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 BECAUSE OF HER ... Marianne Wobcke

BECAUSE OF HER ... Marianne Wobcke

I was employed as an Indigenous Midwife/Home Nurse Visitor for the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program in 2016. In march, I began in a newly created role for ANFPP as the Arts Project Officer.   My Indigenous Great, Great Grandmother’s name was Nuninja and my Great Grandmother’s name was Nuninga. My Great Grandmother was stolen from her mother and removed. For five generations a daughter was conceived – raped by non –Indigenous men; and were removed.   I was born into the care of...
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  BECAUSE OF HER ... Leann Fletcher

BECAUSE OF HER ... Leann Fletcher

I am currently a Family Partnership worker through the Australian Nurse Family Partnership program. Part of my work involves creating belly casts and belly bowls with young mothers, encouraging them to paint on them their dreaming story.   My family is Kamilaroi from Northern New South Wales, but I was born in Queensland.   All the women in my life have been important. My Grandmothers, Mum and aunties. Growing up, my grandfathers were gone before I was born, so women were very strong within...
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BECAUSE OF HER ... Tara Denaro

I am a Practice Nurse, a registered Nurse and Midwife. I work for Institute for Urban Indigenous Health – Birthing in the Community at the Salisbury Mums and Bubs Hub, and as a nurse home visitor for the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program. I also enjoy practising my art.   I’m a Mununjali woman. My family are form the Beaudesert area, but I grew up in Inala.   There are a few different women that have inspired and helped me along the way. My mum Desley Denaro (Blow) is one of tho...
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BECAUSE OF HER ... Kyleigh Brown-Lolohea

BECAUSE OF HER ... Kyleigh Brown-Lolohea

Kyleigh Brown-Lolohea is a cadet student Midwife, in her final year of Midwifery. Kyleigh works with the Birthing in the Community program – multi-agency partnership with the Institute of Urbane Indigenous Health, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service and the Mater Health Service. Kyleigh’s family comes from the Gudjal tribe from Charters Towers.   My Mum, Bernice, is one of eight sisters. She was a single parent, and she made sure we knew the importance of educa...
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Register for the Junior Murri Carnival

Register for the Junior Murri Carnival

Have you registered your kids for the Junior Murri Carnival yet? Time is running out!
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Because of Her ... Debbie Hoger

Because of Her ... Debbie Hoger

Meet Debbie Hoger, a proud 29 year old Dunghutti woman. Debbie is originally from Sydney, but now lives in the Sunshine Coast. She keeps busy with her husband, two children, and two jobs. She works part time for Murawin, an Indigenous consultancy, as well as runs her own business, Riley Callie Resources. At RCR, she sells resources for early years learning space that have a focus on STEM in an Indigenous context. Debbie has nominated her mother, Carol Vale, as a deadly woman in her life. Caro...
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Aunty Mary Martin

Aunty Mary Martin

Last week we celebrated International Nurses Day with a Yarning Circle at IUIH’s Windsor Office. We heard from several of our community’s deadly nurses, such as Aunty Mary Martin, Aunty Pamela Mam, and Renee Blackman. Aunty Mary Martin spoke about her experiences of working in Aboriginal Community Controlled health for over 40 years.   Aunty Mary is an elder of the Nunuccal People of Stradbroke Island and has connections to the Holt Family of North-Western Carnarvon Gorge. Growing up, she mo...
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Power of Persistence Shines Through for Tallisha

Power of Persistence Shines Through for Tallisha

From overcoming speech and language difficulties as a child, to assisting south-east Queensland Indigenous communities facing similar challenges, Tallisha Harden uses strength of character to prime herself towards personal and professional success.
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Because of Her ... Hannah Getawan

Because of Her ... Hannah Getawan

Meet Hannah Getawan, proud 20 year old Mamu woman, living in Cairns and studying Primary Education. Over the years, Hannah and her four brothers have experienced hard times, yet overcame their struggles as a family.    Hannah has nominated her Mum, Sarina Cane, as a deadly woman in her life. Sarina is a 47 year old Mamu woman, originally from Innisfail. She grew up playing softball, riding her bike to her Nanny’s lolly shop, and going on camping trips with her family.  Seven years ago she m...
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Meet Indigenous Artist, Elaine Chambers!

Meet Indigenous Artist, Elaine Chambers!

Elaine Chambers-Hegarty has designed the beautiful artwork for the IUIH Because of Her Campaign. Elaine credits many strong people in her life for her creative success.   Elaine Chambers is an Indigenous graphic designer and artist – with cultural links to the Koa and Kuku Yalanji people. Elaine’s parents were both born in Cherbourg Queensland, she says that both her parents and grandparents are a great inspiration to her.   “They have always encouraged me to shoot for the stars or to hav...
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