PC17 Week 3 - Uncle Richard Media gallery

Kinchela Boys Home Survivor

Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) Survivor, Uncle Richard.

Credit: Kerryn Benbow

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Working on his painting of the Good Samaritan

Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) Survivor, Uncle Richard working on his painting of the Good Samaritan at his art studio in Kempsey. Uncle Richard says “With the Good Samaritan, I believe a lot of indigenous people, over the years, during traditional times, helped a lot of people, helped a lot of non-indigenous people”.

Credit: Nicole Clements

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Healing art

Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) Survivor, Uncle Richard working on his painting of the Good Samaritan. Uncle Richard’s artwork was used for World Youth Day in 2008 and two of his works were shown during the canonisation ceremony for Saint Mary MacKillop at the Vatican in Rome in 2010.

Credit: Nicole Clements

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Uncle Richard

Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) Survivor, Uncle Richard.

Credit: Nicole Clements

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The tree near the site of Kinchela Boys Home

Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) Survivor, Uncle Richard at the tree near the site of KBH in Kempsey. The tree was a place of punishment and horror for the boys who were aged from 5 to 15.

Credit: Kerryn Benbow

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Uncle Richard at South West Rocks

Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) Survivor, Uncle Richard at South West Rocks. Uncle Richard was stripped of his identity at KBH, being reduced to “Number 29”.

Credit: Nicole Clements

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Supporting each other

Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) Survivors at the tree, near the site of KBH in Kempsey.

Credit: Peter Solness

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Traditonal smoking ceremony

Traditional smoking ceremony performed at a Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) gathering of KBH survivors and their families in Kempsey, NSW.

Credit: Nicole Clements

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