Change the Story!

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.


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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.


Share in the good news

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.

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Allies and Supporters

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]

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

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 Chief Executive Officer Reconciliation Australia

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.

Bendigo Bank

Mitchell Barkman Videography

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

Alchemy Construct

SMALL WORLD DOCUMENTARIES

Documentary Foundation Australia
Imagine Photos

RMIT University
Earthed-Foundation
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Our partnership with Documentary Australia provides DGR status which means Australian taxpayers can make a tax deductible donation.


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Australian Black/White Stories Ltd
ABN: 11 634 182 862

Postal Address:
PO Box 429, Swan Hill, VIC 3585

Registered Address:
101 Moray Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

See the Contact page to send a message.