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Parker yarns with Coota Girls about NAIDOC 2020

Yaama Parker!


Can you tell us who your mob are? “Gamilaroi and Wailwan”


Can you tell us the Traditional Owners of the land you live on? “Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi” 


Parker can you tell us a little bit about you?

“I am 6 years old. I am Aboriginal. I am Dutch and I am Irish. I like to build Lego. I love to read and learn facts. I go bushwalking and look after animals. I am going to be taught how to play the Didgeridoo.

I Acknowledge Country at school and show my class my possum and kangaroo skins, didgeridoo and my clap sticks to help them learn.”


Parker can you tell us who the Coota Survivor in your family is?

"Grandma" (Great-grandmother- Aunty Lorraine Darcy Peeters)

Can you tell us a little about Grandma (Great-grandmother – Aunty Lorraine Darcy Peeters)?

“Grandma is 82. When Grandma was four years old, she was stolen from her family. She never saw her Mum and Dad ever again. That makes me sad.


Grandma loves to colour in with me”

Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. 

What does this mean to you as a Stolen Generations descendant? What are your hopes for First Nations people’s futures?

“Aboriginal people were the first people here. More than 65,000 years old. 

I feel very proud and happy and special to be Aboriginal.

I hope First Nations people get better; I will feel sad if they don’t get better.”


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