VOICE TREATY TRUTH

After winning National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Unsung Hero of the Year in 2018 it was a great honour to be asked back again to document the week for the Port Augusta community.

This years theme, VOICE TREATY TRUTH, was a struggle to wrap my head around. This was the fifth time it had been the theme and Naidoc and the state of community hadn’t changed.

To be a part of a society, that has human rights violations with the UN and the only Commonwealth country in the world not to have a treaty with the First People, is just pure shameful and re-enforces my choice to live outside of society on the fringes.

Not much gets done in community without partnerships.
Davenport Community Council / ICC / BHP / Umeewarra Aboriginal Media
Darryl Doolan at Gladstone Square


First Peoples sovereignty has never been ceded – not in 1788, not in 1967, not with the Native Title Act, not with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. 

Uncle Roy Coulthard approaches the stage to accept the Lifetime Achievement award
NAIDOC Elder of the Year South Australia

On Assignment for Australian Geographic

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TENAFEATE CREEK WINES

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NO BLACK SEAS Launched at ACE OPEN

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE 2019

I’m a big fan of one thing doing two things or even three things....

Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2019

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REVEALED

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE 2018

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PETER ‘STONEY’ STONE

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NAIDOC THEME RESONATES WITH THE NATION

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CityMag Editorial Commission

Culture is not always conscious. It is not just what is seen or heard....

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On his tour of South Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of Australia, stopped...

FOOTSTEPS \ The Road to Recovery

Photographed over four days on the west side of Port Augusta was a really...

BARNGARLA ‘SONGS’ PROJECT UNDERWAY

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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MENTORING IN DAVENPORT COMMUNITY

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Dusty Feet Mob \ THE IMPOSITION OF COLONISATION

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SPIRIT FESTIVAL

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Language Films in the West

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Fremantle International Portrait Prize

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SA ABORIGINAL WOMENS FOOTBALL

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COLLABORATION FOR ABC

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COOBER PEDY SAINTS

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CHARACTERS OF THE OUTBACK BEGINS

Since 1989 Jeff Boland has been maintaining his three hundred kilometre section of the...

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