Big Stories
Yusuf, Namaus Village & Repetoh, Bongkud Village
Our villages made a sacred vow Yusuf, Namaus Village & Repetoh, Bongkud Village
Pastor Numin, Bongkud Village
God changed my life Pastor Numin, Bongkud Village
Timah and Pastor Numin, Bongkud Village
Did you use Black Magic? Timah and Pastor Numin, Bongkud Village
Jaria, Bongkud Village
I thought that the Lord was coming for me Jaria, Bongkud Village
Jumia, Bongkud and Namaus Village
The tale of the lazy brother and the spider Jumia, Bongkud and Namaus Village
Andrew, Bongkud Village
We wanted to be like Miles Davis Andrew, Bongkud Village
Numin and Leilin, Bongkud Village
1, 4, 3 means... Numin and Leilin, Bongkud Village
Geluing, Namaus Village
We don't want to forget how our ancestors gathered food Geluing, Namaus Village
Koiloi Kombotoi, Namaus Village
We must be clever, like the snails Koiloi Kombotoi, Namaus Village
Mudi Atong, Namaus Village
We want to move back to our village Mudi Atong, Namaus Village
Julita, Bongkud Village
I've always wanted to run my own business Julita, Bongkud Village
Jurim, Bongkud Village
We would come to this fish pond after school Jurim, Bongkud Village
Pastor Numin, Bongkud Village
We were drug addicts and glue sniffers Pastor Numin, Bongkud Village
Sam, Chief Of Phnom Village
People Want To Own What They Have Never Had Sam, Chief Of Phnom Village
The View From Here - a film about Big Stories, Small Towns
Every community has a living memory The View From Here - a film about Big Stories, Small Towns
Tres, Ferry Captain, Waisai to Sorong
They called me 'Tres'. It's hard to erase it... Tres, Ferry Captain, Waisai to Sorong
Alex, Footballer, Raja Ampat
My favourite player is Neymar Alex, Footballer, Raja Ampat
Rantinem, Waigeo Island
I am a Papuan Rantinem, Waigeo Island
Opa, village elder, Gag Island
We're still waiting and being a good host Opa, village elder, Gag Island
Opa, retired sea captain, Gag Island
I got her at the tip of my spear Opa, retired sea captain, Gag Island
Hengky and Yulianus, Wayag Island
Guardians of the Sea Hengky and Yulianus, Wayag Island
Menas, the Kalabia Marine Conservation Education Boat
We teach about the sea, on the sea Menas, the Kalabia Marine Conservation Education Boat
Mansur, Keramba Fisherman, Bianci Island
Surviving with my own fish net Mansur, Keramba Fisherman, Bianci Island
Skippy The Caravan
What Is Your Vision Of Beaudesert? Skippy The Caravan
Ken, Wami Kata, Port Augusta
It's Alright Here Ken, Wami Kata, Port Augusta 01:20
Michelle, Coober Pedy
Opals are in my blood! Michelle, Coober Pedy
Tom Martin, Coober Pedy Races
Riding like the wind Tom Martin, Coober Pedy Races
Inoka, Coober Pedy
I can't see any green here Inoka, Coober Pedy
Kakae Pakoa, Vanuatu Sculptor, Beaudesert
The Past Will Always Be Our Footsteps Kakae Pakoa, Vanuatu Sculptor, Beaudesert
Rod, Glass Washer, Cowra Wine Show
They wash their hands religiously, all the time Rod, Glass Washer, Cowra Wine Show
Athol, Country Corner, Cowra
They're story songs and that's why I like 'em Athol, Country Corner, Cowra
Frank, Woodworker, Cowra
I've Always Loved Wood Frank, Woodworker, Cowra
Ken, Sculptor, Cowra
You can't always be creative, you have to deal with life Ken, Sculptor, Cowra
Karl, Soccer Coach, Cowra
We need to do more for the girls Karl, Soccer Coach, Cowra
Josh, Musician, Cowra
It's the thing that brings us together Josh, Musician, Cowra
Les, Wiradjuri Elder, Cowra
They refer to Erambie Mission as 32 Acres Les, Wiradjuri Elder, Cowra
Karen & Ray, Cowra
All we ever wanted was our own land Karen & Ray, Cowra
Katie & Nicky, Cowra
It's more than our mortgage to feed the kids Katie & Nicky, Cowra
Phoebe, The Corridor Project, Cowra
Learn together, close the gap Phoebe, The Corridor Project, Cowra
Mrs Hawa, Cowra
It's a nice place, all people are nice Mrs Hawa, Cowra
Sally & Olive, Photographers, Cowra
When I'm with the camera, I'm not alone Sally & Olive, Photographers, Cowra
Lawrance Ryan, Cowra 70th Breakout
This historical event is still part of Mr Murakami's life Lawrance Ryan, Cowra 70th Breakout
Trudi, Margaret & Brett, Cowra
Sing and Dance and have a great time Trudi, Margaret & Brett, Cowra
Jimmy the Runner, Coober Pedy
Enjoy Your Life and Be Good to Mankind Jimmy the Runner, Coober Pedy
Uncle Marshall, Murray Bridge
This Is A Caring Community Uncle Marshall, Murray Bridge 03:16
Uncle Marshall, Longriders, Murray Bridge
It's Not The Clothes That Make A Christian Uncle Marshall, Longriders, Murray Bridge 02:33
Uncle Bruce & Aunty Kathy, Murray Bridge
We Always Had Kids Around Uncle Bruce & Aunty Kathy, Murray Bridge 01:43
Uncle Bruce, Ngarrindjeri Elder, Murray Bridge
I Made A Good Decision That Day Uncle Bruce, Ngarrindjeri Elder, Murray Bridge 01:36
Mac, Longriders, Murray Bridge
I'm A Christian And I'm A Biker Mac, Longriders, Murray Bridge 02:41
Kelvin, LTW, Murray Bridge
I Won’t Be Coming Back Kelvin, LTW, Murray Bridge 04:20
Kurt, Bill And Mick, Longriders, Murray Bridge
We Are The Three Amigos Kurt, Bill And Mick, Longriders, Murray Bridge 03:59
Shaun, Longriders, Murray Bridge
Since Then It's Been A Real Blast Shaun, Longriders, Murray Bridge 02:31
Mac, Longriders, Murray Bridge
I Remember The Day I Got A New Sister Mac, Longriders, Murray Bridge 01:17
Mac, Longriders, Murray Bridge
We've Got A Family Tattooist Mac, Longriders, Murray Bridge 01:57
Mac, Longriders, Murray Bridge
My First Harley Was A Walla Mac, Longriders, Murray Bridge 02:13
Longriders CMC, Murray Bridge
Strength In Unity Longriders CMC, Murray Bridge 13:59
The Story Circle, Longriders, Murray Bridge
This Is Where Change Happens The Story Circle, Longriders, Murray Bridge 06:01
Arthur, Murray Bridge
Why Not Love? Arthur, Murray Bridge 03:39
Inki, Asian Grocery, Murray Bridge
There Are No Really, Really Bad People Inki, Asian Grocery, Murray Bridge 04:45
The Hughes Brothers, Murray Bridge
Try And Have Fun At Work The Hughes Brothers, Murray Bridge 02:50
Trevor the Bush Poet, Murray Bridge
It's The People That Make A Place Trevor the Bush Poet, Murray Bridge 02:57
Parminder, Murray Bridge
You Should Be Lovely From Your Heart Parminder, Murray Bridge 01:49
Mehmet & Ibrahim, Murray Bridge
We Were The First Turkish People In Murray Bridge Mehmet & Ibrahim, Murray Bridge 02:17
Steve, Coober Pedy Amateur Races
It's a true Community Event Steve, Coober Pedy Amateur Races
Telis, the Opal Miner, Coober Pedy
I Like to Keep Myself Busy Telis, the Opal Miner, Coober Pedy
Jalahny, History Part 6, Beaudesert
I Can't Change The Past, But I Can Change The Present And The Future Jalahny, History Part 6, Beaudesert
Joy, History Part 5, Beaudesert
The Meatworks Were Wonderful For Beaudesert Joy, History Part 5, Beaudesert
James, History Part 4, Beaudesert
Lots Of People Die Even Though They Are Doing The Right Thing James, History Part 4, Beaudesert
Elizabeth, History Part 3, Beaudesert
It Was Amazing Seeing All The Old Dresses Elizabeth, History Part 3, Beaudesert
Jalahny, History Part 2, Beaudesert
Aboriginals Used To Walk This Land Jalahny, History Part 2, Beaudesert
Elizabeth, History Part 1, Beaudesert
If I Could Go Back In Time... Elizabeth, History Part 1, Beaudesert
Sam Ryan, Making Of 'Choices'
The More Real These Characters Are To You, The Better The Drama Is Going To Be Sam Ryan, Making Of 'Choices'
Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta
I Won't Let Nothing Beat Me Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta 00:50
Brett, Young Fathers, Port Augusta
What I Really Want Brett, Young Fathers, Port Augusta 00:54
Nyimi, Young Fathers, Port Augusta
I Am Robert Taylor Nyimi, Young Fathers, Port Augusta 01:19
Brett, Young Fathers, Port Augusta
When I Am 30 Brett, Young Fathers, Port Augusta 01:08
Nyimi, Young Fathers, Port Augusta
The First Few Minutes Of The First Quarter Nyimi, Young Fathers, Port Augusta 01:10
Nyimi, Young Fathers, Port Augusta
My Hope Is To Provide For Them Nyimi, Young Fathers, Port Augusta 07:42
Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta
I Go Fishing By Myself Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta 01:02
Mrs Hayashi, Japanese War Cemetery, Cowra
I'm really very grateful Mrs Hayashi, Japanese War Cemetery, Cowra
Cliff, Wami Kata, Port Augusta
I Should Have Taken My Mother Back To Her Country Cliff, Wami Kata, Port Augusta 01:29
Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta
Coming Down Here Is Where I Turn Off Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta 01:19
Clem, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta
I Used To Be Called Melc Clem, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta 01:26
Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta
The Float Is Ratatouille Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta 01:44
Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta
44 One Day And 94 The Next Noogar, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta 00:42
Clem, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta
Lapping It Up Clem, The Men's Shed, Port Augusta 03:24
Ken, Wami Kata, Port Augusta
That Nun Was A Lucky One Ken, Wami Kata, Port Augusta 00:46
Ray, Wami Kata, Port Augusta
You Gotta Live To Be Happy Ray, Wami Kata, Port Augusta 02:08
Andy Sheils, Coober Pedy
The Best Thing is Saving a Life Andy Sheils, Coober Pedy
Andy Sheils, Coober Pedy
The Golden Rule of Mining is Dont Go By Yourself Andy Sheils, Coober Pedy
Jim the Opal Cutter, Coober Pedy
From a Rock You Make a Gemstone Jim the Opal Cutter, Coober Pedy
Diamond John, Coober Pedy
Lose Your Sense of Humour, You May As Well Give Up Living Diamond John, Coober Pedy
Peter Butler, Coober Pedy
I Got Buried Once... Peter Butler, Coober Pedy
Tidda, Coober Pedy Amateur Races
I Say Your Horse is Your Best Mate Tidda, Coober Pedy Amateur Races
Tina, Coober Pedy Drive-In
The Projector Has a Mind of its Own Tina, Coober Pedy Drive-In
Peter Butler, Coober Pedy
All the Dogs I’ve Had Have Always Been Family Peter Butler, Coober Pedy
The Blackbirding history of Beaudesert
There is a True Sense of Reconciliation The Blackbirding history of Beaudesert
Harkon, the Boxer, Cowra
Go for what you want Harkon, the Boxer, Cowra
Pabitra, Murray Bridge
Better To Leave The Country Than Go To Jail Pabitra, Murray Bridge 02:06
Donesia, Murray Bridge
I Never Get Bored With Him Donesia, Murray Bridge 02:34
Aunty Rose, Raukkan
We Grew Up Thinking We Were Inferior... But It's Not True Aunty Rose, Raukkan 02:29
Matt, Raukkan
Always Wanted To Be A Farmer Matt, Raukkan 01:25
Greg, Raukkan
No Wanting For Nothing, No Wishing For More Greg, Raukkan 02:08
Blades, Raukkan
Everything Is Worth Something To Me You Know Blades, Raukkan 01:53
Blades, Raukkan
The Most Thing I Cherish Now Is My Freedom Blades, Raukkan 02:41
Uncle Billy, Raukkan
You Get The Raukkan Fever To Come Back Home Uncle Billy, Raukkan 05:52
Farmer Gregie, Scenic Rim Dairy
I Believe That Anything Is Possible Farmer Gregie, Scenic Rim Dairy
Joy Drescher, Former Mayor Beaudesert
I Got To Be Mayor, I Could Go Back Tomorrow Joy Drescher, Former Mayor Beaudesert
Maverick, Young Mens Group
It's Made Me See What I Really Am, Who I Really Am Maverick, Young Mens Group
Jesse, Young Mens Group
I Never Knew These Guys, But We're Family Now Jesse, Young Mens Group
Jaiden, Young Mens Group
It Feels Good To Be Indigenous And To Learn More About My Culture Jaiden, Young Mens Group
Cam, Young Mens Group
This Is Now Like Brotherhood Cam, Young Mens Group
Our Beaudesert
Our People, Our Town, Our Stories Our Beaudesert
Chantha & Vek, Banlung town
Indigenous People Call Their Friends "Companions" Chantha & Vek, Banlung town
Khut Dy, Tae Seng Construction Site
Anywhere I Can Make Money, I'll Go And Live There Khut Dy, Tae Seng Construction Site
Chantuok, Photographer, Yeak Loam Lake
What I Want Is For My Son To Become Somebody Chantuok, Photographer, Yeak Loam Lake
Y Mam, Farmer, Banlung Town
Most Of The Time People Move From The Lower Land To Here Y Mam, Farmer, Banlung Town
Dam Chanthy, Director Of The Highlander's Association
Little By Little The Bird Builds It's Nest Dam Chanthy, Director Of The Highlander's Association
Seoun, Jeweller, Banlung Markets
Ratanakiri Will Be More Advanced Than The Low-Land Provinces Seoun, Jeweller, Banlung Markets
Vanny, Banlung Markets
We Are The Same Nationality After All Vanny, Banlung Markets
Kunthea, Banlung Airport
I Want To Know More About The Indigenous People Kunthea, Banlung Airport
Phalla, Banlung Hairdresser
My Customers Come From Everywhere Phalla, Banlung Hairdresser
Vi Thonh, Weaver & Farmer, Phnom Village
I Can Weave And So I Have Knowledge Vi Thonh, Weaver & Farmer, Phnom Village
Chieng, Phnom Village
While We're Alive And Strong We Have To Work Hard Chieng, Phnom Village
Thou, Phnom Village Elder
The Horses Were As Fast As A Motobike Thou, Phnom Village Elder
Sam, Chief Of Phnom Village
I'd Like To Safeguard Our Traditions And Culture Sam, Chief Of Phnom Village
Prak Ang, Yung's father
I Warned Them Not To Sell Their Land Prak Ang, Yung's father
Yung, Lunn Village
All This Education Will Create Change Yung, Lunn Village
Tuol, Lunn Village Elder And Farmer
Town Benefits Me In Many Ways Tuol, Lunn Village Elder And Farmer
Peung, Chief Of Lunn Village
The Old Society Was Not Like This Peung, Chief Of Lunn Village
Peung, Chief Of Lunn Village
We Still Believe In The Spirit Of Yeak Loam Lake Peung, Chief Of Lunn Village
Yung, Old Lunn Village
Before The Land Belonged To No-One Yung, Old Lunn Village
Steve Pascoe, Strathewen Memorials Working Group
It's Part Of The Story, Part Of The Recovery Steve Pascoe, Strathewen Memorials Working Group
Alison Pascoe, The Letterbox Project
I’ve Learned To Be Forgiving And Honest And Appreciate Every Day Alison Pascoe, The Letterbox Project
Barbara Joyce, The Chooks Project
We Needed To Do Something Ridiculous… Chooks Barbara Joyce, The Chooks Project
Diana Robertson, Resident's Support Group
You've Got To Look After People's Emotional Wellbeing Diana Robertson, Resident's Support Group
Bronwyn South, Strathewen Landcare
There Is No Simple Response To This Bronwyn South, Strathewen Landcare
David Brown, Strathewen Community Renewal Association
We Talked About How We Should Take Action David Brown, Strathewen Community Renewal Association
Sally
We Look Out For Each Other Sally 02:51
Cliff
My Daughter Got Fostered Off Cliff 01:17
Cliff
I've Had 3 Strokes, 2 Heart Attacks And Just One Cancer Cliff 01:18
Cliff
I Pinched A Sheep Once At Alice Springs Cliff 01:37
Danny
Maria Was Nominated For Australian Of The Year Danny 01:48
Maureen
I've Been Here For Ten Years Maureen 01:31
Wami Kata Old Folks Home
Culturally Appropriate Care For Indigenous Elders Wami Kata Old Folks Home 07:31
Ken
My Wife Thinks I'm A Lively One Ken 01:27
Julie
I Didn't Realise It's So Hot Here Julie 00:51
Claude
I Got Kicked Out Of Nepabunna School For Smoking Claude 00:38
Bronwyn
It's The Men In The Shed That Make The Shed Bronwyn 01:14
Julie
The Stories That You Would Hear Julie 01:17
Ray
I Like Getting Stirred Up Ray 01:33
The Students Of Raukkan Primary School
Welcome To Our School The Students Of Raukkan Primary School 03:52
Young Fathers Introduction
Young Fathers Introduction
Old Folks Home Introduction
Old Folks Home Introduction
Mens Shed Introduction
Mens Shed Introduction
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