6:30pm – Monday, May 30 on ABC1
Message Stick’s 6.30pm season continues, with five new stories exploring themes as diverse as Indigenous artists, women hunter-gatherers, and the future of ‘The Block’.
Monday May 30 at 6.30pm – Jeffrey Samuels Jeffrey Samuels is an evocative artist, charismatic and complex, his contribution to the Australian art scene spans over 30 years. Producer: Adrian Wills Tuesday May 31at 6.30pm – Wanja the Wonder Dog Wanja, Aunty Barb’s blue heeler dog was an integral part of the community, known to all for her ability to sniff out the police – in uniform and undercover.
She was ‘the Block’s guardian angel’. Producer: Jotz Productions – Angie Abdilla.
Wednesday June 1 at 6.30pm – Eight Ladies Journey through Alyawarr Country with eight ladies as they hunt echidna and gather bush tucker. Producer: CAAMA – Dena Curtis Thursday June 2 at 6.30pm – Back to Waiben Message Stick’s intrepid I.T. guru, Majhid Heath visits the beautiful Thursday Island for the 12th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival and the Torres Strait Island Media Association’s 25th Anniversary. Producer: Rima Tamou Friday June 3 at 6.30pm – Brick by Brick With the ‘Pemulwuy’ housing development becoming a reality, what does it hold for the future of ‘The Block’ and the Aboriginal community? Producers: Pauline Clague/Kelrick Martin