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Goonellabah Public School and the story of Queabaum

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Queabaum was a local Bundjalung man who formed a strong bond with coloniser William Wilson when the whites came to the Bundjalung area in order to keep peace between the two cultures.

Screen grab from the Goonellabah Public School video.

The students wanted to tell the story and portray to their audience and wider community the positive impact this relationship has had on their lives in Goonellabah today.

One Vision Productions (OVP) works with a diverse network of industry professionals, from their crew on the ground, workshop facilitators, musical mentors and artists, to their board members and team at head quarters.

Ella King from OVP says the group is unbelievably proud to release a powerful song written by the young people from Goonellabah Public School called Untold Stories.

‘It was once again a great pleasure to work on a Music for Change project with the students at Goonellabah Public School. It was a proud moment for the students to learn something new and powerful about the history of their culture.

‘We are so proud of this group of young people who grew hugely in confidence,’ said Ms King. ‘They took ownership of their project and created a supportive environment that allowed everyone the opportunity to grow and express in any way they wanted’.

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    • “The students wanted to tell the story……..”
      Well done to Ella King and OVP for making this film. It reminds me of one of my favourite quotes shared at landamarkworldwide.com’s Young Person’s Forum introduction.

      Notes On An Unhurried Journey

      When we adults think of children, there is a simple truth which we ignore; childhood is not preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn’t getting ready to live; a child is living. The child is constantly confronted with the nagging question: “What are you going to be?” Courageous would be the youngster who, looking the adult squarely in the face, would say, “I’m not going to be anything; I already am.” Professor T. Ripaldi.

      Now that the story is told, it is all about PASSING IT ON! You’re It!

  1. Fabulous & uplifting.
    Congrats to all the kids and adults involved.
    Looked like hard work & fun too, & teaches us all to respect the Bungalung people of this area.
    Fabulous scenery, come & visit!
    I’m glad to live in Goonellabah.


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