Looking Out Looking In

A series of documentary films of First Nations people in Walgett and at the Australian Museum in Sydney. Made by high school students from  Walgett Community College, Walgett, NSW with the support of Show Me The Way.

 

Jenadel Lane

Head Teacher and Patti Walford, Aboriginal Education Officer talk about Education

Walgett Community College Head Teacher Teaching and Learning Jenadel Lane and Aboriginal Education Officer Patti Walford talk about education and how they enjoy living in Walgett, NSW.

 

Renee Cawthorne

Indigenous Education Project Officer

With a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology, Renee now works in the Australian Museum in Indigenous education programs. She brings her cultural knowledge and her science education to help with her work teaching high school and university students her culture.

 

Sophia Byers

Horticulturalist

Sophia works at the Walgett Comm unity Gardens as a horticulturist. She believes in healthy eating incorporating a lot of vegetables in what she grows. Living in Walgett now for over 43 years she loves the place.

 

Sharni Jones

Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection

The Australian Museum houses a collection of over 20,000 cultural objects with a varied and vast history. One of the main aspects of Sharni’s role is to engage the Aboriginal community in objects that are important to them in ways museums would not have traditionally engaged them.

 

Laura McBride

Creative Producer, First Nations

Laura says of her position at the Australian Museum, “It’s an important role because for a long time Aboriginal people haven’t represented themselves in these spaces and it’s incredibly important that Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal history is told by Aboriginal people”.

 

Ricco Lane

Drug and Alcohol Aboriginal Health Worker

Ricco works at the Walgett AMS (Aboriginal Medical Centre) as a Drug and Alcohol Health Worker and is proud of the work that is done there. AMS has changed the local community because its approach to health is holistic and not dealing with a band-aid treatment.

 

Phil Gordon

Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer

One of Phil’s roles at the Australian Museum is to undertake the repatriation of ancestrial remains to their community. “Historically ancestral remains were taken away from all over Australia and shipped overseas and also to interstate museums. The return of ancestral remains to Aboriginal communities is hugely important to those communities and to the spirit of Australia ”.

 

Teacher Kaylene Hall

School Learning Support Officer

Rebecca Trindall

talk about Language

Walgett Community College Teacher Kaylene Hall and School Learning Support Officer Rebecca Trindall talk about teaching the local Aboriginal language to the students. Kaylene says, “We teach all the family words, we teach colours, landscape, geography, everything”.