Things People Told Us

About five years ago they shut down MASH—Moree Aboriginal Sobriety House, no warning. It helped peoeple, I worked there for eight years as a councillor, black fellas used to come from all over the area for help. Now we have Ice, we need it more than ever. – Leah, Moree I work as a highschool…

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About five years ago they shut down MASH—Moree Aboriginal Sobriety House, no warning. It helped peoeple,
I worked there for eight years as a councillor, black fellas used to come from all over the area for help. Now we have Ice, we need it more than ever.

– Leah, Moree

I work as a highschool teacher, for kids with disabilities. We have a great Aboriginal Health Service here, but the kids don’t make it to me usually. This year had 13 kids in it in year 7, now there are 3. Parents can’t afford to keep their kids in school, its hard when they have so many other health concerns.

– Falena, Dubbo

I’m just so overwhelmed to see the Freedom Ride come through Dubbo. I didn’t understand when I was growing up. I now realise that I was born before ‘67 when we were only counted as cattle and sheep.

– Ros, Dubbo

These young kids just have to get out, I tell them that all the time, that they should dream of other things. I talk to them about my travels as much as I can,  I want them to know that there is a world bigger than this one.

– Denis, Walgett

I have degrees in law, teaching, and management and even I can’t get a job. I know how to talk to white men, I know how to sit around the table. I know how to keep myself from getting locked up. All that and I cant get a job here.

– Danella, Moree

We are the ones that hold our destiny. We are the ones that have to live with our conscience. We can’t say that we are responsible to what happened to me and my people before the massacres on this land, because we’re not. It happened before we came along. But, we are guilty if we continue to live and let other things happen like it did before

– Auntie Mavis, Kempset

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