This project was funded by the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Archival research supported by:

With assistance from:

...and everyone who contributed to crowdfunding campaigns over the many years.

Photographic Contributors

  • Jagath Dheerasekara
  • Rusty Stewart
  • National Libraries of Australia (TROVE)
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Central Land Council
  • Lara Damiani
  • Richard Moyle

Video Contributors

  • Lara Damiani
  • Aerial vision by David McMeekin courtesy ABC Remote Communities Project
  • Ellie Gilbert – Enlightening Productions
  • Desert Pea Media
  • Danny Teece Johnson
  • Arpurrurlum Band

A big thanks to...

  • Lily Morton, Banjo’s children Graham, Larkin, Joe, Jesse and Julieanne and all their families
  • Richard Downs
  • The Ampilatwatja Community
  • Caroline Hunter
  • Artists of Ampilatwatja
  • NT Archives
  • Deidre Pyle and Denise Backhouse (daughters of Jack Mahony)
  • Chris Kimball, ABC
  • David Moore
  • Richard Moyle
  • Lance Reilly

The Team

Creative / Producer: Think Films (Lara Damiani)

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Writers / Researchers: Word Ninjas (Pete Monaghan and Ruth Estelle)

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Design and Development: Jed Lehmann

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Educational Resources: Simone Di Sisto

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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