We’re changing the story!

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


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.

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.

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.

About the founders

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

Flavour of the project

Telling Positive Stories

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

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Allies and Supporters

Photo taken at Parliament House

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


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


Governor of Victoria

The Governor General

Philippa O’Donnell and Conor O’Bryan meeting the Governor General and Mrs Linda Hurley


Earthed-Foundation Documentary Foundation Australia Bendigo Bank Mitchell Barkman Videography Imagine Photos Alchemy Construct Youthwork logo Scribble Gig RMIT University

SMALL WORLD DOCUMENTARIES

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


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