NAIDOC & Black Lives Matter

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This exhibition contains stories from people who appear in Maree Clarke's photographs of NAIDOC marches in the early 1990s, including Maree's stories. We would like to thank the following people for their time and contribution to the exhibition. Their stories are among the first to be collected for the Living Archive project.

Indi Clarke (Mutti Mutti/ Boon Wurrung/ Lardil) is Maree's nephew. His father is Maree's younger brother, Peter Clarke. Indi has been the Executive Officer of the Koorie Youth Council since February 2017. In the exhibition, Indi provides a younger generations viewpoint

Kylie Clarke (Mutti Mutti/Boon Wurrung/Nukunu/Kokatha/Dharug) is Maree's niece. Her father, Carl Clarke, is Maree's older brother. Kylie is a young mother to her son Matari and works as a researcher in the Koorie Family History Service at the Koorie Heritage Trust. Like Indi, Kylie provides a younger generations perspective.

Shannon Faulkhead is a Koorie woman from Mildura and the Head of the First Peoples collection at Museums Victoria. Prior to her position at Museums Victoria, Shannon was a Finkel Fellow (Senior Research Fellow) with the Monash Country Lines Archive program, at Monash University, Melbourne.

In 2010, with Uncle Jim Berg (Gunditjmara), Shannon published the book Power and the Passion: Our Ancestors Return Home, a significant collection of first-hand accounts from people who were involved in the legal challenge to repatriate the Murray Black Collection of Ancestral remains from the University of Melbourne. The Ancestors were returned to Country and reburied in Kings Domain, Melbourne/Naarm in 1985.

Richard Frankland is a Gunditjmara man from southwest Victoria. He is a singer/songwriter, author and film maker. For four years Frankland was a field officer for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (1987-1991). He has also been involved in campaigns to restore Aboriginal people's rights to claim back their land, as well as Aboriginal affairs more generally. For more information about Richard, see a short biography in the document on the History page.

If you recognise anyone in these photographs, please let us know! You are welcome to either submit the form on the We need your help! page to contribute additional information or, alternatively, you can also get in touch with us using the details listed on the Contact page.