National Talkblack 121219

National Talkblack 121219

On todays National Talkblack via NIRS – NIRS – National Indigenous Radio Service we had:

Tennyson Kynuna – Elder from Yarrabah – A loyal listener of BBM, celebrating his 80th birthday today. In his younger days he travelled to Brisbane as an apprentice, he was the first Aboriginal man to get a shipwrights qualification.

Roxanne Moore – Executive Office – National Aboriginal and Torres Stait Islander Legal Service (NATSILS). The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (NATSILS) calls for Minister Wyatt and the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) to reverse its decision to defund the national secretariat of the Family Violence Protection Legal Services (NFVPLS Forum).

Josie Sangster Manager Harrow Discovery Centre A new medal will be awarded to the best player of the Boxing Day Test from next year, remembering the largely untold story of the first Australian cricket team to tour England.

In 1868, nine years before the first Test between Australia and England, Jardwadjali man Johnny Mullagh led a team of fellow Indigenous men from western Victoria on the historic trip.

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