#1317 Postcards from Reconciliation


Just in time for National Reconciliation Week, and in co-production with Redfern Community Centre, All the Best presents Postcards from Reconciliation. A man sends a postcard home about his lover: a proud man of the Bundjalung Nation, a historical postcard raises uncomfortable questions about a famous colonial figure and a Gumbangiir woman’s postcard is a clarion call to love the place you’re from- for both indigenous and non-indigenous Aussies.

My City- Sydney
A postcard from Gumbangiir woman Barbara Greenup-Davis starts as a flaneur’s stroll through the city, and ends with a vision of one city all its residents can rally for.

Written and read by Barbara Greenup-Davis, a Gumbangiir woman from Bowra, NSW.
Produced by Tim Bishop at Redfern Community Centre.
Music credits: Backing guitar: ‘Warm & Windy’ by J.D.Loudermilk (with permission); Played by Gerry Doyle (with permission).

My Man and Me
From Newtown, Sydney and heading out on the highway: a lover’s postcard from a life-long road trip.

Written and produced by Tim Bishop. Hear more of Tim’s work on his ABC Pool page.
Sound design by Tim Bishop and Belinda Lopez.

Picture credit (above): ‘Going North, heading home’ by Tim Bishop.

Music credits: ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ by Hunters and Collectors; South of the Border by Patsy Cline; ‘You Can Get It if You Really Want’ by Jimmy Cliff; ‘That’s the Way Love Is’ by Marvin Gaye; ‘Got to Give it Up’ by Marvin Gaye;  ‘Brown Skin Baby’ by Bob Randall.
Sound credits: ‘Car driving’ by Geody Labs; ‘Fryer’s Forest Kookaburras’ by Kangaroo Vindaloo.

Buckley’s Chance for Truth?
A convict disappears into the Australian bush, and emerges 32 years later, alive. His name was William Buckley, and his tale is featured in the history books as one of courage, survival and sheer luck. In fact, it’s thought the phrase ‘Buckley’s chance’ was inspired by his story. William Buckley survived after making contact with the Wathaurong people, who took him into their tribe and made him an honorary elder. It sounded like a story about reconciliation. But the Wathaurong people today, however, say they had never before been contacted about William Buckley’s story. They tell a tale very different to the history books.

Read more about the Wathaurong in this article by Michael Brydon.

Produced by Michael Brydon.
Music credits: ‘Making Days Longer’ by RJD2; ‘Stéphanie Quitte Le Caffé’ by Jean-Michel Bernard; ‘Towers (feat. Szjerdene)’ by Bonobo; ‘Ghost Song’ by Air; ‘Bloodflood’ by Alt-J.

Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally.
Features Executive Producer: Belinda Lopez.
Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo.

End song credit: ‘Fleetingly’ by Stiff Gins.