Saturday, December 4, 2021  
more oral histories, and other stories
scroll down for -  Projects / Organisations / People

reviewed by Honi Soit
Meredith Burgmann & Nadia Wheatley's interviews
include Bronwyn Penrith, Gary Foley & Gary Williams
- stories of their lives, and their Redfern years.
    4 April 2021  

A history of Aboriginal Rugby League in NSW | SpeakingOut

Sydney Elders is now online | State Library
    2020 - 2021  

Waterloo redevelopment - mixed perspectives | Counterpoint

a study of 45 years of news reporting
study | book | podcasts | seminar 1 | seminar 4
    6 November 2020  

call out for people to tell their yarns
contact Lorna & Mary Munro [@21m]


more on Foley's Kooriweb & GooriWeb
    4-14 September 2019  
S U R V I V A L  G U I D E  T A K E O V E R
Lorna Munro & Joel Spring with Radio SkidRow @ 107

sneak peak photo shoot by deadly Sista Gabi Briggs

listen - Radio SkidRow recorded live

watch highlights

the aunties - Beryl Van Oploo & Ali Golding [WRN]
two new initiatives
    2018 - 2019  

Lorna Munro & Joel Spring - 2018 | 2019

Foley talks about the Aboriginal History Archive
    2 April 2019  

'Footprints' doco - Australian South Sea Islanders
Shireen Malamoo, the Minniecon family, Waskam Emelda Davis ..

    25 January 2019  

stories & interviews from Lorna Munro, RadioSkidRow
In The University of Sydney's Cultural Competence course,
Redfern is used as a case study. Shane Phillips and Joel
Spring are two examples of people who were interviewed.

Down the barrel: Indigenous resistance
The photography of Elaine Syron [Verge Gallery]

A day of conversations - watch online
R e d f e r n   M u r a l   G a t h e r i n g

transcript | video

our page on Story Factory's Mapping the stories of Redfern

Video interviews with Gordon Briscoe, Christine Donnelly, Dulcie Flower,
Daryl Griffin, Dixie Link, Billy McPherson, Allen Madden, Chicka Madden,
Mick Mundine, Paul Morris, Shane Phillips
and more ......
from Sydney Uni, check out
| ADT | ALS | AMS | AHC | EORA | FAA | Gym | Mudgin-gal || RAB | TribalWarrior ... ................................................................................................................................................
Heidi Norman - Economic development in Redfern

                         Heidi surveying Walker Street with Lesley Townsend                   
The Black Heart of Redfern [ABC Speaking Out]
Black heart of Redfern doesn't miss a beat [SMH]
    2005 - 2009  

Tour of beauty RedfernWaterloo  [Squatspace]
Other boundaries: Inner-city Aboriginal stories
see also these organisations
    Aboriginal Legal Service  
Aboriginal Legal Service
celebrating 40 years of the ALS, 1970-2010
    Babana Men's Group  
    Black Theatre  

Darlene Johnson's film about the Black Theatre 1972-77

Gerry & Lester BostockBryan Brown, Aileen Corpus, Max Cullen, Lillian Crombie,
Gary Foley
, Marcia Langton, Lisa & Rachel Maza, Bronwyn Penrith, Bindi Williams
    Deadly Connections  

NIT spotlighting strong, powerful Blak women. Carly
@ Deadly Connections taking mob on healing journeys
see also Keenan Mundiine
    Jumbunna Institute @ UTS  

Larissa talks about their community research
Part 1
    Koori Knockout, & Redfern All Blacks [RAB]  

History of the Knockout - Heidi Norman [2016]

Speaking Out [2018]

History of Aboriginal Rugby League in NSW [SpeakingOut 2021]
    Land Council  

30 years of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act NSW
celebrated with stories of those who contributed [2013]
    Mardi Gras  

Bonny Briggs & Tim Bishop on Speaking Out
The history of Indigenous participation in
the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras [2017]
see also our page on Koori Gras
    Moogahlin Performing Arts  

Founders | Liza-Mare Syron, Frederick Copperwaite, Lily Shearer

  Company in Conversation
Australian Theatre Forum, Seymour Centre [2015]

A dance movement: the precursor to Bangarra [Awaye]
An oral history as told by students & teachers [2016]
    Tent embassy - 26 January 2017  

Gary Foley - the early days of the Tent Embassy [BBC]
    Tribal Warrior  

Shane Phillips [ABC Overnights] 2019

WEAVE - stories
see also these people
    Tiga Bayles  

a tribute from Kaiyu
    Jarin Baigent  

Jarin Baigent - interviewed by Gary Jubelin 2020
    Sol Bellear 1950 - 2017  

Speaking Out 16th October 2016
see also NSWALC staff profile
    Black Santa - Doc Cunningham  

Black Santa - Doc [Syd] Cunningham 1922-1999
The Santas of Sydney's Christmas past [DictSyd]

plaque at Newtown IGA
1982 ANZAC of the Year

photos - 1980 | 1986

    Lester Bostock  

NITV Our stories Season 1 Episode 18
    Cecil Bowden [1939-2018]  

Stolen generations testimonies - Kinchela Boys Home
    Ken Brindle  
    Sonya Brindle  

Black & white perspective on life in the Block [SMH]
The real neighbours  [film Wai Yuen Chong USyd] link gone

Vale Pruny | South Sydney Herald 12/3/21
    Ken Canning  

Desperate Measures S2 Ep15 n/a

Uncaptured: A poet's journey [AFTRS project 2018]
    Stephen 'Sonboy' Carr  

Stephen 'Sonboy' Carr, see also MUSIC ♫♪♫
🔥2017 invite to Atlanta Redfern hometown
🔥2019 a mini doco was made with ReachOut
    Wally Carr 1954-2019  

My longest round: The life story of Wally Carr [book]
Ringside with Wally [NIT]
    Kevin Cooke  
photo courtesy of Gary Foley
See also Paul Torzillo & Heather Goodall The Age
    Billy Craigie  

Billy Craigie: Gamilaraay warrior [Gooriweb]
    Marlene Cummins
    Daniel Daylight with Kobie Dee  
    Chicka Dixon  
    Nadeena Dixon  

In conversation - Creative women - 11 March 2017
Nadeena Dixon with Kristina
    Ashlee Donohue  

Positively remarkable people 2014
    Jennah Dungay  

Because of them, we must – Jennah Dungay [2018]
    Raymond Finn  

Interview with Raymond Finn [Koori Radio Nov 2018]
    Felicia Foxx  

Felicia Foxx & Lasey Dunaman with Denton @ 29.30
    Richard Green [1963c-2021]  
    TJ Hickey  

    TJ - Links  
    Adam Hill / Blak Douglas  
    Millie ingram  
Millie Ingram spoke with Larissa on
    Norma Ingram  

Norma Ingram // Out of the Box with Joey Watson [FBi]

Norma Ingram - My Souths story
see also Murawina | Country Style magazine 2016 p.3
  2018 First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award [SSH]
    Pam Jackson  

Introducing Pam Jackson [SSH]
    Ray Jackson  
    Roy Kennedy  
    John Lester  
    Barbara McGrady  
>Desperate measures NITV 2013
Desperate measures S1 Ep 10 [2013]

Always will be [NITV/ACP 2017]
Speaking Out [2018]
    Catriona McKenzie  

Sydney Oral Histories
    Charles [Chicka] Madden  

A family history in 'A history of Aboriginal Sydney'
    Lily Madden  

1. Lilly Madden and Elders at the AMS [Michael Riley]
2. Interview with Lily about Baryugil in scrapbook
see also
Lily Madden in Murawina; Women of high achievement
    Naomi Mayers  

JETJA NAI MEDICAL MOB. Naomi Mayers [film 2001]
    Bob Maza  

Mum Shirl interviewed Bob Maza in 1986.
    Merrits & Robinsons - footy families  
Nathan Merritt

The Merritts of keeping footy in the family

Redfern business owner takes charge - Tony Merritt
Indigenous business - Boomerang Batteries ONDEMAND2018

Passions collide for Robinson [SMH 2012]
    Ray Minniecon  
    Tom & Dennis Moffatt  
    Jeffrey Morgan  

Jeffrey Morgan's journey from Eveleigh Street TheReal
    Anthony Mundine  

Anh's brush with fame - Season 1 2016
    the Mundines  

Scrapbook has family photos & interview with Lily
    Keenan Mundine  
    Jenny Munro  

Legends of land rights [NSWALC]
    Lyall Munro  

2012 Stories from a meeting place [SBS]   
2016 Pulling down fences [Griffith Review]
in loving memory of Lyall's father
Lyall Snr, Moree 30/9/31-21/5/20

Pemulwuy - A War of Two Laws [Grant Leigh Saunders]
    Richard Phillips-aka Dick Blair  
'Heart of the fight' watch online

+ Dick Blair: Getting to the heart of the man [NITV]

with Col James 22 February 1973 [ABC]
    Shane Phillips  

Shane Phillips,
see also Tribal Warrior
Redfern yarns in
A History of Aboriginal Sydney
2013 Australian of the year- Local Hero
& video
2013 Charles Perkins Oration -
Youth in our community
    Yvonne Phillips  

Stories from a meeting place [SBS]
SBS hasn't kept this website running,
but we'll leave this here in the hope that they restore it.

    Clarence Sibley  
filmed by Trixie Barretto in 2008, photo by Mitchell T Gillen
Trixie Barretto decided to say Hi
    Mac Silva  

Music, Mac and Malabar Mansion
Tracker article by Gary Foley 2013
see also  Mac Silva Centre  | Black Lace
    Taleena Simon  

‘Never give up’ – Athlete profile: Taleena Simon
    Beryl Van Oploo  

interview on Radio SkidRow

Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo [SBS Small business secrets]
    Margaret Vincent 1991  

Auntie Polly Smith Centre, CDEP & community garden
    Maureen Watson  
Maureen Watson mostly lived in Queensland,
but in the 1980s she lived with her family in Redfern.
At one time they lived next door to The Settlement.

Aboriginal People's Gallery 1980 interview | transcript

co-founder of Radio Redfern
2 live 2 deadly - film
2 live 2 deadly - transcript
Tiga in 'Indigenous media'
4 generations of black storytellers
Kaiyu's waiting

    Claude Williams  

Claude Williams - black diamond [The Guardian]
    Pamela Young  

A history of Aboriginal Sydney
    2011 Leanne Haines, Becs Riley, Kiarna & Kameliah Dungay  

Performance Space WALK
    Olive McGuiness & Eva Bell (later Eva Mumbler)  
Olive & Eva
Recording pioneers
Sunday 6 July 2014
ABC RN RareCollections

Their 1956 recordings were the first commercially available discs released
by an all Indigenous act.

This ABC episode is built around an interview with
Maisie Cavanagh, sister of Eva and cousin of Olive.
other projects, not online
    28 November 2014  

[ film, music, dance, writing, storytelling, discussions, comedy, Koori Radio ... ]

Donna Ingram's grassroots history of Redfern
Moogahlin Players portraying people of the past
Lorna's poetry | Nadeena/Tim's ♪♫♫ | elder circles
    27-29 September 2014  
    1 July - 29 August 2014  

Through Our Eyes: A Sydney story of contemporary black dance (1972-1979)

Surry Hills Library

Photographic display: 1 July- 29 August

Launch: Thursday 17 July

Carole Johnson tells the story from its beginnings in Redfern.

LIVE and DEADLY; 20 years of the
Gadigal Information Service

- celebration exhibition combining personal archives,
commissioned film, radio recordings, photography
and free Klub Koori events and forums.
27th June - 1st August, 2013

sound lounge
★★★★★ L O T S of stories ★★★★★
Curl up and get comfy in a caravan, spend some time in the black capital,
watch a bit of telly, and hear local people talk about Redfern.
Be inspired!


Sydney stories - Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor;
The life of an Indigenous entertainer
    9 September 2010  

Through Their Eyes.jpg

Hear stories of the first hand experiences of senior Aboriginal community members and Elders from inner-city Sydney. Young Aboriginal student researchers from the Communications program at UTS and Tranby College are working with seniors and elders to record and present their life stories.

When:  Thursday 9 September 2010, 6:00pm - 8:00pm           
Where:  Tranby Aboriginal College, 13 Mansfield Street, Glebe  |  photo from Murawina

    21 December 1996 - 4 May 1997  

Guwanyi: Stories of Redfern Aboriginal Community

Guwanyi [to tell] was exhibited at the Museum of Sydney, 21 December 1996 – 4 May 1997. The exhibition was curated by Brad Webb, with assistance from Paul Jones, Shane Phillips and Cathy Craigie, using the work of four photographers: two Aboriginal – Brenda L Croft and Michael Riley, and two non-Aboriginal – Roger Parton and Elaine Kitchener (now Elaine Pelot Syron). A booklet of the same name as the exhibition was published and contains essays and interviews with people from Redfern.
1 For the Mob, Brad Webb , 1996 prose
2 Redfern, Cathy Craigie , 1996 prose
3 Interview with Shane Phillips by Brad Webb
4 Michael Riley, interviewed by Brad Webb
5 Brenda Croft, interviewed by Brad Webb
South Sydney Social History
by Sue Rosen for South Sydney City Council

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