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.
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
Here are few more snapshots from Philippa’s recent trip to Canberra where it seems there are as many tall men as there are short women!
Senator Pat Dodson has magnificent art in his rooms, including this fabulous piece by Rover Thomas.
Senator Dodson was generous and interested in Black and White Stories, when he met board members, Philippa O’Donnell and Conor O’Bryan.
Much of the development work for Black and White is done in Northern Victoria, in the heart of the Federal seat for Mallee, held by Dr Anne Webster (left), which is where Philippa (right) and co-founder, Vicki Clark, currently live.
Deeply steeped in not for profit work, Dr Webster is the founder and patron of Zoe Support which works with 13-25 year old pregnant girls and young mothers. She was very interested in Black and White Stories, and the work to preserve these positive stories for future generations.
Philippa O’Donnell with Hon Linda Burney MP and Hon Warren Snowdon MP.