Message Stick

Message Stick - Pemulwuy: A War of Two Laws

Pemulwuy charts the history of Australia's first ever Aboriginal resistance fighter. From his first encounter with the British in Botany Bay, to his 12 year war against the establishment, to his...

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Message Stick - Festival of Pacific Arts

Imagine getting away to a beautiful tropical paradise where you can be entertained by hundreds of the Pacific’s most talented artists and performers. Every four years that dream becomes a reality at...

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Message Stick - Cherbourg

One hundred years ago the Chief Protector of Aborigines in Queensland set up what he described as a dumping ground for the lame, the holt and the incorrigible; the black criminals of the state. The...

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Message Stick - A Caring Culture

This story explores what happens when a caring culture breaks down. Message Stick investigates Indigenous aged care and the disparities that exist for Indigenous people who will never live to access...

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Message Stick - Banjo Clarke

Uncle Banjo Clarke, who is also known as Rainbow Man or Wisdom Man among other honoured titles, was a Gunditjmara Elder who touched many lives. Before he died, he dictated his story to Camilla Chance...

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Message Stick - Wathaurong Glass

Established in May, 1998, the Wathaurong Aborigianl Co-operative was a CDEP initiative five years ago. It took two years to work out where the enterprise was heading. Mark Edwards, manager, didn't...

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Message Stick - Living Answers

Devastated by a soaring rate of youth suicide, the Indigenous people of Rockhampton decided to act. For the first time Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander people in Rockhampton...

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Message Stick - Picture This

Harold Thomas was born in Alice Springs in the mid forties, though he was subsequently removed from his family and in his words ‘Deported to Adelaide on the Ghan’. Harold will pull your heartstrings...

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Message Stick - Brick by Brick

Redfern, once synonymous with drugs, crime and dysfunction is now the epitome of Sydney's inner city urban chic. New development and infrastructure has made Redfern attractive real estate, but not...

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Message Stick - Remember Finnis

This episode follows two people's journey back to a part of their past. Arabunna elders, Laurie Stuart and Ken Buzzacott, revisit Finnis Springs station, 30kms west of Lake Eyre (Bundoo Bunta) south...

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