Wednesday 13 July 2016

Ron Murray

On Wednesday 13 July, Ron Murray visited the School and performed for students from the Primary and Senior Years.

Ron Murray is a much loved and highly respected Victorian Indigenous educator, storyteller and musician. He has an international reputation as a didgeridoo soloist, having performed all over the world including the School’s own Centenary Gala in 2015.

Ron spoke to both the Primary and Secondary students. Whilst the two presentations were different and tailored to differing age groups, they had similarities such as a strong message of acceptance of all people and the need to become one people.

He also spoke of the history of his people and wove his message throughout the presentation amongst story-telling and music which made for a gentle and entertaining delivery. He encouraged the audience to also think of their own stories too.

Ron grew up in Muthi Muthi country (near Balranald NSW), with his mother, father and six sisters at a time when many Indigenous children were being removed. As well as presenting, Ron has been employed by Victoria Police, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Diversity@Work. He also runs a cultural healing program for Indigenous young offenders in Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre.

The School was delighted to have such a wonderful speaker as Ron Murray on campus and students were moved and inspired by his story.