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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Message Stick
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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.


form y separately published work icon Bob Randall Kelrick Martin (interviewer), Australia : ABC Television , 2000 Z1019319 2000 single work film/TV

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
form y separately published work icon Behind The Ball Mitch Torres , Australia : ABC Television , 2000 Z1579079 2000 single work film/TV biography

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
form y separately published work icon Doris Pilkington Lou Glover , Australia : ABC Television , 2002 Z1670984 2002 single work film/TV The author of the book Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence (1994), which was adapted for the screen in 2002, talks about the experiences of her mother, a half-caste child escapee from the Moore River native settlement, her own childhood, experiences, work, and philosophy of life. Australia : ABC Television , 2002
form y separately published work icon Babinda Boulders Lou Glover , Paula Maling , Australia : ABC Television , 2005 7070908 2005 single work film/TV mystery Indigenous story

'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
form y separately published work icon Stephen Hagan Julie Nimmo , Julie Nimmo (director), Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2005 8890831 2005 single work film/TV biography

'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
form y separately published work icon Cos I'm Free : Cathy Freeman Lou Glover , Australia : ABC Television , 2006 Z1369781 2006 single work film/TV

'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
form y separately published work icon Ripples from Wave Hill Part 1 Maurie Ryan Japarta , Violet Wadrill , Topsy Todd , Billy Bunter , Ronnie Wavehill , Jimmy Wavehill , Brian Manning , Paddy Carroll , Frank Wilmington , Molly Dodd , Frank Hardy , Robert Tudawali , Lord Vestey , Peter Morris , Canberra : ABC Television , 2007 9911724 2007 single work film/TV life story interview 'Story of Australia's first successful land rights campaign: an against-the-odds struggle that reshaped our nation. Recalls the momentous fight started 40 years ago by the Gurindji people of the Northern Territory. On Australia's biggest cattle station, they took on one of England's richest aristocrats, the beef baron Lord Vestey. Their 1966 strike became one of our longest industrial disputes. Their rebellion gave rise to a national movement. First-hand account of the struggle - told by the Aboriginal people who fought for their land and the radicals who joined with them. Producer - Jeremey Boylen; made for TAFESA Elizabeth Campus under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968.' (Source: TROVE) Canberra : ABC Television , 2007
form y separately published work icon Ripples From Wave Hill Part 2 Lord Vestey , Paul Kelly , Billy Bunter , Maurie Ryan Japarta , Jimmy Wavehill , Violet Wadrill , Brian Manning , Alan Thorpe , Gus George , Ted Egan , Galarrwuy Yunupingu , Kev Carmody , Paul Coe , Meredith Burgmann ,