Let’s Share Positive Stories
Australian Black and White Stories celebrates positive stories about black and white people collaborating to build their communities.
Black and White Stories acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognises 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.
During 2021, two journalism students from RMIT in Melbourne undertook an internship with Australian Black and White Stories, while four groups from the School of Media and Communication worked on a marketing plan for the company as their final year integrated learning project. These students were invited to show thir work to The Governor-General, his Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC [Retd] and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley at a special end-of-year event facilitated by Black and White Stories.
Journalism students, Renee Davidson and Sonia Liversidge, are seen here interviewing Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley.
Today, more than ever, we need positive stories to lift our spirits and restore faith in society. Help us tell stories about inspiring and hopeful people who make Australia a better place for everyone.
Australian Black and White Stories is actively seeking donations through its partnership with Documentary Australia Foundation. We use the funds to research and produce stories about real people working together for the good of their communities. Every little bit helps.
Find out more on our Documentary Australia page.
Positive stories are hidden throughout the country. With links to communities throughout Australia, Black and White can uncover those stories and bring them to you.
We respect cultural practices and honour the dignity and privacy of our collaborators. We work in close consultation with individuals and communities that are the subject of our stories.
Read a Black and White Story
The charitable company formed to bring Black and White Stories to fruition was co-founded by Philippa O’Donnell, former ABC journalist and producer, and Elder Vicki Clark, OAM. Meet the members of the board.
If you would like to hear more about our stories and activities, join our Mailing List.
If you have a positive story to tell about black and white Australians learning from each other, submit a story idea.
… 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. [more]
Philippa O’Donnell, meeting with Hon Linda Burney MP, and Hon Warren Snowdon MP at Parliament House, Canberra
… 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.. [more]
Karen Mundine and Philippa O’Donnell at Reconciliation Australia headquarters.
Many individuals and corporations are supporting and contributing to the success of Australian Black and White Stories so far.
We are grateful to Herbert Smith Freehills for its assistance, particularly Alice Macdougall, SC.
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Our partnership with Documentary Australia provides DGR status which means Australian taxpayers can make a tax deductible donation.
Australian Black/White Stories Ltd
ABN: 11 634 182 862
PO Box 429, Swan Hill, VIC 3585
101 Moray Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
See the Contact page to send a message.