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13 April 2015 Katherine Smyrk


'Survivors', a project celebrating the Wiradjuri people of the small NSW town of Wellington, may be the first step towards righting some historical wrongs. Asher Milgate set out to talk to 18 elders and elders-in-waiting, and to bring their stories to the wider communtiy.

One of those people was Paul West, a local man who shared some of his memories of growing up as a young indigenous man in Wellington. Listen to an extract of his story here. 


The full story about the 'Survivors' project is in Ed#482 of The Big Issue.

Photograph and audio by Asher Milgate. Find out more at survivors.net.au