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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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman

Black Magic Woman Mundanara Bayles

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    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman

    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

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman.

     
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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

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman.

     
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    • 54 min
    George Newhouse - Director at The National Justice Project

    George Newhouse - Director at The National Justice Project

    On episode 64 of the podcast I interview George Newhouse. George is a non-Indigenous man originally from Yuggera country, who is the principal solicitor of the National Justice Project and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Macquarie University. He is well known for his extensive work in fighting for justice for the mentally ill, LGBTI Australians, immigrants, prisoners, asylum seekers, youth detainees, and First Nations people.


    George co-founded the National Justice Project in 2016 with Dan Mori and Duncan Fine. As the principal solicitor of the Project his work involves using the law in ways that support and advance social justice and human rights in Australia. It does this by supporting those who are least able to access justice and whose cases can advance human rights within Australia and the Pacific region. In addition the National Justice Project has taken on a number of research, education, advocacy and reform projects such as the Aboriginal Health Project.


    George is a leading voice on social justice issues in the public sphere. We had quite an in-depth yarn regarding a number of issues and injustices that First Nations people have faced over the years and still face today including cases that he has worked on at the National Justice Project. 


    Recommendations throughout this episode: 
    https://justice.org.au/george-newhouse/


    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

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman.

     
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    • 55 min
    IBA Partnership Series - Simon Thornalley

    IBA Partnership Series - Simon Thornalley

    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 63 I yarn with my second guest of the IBA partnership series, Simon Thornalley. Simon is from the Torres Strait and is the founder/operator of Saltwater Eco Tours, a sailing tours business operating on the waters of the Mooloolah river on the Sunshine Coast.


    Launched in 2020, Saltwater eco tours is a unique and authentic experience on board a historical timber sailing vessel, in the traditional waters of the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people. 


    Simon was introduced to his sailing lifestyle at a young age by his parents who were world class sailors and environmentalists themselves. He used his knowledge and passion to create a vision that was to establish an eco-tourism sailing experience that would inspire a deeper connection to Indigenous culture and the ocean. 


    We yarn about his business journey so far and the support IBA have provided him along the way. A deadly yarn! A must listen for mob thinking of starting in business. A truly great insight into what IBA can offer you in terms of business support.  


    Recommendations throughout this episode: 


    Indigenous Business Australia - https://iba.gov.au
    Saltwater Eco Tours - https://www.saltwaterecotours.com.au


    Webiste: 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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    • 42 min
    Uncle David Bell

    Uncle David Bell

    On episode 62 I yarn with my deadly Uncle and Wiradjuri elder, Uncle David Bell. Uncle Dave is the founder of Young Spirit Mentoring Program, a powerful multicultural on-the-ground fitness and empowerment program focusing on youth, community and creating a positive change for the future. 


    The program is now operating in its 20th year and with the help of his incredible volunteers and mentors, Uncle Dave’s mission in life is to build positive pathways for the youth in the Campbelltown community. The Young Spirits program has NEVER received any government funding over the years which in reality, is making everyday tasks a massive challenge. His program delivers deadly outcomes week in week out and it’s appalling to see that our young people have never received one single cent, to help them make the positive changes that they so desperately need, in their lives. 


    We yarn about this and his program in the interview along with so many other things, including stories of his childhood, elders that inspired him along the way and even how he met my father at Radio Redfern in the 70’s! Such a deadly yarn! I hope his story touches your heart like it has mine.


    Recommendations throughout this episode:


    If you’d like to donate to The Young Spirits Mentoring Program, donations can be sent directly to the following address:


    28 Bonnyrigg Avenue, Bonnyrigg NSW. 


    They are in need of Jnr size boxing gloves and a bluetooth portable speaker.


    Alternatively you can donate money direct to this account:


    Westpac Bank 
    BSB: 732072
    Account number: 552297


    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

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/black-magic-woman.

     
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 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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