Very pleased to announce that last night the film Yindyamarra Yambuwan, a collaboration with the Wiradjuri community, won a NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Award for Best Creative and Innovative Design. Much thanks to all those who have supported this project formally and informally particularly Dr Uncle Stan Grant, Aunty Flo Grant, Aunty Sandy Warren, Aunty Lorraine Tye, Ray Woods and Letetia Harris. And everyone else from the Wiradjuri community who has shared their culture for the purpose of making this work and creating something that will become an ongoing resource for the community and hopefully lead to greater understanding of Wiradjuri culture. I would like to thank my wife Nives Zalokar for her personal support and also for her work as a research assistant, photographer and camera operator on the preliminary projects that made this possible. I would like to thank Deb Evans who has provided good advice and encouragement along the way. I would also like to thank Professor Andrew Vann and CSU for the opportunity to undertake the PhD on this important topic, supporting the nomination of the film for this award, and most of all, seeking to respectfully embrace the concept of Yindyamarra.
It is great to share this award with you all.