Black and White

We're changing the story!

Black and White, Deadly Australian Stories is changing the narrative by telling positive stories about black and white people collaborating to build their communities.

Young girls cooking

Black and White acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this site may contain images, voices, or names of people who have entered the dreaming.

Can you help?

Black and White, Deadly Australian Stories is actively seeking funding, sponsorship, and donations in partnership with Documentary Australia. 

Find out more on our Documentary Australia page.

Our partnership with Documentary Australia provides DGR status which means Australian taxpayers can make a tax deductible donation.

The producers of this site aim to respect cultural practices and honour the dignity and privacy of all persons depicted in our material.
We work in close consultation with individuals and communities that are the subject of our stories.

The charitable company formed to bring Black and White to fruition was co-founded by Philippa O’Donnell and Vicki Clark, OAM.

Positive stories are hidden throughout the country. We’ll bring them to you.

Philippa O’Donnell, meeting with Hon Linda Burney MP, and Hon Warren Snowdon MP at Parliament House, Canberra

Governor of Victoria

Reconciliation is a journey not a destination.
Can I congratulate all those involved in the production of Black and White, Deadly Australian stories.
I particularly recognise Philippa O’Donnell for her vision and passion. I also recognise Vicki Clark as the
Co-founder. The focus on story telling is powerful and demonstrates real stories of reconciliation.
Story telling contributes to the important undertaking of national truth telling.
Truth is the basis of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australia going forward.
As the project says – It’s time to tell new stories.

Hon Linda Burney MP, Member for Barton, New South Wales

The simple act of sharing a story is such a powerful way to build trust, respect, and understanding. The work of Black and White, Deadly Australian Stories helps to engender pride and recognition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and experiences. Celebrating the First Nations stories that have been historically missing from our national conversation is crucial to promoting the unity and shared identity necessary to progress us on our road to reconciliation. Now more than ever we need brave collaboration, and people informing themselves on, and accepting the truths of, our shared history. Central to this is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples telling our own stories, controlling our own narrative, and sharing our pride in our histories, cultures, and identities. I am happy to lend my support to Black and White, Deadly Australian stories, and look forward following all it achieves.

Karen Mundine Chief Executive Officer Reconciliation Australia

We are grateful to Herbert Smith Freehills for their assistance, particularly Alice Macdougall, SC.

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