Produced by the ABC Indigenous Programs Unit, Message Stick is a half hour TV program about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lifestyles, culture and issues. It features profile stories, interviews, video clips, short films and cooking segments and provides a slot where indigenous Australians can tell their stories in their own way. The program delivers articulate, contemporary human stories from around the country and features engaging, inspirational local characters, and allows intimate access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lifestyles, perspectives and aspirations.
Songwriter Bob Randall, perhaps best known for 'My Brown-Skinned Baby,' was taken away from his parents while a young child. In this episode of Message Stick, he shares his experiences as one of the Stolen Generation, and recounts the years he spent attempting to find out who his parents were and where his family might be.
The episode also includes an interview with Dr Ruby Langford Ginibi and a short archival film about the adoption of Aboriginal children by white Australians.Australia : ABC Television , 2000
This light-hearted Message Stick episode looks into the lives of three retired WA football stars: Chris Lewis, Dale Kickett, and Clem Michael. It examines their contribution of skill to Australian Rules Football and looks at how they have balanced their lives off the field. The most important thing in life to these men has been their families.Australia : ABC Television , 2000
'On the outskirts of the Queensland town of Babinda, there's a popular swimming hole known officially as Babinda Boulders. But to the locals, it's the Devil's Pool. So far, the waterhole has claimed 16 lives, all of them young male travellers. The area is cursed by an ancient Dreamtime legend. It's thought the spirit of a lovesick young woman haunts the swimming hole, luring young male travellers to their death because she's searching for her forbidden lover, a warrior from a visiting tribe.'
Source: Screen Australia.Australia : ABC Television , 2005
'Stephen Hagan is the former government bureaucrat who became a household name when he fought to have the word 'Nigger' removed from a Toowoomba sports stadium. He took his fight all the way to the United Nations. This profile looks at his turbulent life, what happened in his past to motivate him and what effect his controversial campaign has had on his family.' (Source: Screen Australia)Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2005
'This film reveals Cathy's secret weapon, the real-life story of her life, the inspiration that made our golden girl of the track fly into the record books and into the nation's heart. This is her story.'
Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 24/2/2014)Australia : ABC Television , 2006