Debbie Austin is an Aboriginal Artist and author of the Kirrae Whurrong nation, western Victoria. She has been painting for 15 years. Debbie is part of the ‘stolen generation’, forcibly taken from her biological parents.
Patricia Clarke is a talented, gracious, intelligent, dignified woman is the daughter of the late Henry, (Uncle Banjo) Clarke and the late Audrey Couzins.
Arch Flanagan, 91, is a retired school teacher. In 1943, as a sergeant in the Australian Army, he was forced to labor on the infamous Burma Railway upon which it is said, that one man died for every sleeper laid.
Martin Flanagan is a storyteller, journalist, poet, author and public speaker. Described as “a legend of Australian journalism” in TIME magazine in 2003 after his last book, “The Game In Time of War”.
Michele Gierck is a freelance writer, an author and a public speaker. She is often enthralled by stories, listening to them and telling them, whether orally or in print.
Francis Joseph Hardy was born at Southern Cross in western Victoria and later moved with his family to Bacchus Marsh, west of Melbourne. His mother, Winifred, was a Roman Catholic – his father, Thomas, a non-believer of Welsh and English descent.
Neil Murray is one of Australia’s most original and respected singer/songwriters and has enjoyed a solo career since 1989. He has released nine albums – “Calm & Crystal Clear”, “These Hands”, “Dust”, “The Wondering Kind”, “Going The Distance”, “About Time” (a 2CD retrospective compilation), “Spoken”, “2Songmen” (live with Shane Howard in Darwin) and the latest “Overnighter”.
Shane Howard was born and raised by the Merri River in Dennington, near Warrnambool in South West Victoria. One of seven children, he was born into a musical family.
Archie Roach is a truly gifted and inspiring talent. Born at Framlingham Aboriginal mission, Warrnambool in south western Victoria, Archie was taken from his family at an early age as part of the notorious ‘stolen generation’.