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National Talkblack 100621

We had:

Hetti Perkins, City of Sydney curatorial advisor talking about how a gleaming six-metre high monument inspired by shell fishing hooks handcrafted and used by local Aboriginal women for generations will soon take pride of place high on the lawns overlooking Sydney harbour. Installation of the public artwork, bara, (the Gadigal word for shell hook) by Waanyi artist Judy Watson is underway, with the sculpture expected to be unveiled in July.

Ingrid Cumming, Whadjuk Ballardong Noongar custodian and Noongar Cultural Advisor at Curtin University talking about Fanny Balbuk Yooreel who is one of the most prominent Aboriginal women in WA’s history. The Whadjuk Noongar woman protested against the occupation of her land by settlers in the Swan River Colony in the 1800s. Despite her place in history there is no acknowledgement of the location understood to be her final resting place, or any type of monument to her on the land she has such a connection with. Ms Cumming wants that to change, she was behind the nomination which led to her Ancestor being inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame last month.

We are playing a Mary Gedarrdyu interview with Sharni Cardona, Head of Clinical Governance at Danila Dilba Health Service talking about mental health.

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