This week, stories of uncovering ancestry.
‘Australia’s First Social Enterprise’ by Eddy Diamond
It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that Ash Walker discovered that La Perouse Aboriginal community, of which he’s a member, founded one of Australia’s first social enterprises.
Before the protectionism era, the La Perouse Aboriginal community successfully engaged in the Australian economy. Partnering with prominent colonial families and securing income for their community. They are working towards reclaiming their past position as a valued part of the Australian economy.
Producer: Eddy Diamond
Assistant Producer & Presenter Sally Walker
Supervising producer: Sarah Mashman
Thanks to Ashley Walker, Sally Walker and Ray Ingrey from the Gujaga Foundation for telling this story.
Music: ‘Blank Page’ by Air Space Ark, ‘All Hands Bury the Dead’ by Wilson Tanner
‘Karanam’ by Sarath Chandra
Sarath Chandra learns he’s not actually the first lawyer in his family — he descends from a long line of village adjudicators, called Karanams.
Producer: Sarath Chandra
Supervising producer: Allison Chan
Music: ‘Something about us’ by Chilly Gonzalez, ‘Shankaram’ by Veena Jayanthi, ‘Jumma Chumma’ by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sudesh Bhosle, ‘The Raiders March’ by John Williams, ‘Holi Festival’ by Nitin Sawhney
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton
Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell
Host: Maddy Macquine
Episode mix and compile: Ryan Pemberton
Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart
SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson
Social Media Producers: Matilda Fay and Angela Moran
Photo: John Thompson via State Library of New South Wales