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Bronze 2019 People / Family

Aurukun - Generations

  • Photographer
    Brian Cassey
  • Prize
    Bronze in People / Family

Aurukun Wik elders Silas (90) and Rebecca Wolmby (83) with their great grand children - Shalona and Keola - outside their house in the Cape York Peninsula indigenous community. Over the years I have had the pleasure of making pics of Silas and Rebecca on several occasions … stories about Aurukun’s troubled times … alcohol abuse (and the Tavern which was closed in 2008), youth suicide, sexual violence, school truancy, law enforcement and other pressing social issues … and the good times including the day the township celebrated their successful Native Title claim. Silas and Rebecca have always

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