Media Nomads


When Bill and Mick Thaiday grew up on Palm Island in the 1950s, it was radio that imposed by the Aboriginal Protection Act. Later, it would also free them from the grip of alcohol addiction and start them on a journey that’s lasted almost 20 years. Together they have travelled like a couple of nomads, developing Aboriginal radio stations in the remote areas of Australia. Their aim is to give a voice to Aboriginal people where their parents and grandparents had none.

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26 minutes


Betacam, Color


Donna Ives

Donna has 11 years' experience in video production, 10 years of which were spent with Townsville Aboriginal & Is-lander Media Association (at Big Eye Productions) and one year with her own company -Yarmuk Enterprises.
At Big Eye Productions, she was producer, writer, director from 1993 to 1999 and from 1997 to 1999 also acting executive producer, working on a number of documentaries.