24 Aug 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Boon Wurrung Wathaurong Elder, Uncle Jack Charles, is to be Malpa’s Inaugural Ambassador
Uncle Jack is one of Australia’s most respected and enduring actors. He is a strong role-model who believes in the importance of connection to culture and he wants stories of resistance and hope to be known in mainstream Australia. Uncle Jack recorded a Welcome and Graduation message explaining the significance and context of Indigenous healers to all the Young Doctors. He recently presented certificates and beanies to graduating Bubup Doctors in Melbourne with the mischievous commissioning message “Cop that” for all the kids. He co-founded Australia’s first Indigenous theatre group, Nindethana, in 1971 and has appeared in theatre and film across the country.