Jesse Williams – childhood memories

Jesse Williams speaks about the meeting of her parents and the initiation of her father into the Gumbaynggirr tribe.

She talks about the fear her parents, and other family, had of having their children taken away and recalls a time where she hid in the bushes to avoid being taken. Jesse also tells us of her communication with her Uncle’s spirit and being given healing abilities by him.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this story may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

Footage from the film Stories from the Bagga Bagga. Contributed by Gary Cattanach from Nambucca Heads High School published in 2016.