off topic. Carlton football Club contacts for dying Aboriginal elder

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Subject: off topic. Carlton football Club contacts for dying Aboriginal elder
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:39:11 +0930
Morning all

Some of you may remember my writing over the years about my Aboriginal 
relatives - Rev. P. Nganjmirra and his wife, Stephanie Thompson, a Larrakia 
elder - I helped them start a little tourism project (the Baby Dreaming 
Project) in western Arnhem Land.  They recognised the importance of 
birdwatching, and with other elders throughout the area decided to set aside 
their best hunting billabong for birders.

Rev. Nganjmirra died a few years ago.  But by then we knew that the writing was 
on the wall for Stephanie - she has the neurodegenerative Machado-Joseph 
disease.  Stephanie is in the final stages of the disease, and her last wish is 
to see Carlton play in Melbourne.  She will be coming down with her sister, 
Una, and two carers.

 Does anyone on this list have any Carlton contacts?  It would be simply 
wonderful if she could meet with some of her heroes.


Denise Lawungkurr  Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841

PhD candidate, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Founding Member: Australian Federation of Graduate Women Northern Territory
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