National Talkblack 170621

National Talkblack 170621

We had:

Kevin Sumpton, CEO and Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum joining Trev in the studio to talk about the Museum’s recent acquisition of the replica vessel ‘Duyfken.’ The Dufken, a small Dutch ship, was the first European vessel to make a recorded visit tot he shore of what is now Australia in 1606. During this journey, the ship’s captain, William Janszoon, and his crew became the first recorded Europens to walk on Australian soil and the first to encounter Aboriginal Australians. Today from 10am to midday at the Cape York Grassroots Hub in Cairns, Kevin is holding a morning tea as an opportunity to discuss the views and wishes of those communities in North Queensland, in particular those Traditional Owner groups the Duyfken came in contact with, including TO’s of Cape York, of Pennefather River and Cape Keerweer, and how with the Museum, we can work together to ensure encounter stories are shared truthfully and respectfully.

Jade Johnson, Specialist Aboriginal Engagement Adviser at knowmore talking about how there is support available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people who experienced sexual abuse as a child. The National Redress Scheme can provide safe and respectful support and information. There is support available through a range of free, confidential and culturally-appropriate services that can help people to understand their options. Visit or call 1800 737 377. knowmore is a free independent legal support service. If people need free legal advice, they can call knowmore on 1800 605 762 (call charges may apply) or got to

Dr Jill Benson AM, Medical Director at Spinifex Health Service talking about how in one of the most remote communities in the world, the Aboriginal community of Tjuntjuntjara in Western Australia, telehealth and the use of My Health Record have transformed health care delivery. Tjuntjuntjara is 650km north east of Kalgoorlie in the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia. There are about 160 people living at Tjuntjuntjara – they speak a southern variety of the Pitjantjatjara language and identify as belonging to a group of people known as Pilanguṟu, meaning ‘from the spinifex plains’. For the last 10 years, the Aboriginal community-controlled Spinifex Health Service in Tjuntjuntjara has had a fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) GP and other health professionals through the Adelaide-based Kakarrara Wilurrara Health Alliance (KWHA).

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