Live and deadly: 20 years of the Gadigal Information Service

Trevor Dodds, presenter of Koori Radio 93.7FM (photograph courtesy Gadigal Information Service Archive)

For 20 years Gadigal Information Service (incorporating Koori Radio 93.7FM) has been broadcasting the news and views of Aboriginal Australia from its home in Redfern. From Keating’s Redfern Speech to The Apology; from the Redfern riots to Mabo’s victory and the ongoing life of The Block, all the iconic moments have been captured from the streets. Black voices and song, continue to ring out across Australia. Join Gadigal Information Service and Carriageworks as we celebrate 20 years of this ground breaking community organisation in an exhibition that combines personal archives, film works, radio recordings and photography.

Films: 2 Live 2 Deadly, Message Sticks (2009). Courtesy of ABC

88.9 Radio Redfern (1988). Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Forums at Carriageworks

4 July 2013, 4.30pm – The Foundations of Koori Radio, hosted by Nancia Guivarra with Trevor Dodds, Mary Mumbulla and Phillipa McDermott.

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25 July 2013, 4.30pm – The Digital Future: Kooris in Space, a lively discussion on the radical ambitions of Aboriginal community broadcasting, hosted by ABC Awaye’s Daniel Browning.

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