IN OUR OWN RIGHT: Black Australian Nurses’ and Midwives Stories - 2022 National Exhibition
A series of video installations commissioned by The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.
Published in 2005, In Our Own Right: Black Australian Nurses’ Stories provides a powerful catalyst for questioning and calling into question the taken-for-granted humanity of us all. Told with incredible dignity and humility, each of the individual and deeply personal stories recounted is a powerful testimony to the gross inhumanity and brutal capacity within Australian society.
“In Our Own Right: Black Australian Nurses’ Stories was distributed to every Contemporary Nurse subscriber in August 2005. Acknowledgement and gratitude is due to all the Indigenous nurses who submitted their stories to make this publication a reality. To all those who were approached and did not submit their stories, thank you for considering doing so. We all appreciate your contribution to Indigenous nursing and health care.
- Sally S. Goold OAM CATSIN, June 2005
CATSINaM would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the many lands of which we live and work, for their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them, and to their Elders past and present.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this work contains the names and images of deceased persons.
Jean Lewis, Garawa
Jayvina Raggett, Gudanjii and Garrwa
Dora Raggett, Gudanjii and Garrwa
Angeline Penrith, Wiradjuri and Yuin Nation
Brittanie Shipway, Gumb ayanggirr Mob
Aba Nero, Meriam, Erumbam Le and Kannju women from Kannju tribes
Tysan Towney, Wiradjuri and Gumbaynggirr
Siobhan Francis & Charlotte Francis
Co-Director: Nicole Hutton, Garawa
Co-Director: Kerinne Jenkins
Producer: Georgia Moraitis
DOP: Gregoire Liere
Production & Costume Design: Ella Butler
Editor: Kelly Cameron
Composer: Declan Harsent
Colourist: Alina Birmingham
Production Manager: Kristen Settinelli
3rd AD: Elizabeth Haines, Kamilaroi & Wakka Wakka
1st AC/Data Wrangler: Gary Morris
Gaffer: Mat Wilson
Grip: Kris Wallis
Best Boy: Josh Royce
Hair & Make Up: Amelia Fell
Production Assistant: Miah Kennett
Associate Costume Designer: Blake Headley
On Set Art Director: Hayden Relf
Model Maker: Madeleine Cooper
Costume Standby: Elle Fitzgerald
Art Department Assistant: Tanieka Haines, Kamilaroi and Wakka Wakka
Art Department Assist: Elle Fitzgerald
Art Department Assist: Madeleine Cooper
Stills: Enzo Amato
George Coles & Sue Elphinstone, The Australian Film Television & Radio School, Stephanie Pringle – Chicken & Chips Sarah Neighbour at Panavision, Focus Film Lighting, Powerhouse Museum, Brislington Medical and Nursing Museum, Prince Henry Hospital Nursing and Medical Museum, SAH Museum, STC Props (Sydney Theatre Company), Hazel Fisher (STC Costume), Nick Day NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), Prop Co, Geoff Newey (The Look), Susan Young, Belvoir Theatre Company, Leon and Barbara Chapman, Lewis Doherty, Berthalia Selina Reuben and Lisa Campos, Aida Jenkins, Douglas Jenkins, Elliot Clifford, Luke Marsden, Alana Hicks and Jeanette Fabila.