Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan Blog News & Updates from the field
Dec 14 2015


Anthony began as Manager, Education Programs, earlier this year. He came to Wunan with a wealth of experience after 25 years working in prisoner education in New South Wales.

As part of his role within the prison system, Anthony spent 13 years working with inmates at the notorious Long Bay Gaol.

“I worked closely with some very violent and dangerous men, but within most of them there were some elements of humanity. To be able to engage them in learning, I had to connect with that humanity,” he recalls.

Anthony says he was keen to come and work with Wunan because he believes strongly in Aboriginal people determining their own futures and having the capacity and power to achieve this.

“Wunan has a visionary leader in Ian Trust and a clearly defined mission and set of priorities. I enjoy working with such a committed team, who all share his vision,” he says.

“My job allows me to manage a number of programs that provide real opportunities to engage young Indigenous people and their families in education, which can open up a world of possibilities to them.”

“I believe passionately in the power of education to transform lives. Wunan plays an important role in developing the next generation of Indigenous leaders through its Kimberley Education Excellence Program and it’s exciting to be involved in such important work.”

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One Comment

  1. Maria Dowsing
    Jun 14, 2016

    Hi Fearless leader,

    I didn’t recognise you in your flanno and moleskin pants!! Where’s the Armani… You look well and most of all happy. I heard through the grapevine that you won an award so I googled you. Well done. No doubt you’ve heard of the rubbish that is going on in NSW and education? All I can say is, good on you for leaving when you did.

    Again, you look happy.. Still stylish though.


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