Welcome to

Welcome to

My name is Emma Bamblett and I am a proud Wemba Wemba woman, raised in Echuca and living in Melbourne with my husband Ralph (Wiradjeri & Bangerang) and our five children.

I have worked at VACCA for over ten years in a range of roles but last year I worked with the Aborigines Advancement League on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Community engagement strategy returning to VACCA in June 2017 to take up the role of State-Wide Coordinator Aboriginal Cultural Planning. As part of this new role I have oversight and responsibility for the development of the Cultural Information Portal.

This responsibility and the opportunity to create the Deadly Story portal and support the connection of our children to their culture is humbling but as I reflect on the past six months and look over the content that has been developed for the portal launch I am reminded of the generosity of Aboriginal children and young people, Elders and Community members and our partner agencies and know that I am not on my own. We all recognise the significance and value of this resource.

Watch the introduction to Deadly Story

The content we developed for the launch aims to show you all the potential of Deadly Story. It is only the beginning, we will keep yarning, travelling out to Communities, visiting services and talking up our deadly culture so that our children can grow in their knowledge and be proud.

It is with enormous pride therefore that we launch, this portal is for you, your story and our story and we look forward to receiving your contributions and feedback.

Warm regards,
Emma Bamblett

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Emma Bamblett

My name is Emma Bamblett and I am a proud Wemba Wemba woman, raised in Echuca and living in Melbourne with my husband Ralph (Wiradjeri & Bangerang) and our five children.

In developing content for the launch of we would like to acknowledge:

  • The VACCA Youth Advisory Committee who named the portal and provided important ideas about the type of content that they wanted to see 
  • GunaiKurnai Elders and Community members for information, stories, contacts and ideas about future content development
  • Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Morwell, Ramahyuck and District Aboriginal Corporation, GunaiKurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board; GunaiKurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation for making time, providing space, contacts and ideas for future content
  • Georgia Mae Capochi-Hunter for the article: Self-Determination in the Indigenous Community: a youth’s perspective
  • The Victorian Foster Care Association for an article about their reconciliation journey
  • Our Partners: the Koorie Heritage Trust, SNAICC and the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.