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Rhianna Patrick interviewed by Jackie Huggins and Peter Read in 1999 for the Seven years on - continuing life histories of Aboriginal leaders oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2847840
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Patrick, Rhianna (Rhianna Belinda), 1977-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 130 min.) 
Series

Seven years on - continuing life histories of Aboriginal leaders oral history project.

Summary

Patrick, student journalist and radio announcer, talks about her upbringing at Weipa, Gulf of Carpentaria, north Queensland; her Torres Strait Islander father, who worked for Comalco, and her non-indigenous Australian mother, who was a school teacher; the family's move to Brisbane at the end of 1987; the completion of her primary schooling at Inala; her attendance at a Catholic girls' college at Indooroopilly; her involvement in choral singing, debating and sport; her admission to the University of Queensland to study journalism; her thoughts about the course and the different prospects in journalism; her work as breakfast announcer on the indigenous radio station Triple A; her interest in women's rugby; and her wishes for the future, particularly in regard to her career in radio.

Biography/History

Rhianna Belinda Assau Patrick was born at Brisbane on 10 March 1977 but spent most of her first ten years at Weipa, Gulf of Carpentaria, north Queensland. Her father's family were from the Murray-Darnley Islands in the Torres Strait and her mother is a non-Indigenous Australian of Irish ancestry. Rhianna attended five years of primary school at Weipa North and then attended Inala primary school after the family moved to Brisbane. Her secondary schooling was completed at the Catholic Brigidine college at Indooroopilly. In Year 11, she was president of Interact, a Rotary youth group. Pursuing her interests in non-print journalism, in 1994, she did work experience as a Year 12 student in the TV news department of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Brisbane. At the time of interview, she was completing a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in journalism, at the University of Queensland and was also breakfast announcer on Brisbane's Indigenous radio station, Triple A.

Notes

Preservation and user cassette copies made.

Recorded on Mar. 23, 1999 in Durack, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 93 leaves) 
Subjects Patrick, Rhianna (Rhianna Belinda), 1977- -- Interviews.  |  Triple A (Radio station)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Interviews.  |  Radio journalism -- Queensland.  |  Journalists -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Students -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Radio broadcasters -- Queensland -- Interviews.
Occupation Journalists.  |  Radio presenters.
Other authors/contributors Read, Peter, 1945-, Interviewer  |  Huggins, Jackie, 1956-, Interviewer

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