… who like most people these days, has been lucky enough to have a crack at many things in his life up until now.
He started out as an electrician and then went on to become a soldier, a sailor and then worked in the youth and community services field. He was even lucky enough to train youth workers for a short while – where the students and their own experiences did most of the actual teaching. He now works for Artsource. One thing remains constant though – he’s a proud Aussie fella of both Bardi (NW West Australian Aboriginal – a salt water peoples) and Irish descent.
He’s also a ‘newly’ (well – relatively) promoted Dad. Both he and the XO (his lovely partner) are the proud owners of 2 young lads (Alpha and Foxtrot). It’s not that unusual to trip over him out and about in WA somewhere, going about his work – supporting Aboriginal and Islander Peoples (in the bush, in rural settings and in the city) to have a crack at believing in a life, that isn’t based upon Australia’s past (and present) politics and history. This isn’t an easy thing to do.
This makes for an extremely real and interesting life; as he’s of an Aboriginal community and peoples that still practice their culture and as such, he often gets caught in that place Smack-Bang in the middle of two very different ‘worlds’.
His head hurts a lot – and he thinks far too much – hence this Blog!