: Alison Page

    Alison Page lives in the tourist town of Coffs Harbour but this Yuin Waddi Waddi woman who spent her formative years in Laperouse Sydney. Alison is one of a handful of Indigenous Interior designers...

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  • Message Stick - Arafura Pearl, The

    A contemporary insight into the humanitarian and matriarch Kathy Mills, and her extended family, inviting us into a world of entertainment and song. Woven into this will be her painful personal...

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  • Message Stick - Beijing Boxer

    Paul Fleming, an ambitious, 20 year old, 57kg featherweight boxer from Far North Queensland is one of the Indigenous athletes representing Australia at the Beijing Olympics. The featherweight...

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  • Message Stick - Bill's Wake

    Wakes are traditionally held after a person has died, but after talking with friends, Big Bill Neidjie decided to have one before he passed on. Big Bill, known as the Kakadu Man and a prominent...

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