Bringing Miriwoong Back

Fewer than twenty people were fluent in Miriwoong when work began to preserve this virtually-extinct language. And those native speakers were all elderly and their numbers were dwindling fast. At the Mirima Language Centre in Kununurra, specialists have been working since the 1970s to snatch the Miriwoong language from the ‘virtually-extinct’ list. Only through clever, hard … Read moreBringing Miriwoong Back

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Taking Black and White to Canberra


How lucky are we to have this vibrant, assiduous, interesting couple leading our nation from Government House, Canberra.
(from left) Black and White Stories board members Conor O’Bryan and Philippa O’Donnell with Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley, and the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd). Their Excellencies were gracious, engaged, interesting and most welcoming. They took great interest in our work and even passed on several story ideas with contacts.

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Joining Documentary Australia Foundation

Black and White has recently been successful in obtaining support from Documentary Australia for a fundraising campaign. We aim to raise $220,000 and would be delighted if you could help us spread the word. Donations are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers. See more on the Documentary Australia site

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Supporters and Allies

We are grateful to everyone who supports Black and White, from those who have allowed us to tell their wonderful Australian stories, to politicians, corporate leaders, family, and friends who have generously shared their time, expertise, and funds, we appreciate everything you do. Reconciliation is a journey not a destination.Can I congratulate all those involved … Read moreSupporters and Allies

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About Black and White

Black and White, Deadly Australian Stories is a collaborative, modern history project between dozens of Australians and Philippa O’Donnell as an independent producer.

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

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