Territory Stories

Win Thomas and Kyanne Parry

Details:

Title
Win Thomas and Kyanne Parry
Other title
Darren Clark
Photographer
Clark, Darren
Photo number
PH0875/0021
Collection
Darren Clark Collection.; PictureNT; PictureNT
Date
2010-06-17
Location
Woodycupaldiya
Description
In 2001 St Michael’s Primary School was opened as a bare tin shed with a concrete floor; no fan’s to cool the air, no computers, and spider webs hanging from the ceiling. In this image of St Michael’s classroom in 2010 you can see what has been transformed into a colourful and positive learning environment that Win Thomas has created for the students of Wudikapildiyerr. (Woodycupaldiya) Towards the back of the classroom are the first and second year students, whilst at the front of the room, the third, fourth and fifth year pupils’ work in small separate groups. The woman on the left of the image is Patricia Parry, a local resident of the community who is employed to assist the younger students. In spite of the very real barriers that continue to exist between Indigenous Australians and the education system, many Indigenous parents value formal education because it gives them the hope that their children will experience a more positive future.
Subject
Aboriginal peoples (Australians); students
Digital format
300dpi ; 36.16Mb.
Format
1 photograph : digital, col.
File type
image/tiff.
Use
Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
Copyright owner
Library & Archives NT
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Parent handle
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/226797
Citation address
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/678192

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