Photoblog: Hidden Stories


By Stephanie Eslake and Ruth Dawkins


You may have noticed our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages in full swing last night! We wanted to share our Hidden Stories with you in light of Indigenous Literacy Day.

The event packed out the Moonah Arts Centre with Tasmania’s Indigenous leaders and an engaged and inspired audience. We were all there to support, respect, and learn with some incredible guests giving talks under the theme “Broadening the conversation”.

So before we continue the celebrations at the venue this Sunday from 1-5pm, why not sit down with a cup of tea and relive the fabulous night that was? You may even spot yourself in this photoblog!

A special thanks to our presenters Clair Andersen, Madelena, Theresa Sainty, Greg Lehman, Jim Everett, Troy Melville, Dr Margaret Bromley, and Maggie Walter for giving us a meaningful and inspiring evening.

The following pictures are by Ruth Dawkins. Did you spot her with her camera?


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The first Hidden Stories audience members begin to arrive. Danielle and our interns Zoe and Arianne greet them at the door.


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The bar ready and waiting (these glasses weren’t empty for long!).


The talented Madelena welcomes us in with song.


Madelena singing to a full house.


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Clair Andersen opens with a talk before inviting Theresa Sainty, and soon Greg Lehman, to the stage.


Theresa Sainty.


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Greg Lehman responds to important questions from the audience.


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Break time!


Stephanie from our communications team looking intense as she rolls out live snapshots of the night:

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Having fun! Danielle, Arianne, and Zoe working hard – but enjoying the occasion.


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Back into things as Dr Margaret Bromley takes to the stage with Maggie Walter. So much knowledge and wisdom fills the room.


Troy Melville takes a break from filming as he talks with Jim Everett about collaboration.
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Troy and Jim


We look forward to experiencing more with you on Sunday from 1-5pm as Hidden Stories continues!