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Hosted by Mundanara Bayles who was born and raised in Redfern (Sydney) Australia and currently lives in Queensland. The Black Magic Woman Podcast is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly First Nations people from Australia and around the world sharing their stories about their journey to highlight the diversity amongst First Nations peoples and the resilience of her people. She hopes these stories inspire her listeners and also create a better understanding of what First Nations Peoples culture and history.
Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do. Mundanara makes people feel relaxed and comfortable as if they were sitting around the kitchen table just having a yarn. It’s the way First Nations people have been building relationships and getting to know each other for tens of thousands of years. She draws from a long family history in the media industry and has grown up in culturally strong, politically active family who have been at the forefront of the Aboriginal Rights movement since the 1960’s.
Mundanara sees this platform as an opportunity to share her cultural knowledge and insights to her audience in a non confrontational way that brings people along with her to create change for a better Australia. To connect more with Mundanara check out the work she does with her elders at www.theblackcard.com.au.
If you'd like to support the show by making a financial contribution, visit https://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman. Any help is appreciated and goes a long way. I encourage to get behind any First Nations media, contribute, share and be apart of positive change that Australia needs.
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Black Magic Woman Mundanara Bayles

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Hosted by Mundanara Bayles who was born and raised in Redfern (Sydney) Australia and currently lives in Queensland. The Black Magic Woman Podcast is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly First Nations people from Australia and around the world sharing their stories about their journey to highlight the diversity amongst First Nations peoples and the resilience of her people. She hopes these stories inspire her listeners and also create a better understanding of what First Nations Peoples culture and history.
Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do. Mundanara makes people feel relaxed and comfortable as if they were sitting around the kitchen table just having a yarn. It’s the way First Nations people have been building relationships and getting to know each other for tens of thousands of years. She draws from a long family history in the media industry and has grown up in culturally strong, politically active family who have been at the forefront of the Aboriginal Rights movement since the 1960’s.
Mundanara sees this platform as an opportunity to share her cultural knowledge and insights to her audience in a non confrontational way that brings people along with her to create change for a better Australia. To connect more with Mundanara check out the work she does with her elders at www.theblackcard.com.au.
If you'd like to support the show by making a financial contribution, visit https://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman. Any help is appreciated and goes a long way. I encourage to get behind any First Nations media, contribute, share and be apart of positive change that Australia needs.
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    Corey Tutt

    Corey Tutt

    On episode 70 of the podcast I yarn with Corey Tutt. Corey is a Kamilaroi man from Nowra on the New South Wales south coast. As a kid, he dreamed of becoming a zookeeper and in high school he developed a love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. But unlike the arts and sport, he found there was little encouragement for Aboriginal people to pursue careers in STEM. 
    In 2018, while working as a research assistant for the University of Sydney, Corey founded DeadlyScience, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide science books and telescopes to remote schools in Australia and connects young Indigenous people with mentors to encourage their participation in STEM subjects. In 2020, Corey was named the NSW Young Australian of the Year, and a Human Rights Hero by the Australian Human Rights Commission. 
    He continues to work tirelessly to send STEM resources to Indigenous communities and show First Nations kids that STEM is for them. The organisation has even attracted international attention, with Corey presenting at Harvard and Oxford universities.
    We yarn about all of his deadly achievements and contributions to helping Indigenous children and communities in Australia. A really inspirational yarn!
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 

    www.deadlyscience.org.auOrder now - our new book series via https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/product/australian-geographic-deadly-science-wild-weather/Out October the 13th The First Scientists Children's book https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/the-first-scientists-by-corey-tutt/9781741177527
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
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    • 55 min
    IBA Partnership Series - Melissa Greenwood & Lauren Jarrett

    IBA Partnership Series - Melissa Greenwood & Lauren Jarrett

    This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. Episode 69 of the podcast is the 5th instalment of the Indigenous Business Australia series and it’s an absolute pleasure to yarn with mother and daughter duo, Lauren Jarrett and Melissa Greenwood. Melissa and Lauren hail from the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, and Bundjalung tribes of Australia’s East Coast and are the founders of the Australian art business Miimi & Jiinda. 
    Miimi & Jiinda's aim is to create beautiful, unique artworks that connect with the world. They are passionate about painting pieces that reflect their own personal stories and unique journeys as Indigenous women. Their creations endeavour to uplift and inspire our senses, spark conversations, and bring light to important issues. For both mother and daughter, their art has been a powerful medium for healing intergenerational trauma.
    As proud Gumbaynggirr custodians, Lauren and Melissa love to share their interpretations of Country, which spring from their own personal cultural identities as Aboriginal women. During our amazing yarn, we find out how the IBA Accelerator program helped take Miimi & Jiinda to the next level and some of their valuable takeaways of completing the program. A great insight to their business and personal lives.
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    https://miimiandjiinda.com
    https://iba.gov.au 
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
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    • 41 min
    Nathan Martin - CEO Yalagan Group

    Nathan Martin - CEO Yalagan Group

    On Episode 68 of the podcast I yarn with Yuin man Nathan Martin.
    Nathan’s story simply put is one of a kind – enduring challenges in his life that would deter many in the pursuit of their dreams, his individual determination and values are what make up the very foundation of is company, Yalagan Group.
    Yalagan – a word from the Yuin nation meaning ‘hard working’ or ‘smart-fellow’ began as a personnel hire and recruitment company, after Nathan saw first-hand the lack of representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the construction projects he worked on in Sydney.
    Nathan’s vision for the business was to create opportunity for those who
    might not find it elsewhere – those, who like himself, were coming out of prison or who had experienced periods of long-term unemployment.
    In May of 2021 Nathan was announced the winner of Supply Nations Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year at this years Supplier Diversity Awards. A role model for his community and an advocate for Indigenous rights, Nathan inspires many with what he does. Our deadly yarn definitely inspired me and it was an absolute honour to have Nathan on the podcast.
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    https://yalagangroup.com
    Yalagan Group: Facebook - @yalagangroup
    Yalagan Group: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/22338961/admin/ 
    Yalagan Registered Training (YRT): Facebook - @yalaganregisteredtraining
    Yalagan Registered Training (YRT): LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/69496028/admin/
    https://supplynation.org.au

    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
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    • 52 min
    Lynda Maybanks - Managing Director Wirrinyah Conservation Services

    Lynda Maybanks - Managing Director Wirrinyah Conservation Services

    This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future.
    On episode 67 of the podcast, I interview my fourth guest of the IBA partnership series.  I yarn with proud Yugara woman Lynda Maybanks, from Ipswich. Lynda is passionate about improving social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through reviving Yugara culture and restoring Yugara country with her business, Wirrinyah Conservation Services.  
     
    “Wirrinyah” means coming back in Yugara language. It represents the ongoing revival of Yugara ways of caring for country. Wirrinyah focuses on working with businesses, Government and landowners in Southeast Queensland to restore our natural areas, conserve our native species and protect Aboriginal cultural heritage sites for the enjoyment of all Australians. 
     
    Lynda believes that current conservation efforts can benefit from traditional knowledge by having people with connection to country involved in projects. “I believe that business ownership can enable self-determination and improve social and economic outcomes for our people. My business Wirrinyah Pty Ltd brings all of these beliefs together.”  
     
    We find out how Wirrinyah Conservation Services came about, what role IBA played in that and how IBA supported Lynda on her business journey. A really good listen that ties in perfectly with our 2021 NAIDOC theme ‘Heal Country’. Episode 67 drops tomorrow! 
    Recommendations throughout this episode:  
    http://www.wirrinyah.com.au
    https://iba.gov.au/
     
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au 
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast 
     
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do. 
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au 
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    • 38 min
    Shantelle Thompson - The Barkindji Warrior

    Shantelle Thompson - The Barkindji Warrior

    On episode 66 of the podcast I yarn with Shantelle Thompson. Shantelle is a proud Barkindji/Ngyampaa/European woman who is a mother of 3, an athlete, world champion, storyteller, educator, social entrepreneur, mentor, role model and social justice advocate. 
    Overcoming abuse, disadvantage and bullying, Shantelle has fought to change her path and challenge the stereotypes and boundaries she faced as an Aboriginal girl from the small country town of Dareton, New South Wales.
    After developing severe post-natal depression following the birth of her twins, Shantelle began Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in 2011 as a form of physical therapy to help treat her depression and fight her way back. After 6 months of training Shantelle competed in the South Australian state titles, winning 2 titles in her first competition. In 2012 she won her first national title and, from this, the dream of becoming a world champion was born.
    We yarn about her many achievements and amazing stories of strength and resilience that I’m sure will inspire you as it has me. A truly deadly yarn not to be missed.
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    https://www.naidoc.org.au/awards/winner-profiles/shantelle-thompson
    https://www.gg.gov.au/australian-honours-and-awardsorder-australiarecipient-profiles/shantelle-thompson-oam
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/shantelle-thompson-oam-615631a1/#
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
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    • 51 min
    IBA Partnership series - Isaac Harrison

    IBA Partnership series - Isaac Harrison

    This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future.
    On episode 65 of the podcast I interview my third guest of the IBA partnership series. I yarn with Kabi Kabi and Birri man Isaac Harrison, an Indigenous Entrepreneur with a background in renewables and marketing. Since founding and successfully exiting Bunjil Energy in Melbourne, he now resides on his Grandfathers land here on Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi country, QLD. 
    Isaac now spends his time consulting to other businesses and occasionally dropping an episode here and there on his podcast Deadly Discussions. In addition to this Isaac plays Yidaki for a house band called Rivertribe. You can find the podcast and the band on Spotify.
    With business interests all up the East Coast, Isaac is always on the move. When not busy working, he spends his time with his wife, and two children and their pugalier. Isaac tells us about his experience attending the inaugural IBA Futures Forum and his 50 year vision for the Indigenous business sector. A really interesting yarn!
    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    https://deadlydiscussionspodcast.com
    http://bunjilenergy.com.au
    Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.au
    Follow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcast
    The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Scibidoo ,

A good yarn

Love listening on my morning walk! #dharawalcountry

Brookie_ever ,

One of the best podcasts in Australia!

I’m so thrilled to have found Mundara’s podcast. Each episode is a lesson in our shared history and my true understanding of contemporary Aboriginal culture is growing. Thank you!

#Deno ,

True educational story telling

Just caught today’s yarn with Witiyana Marika. What an amazing man with an incredible life story. Well my day’s
planned tomorrow going to watch High Ground.. thanks for a great episode Mundanara.

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