Yarraka Bayles - Facilitator

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Yarraka descends from the Wonnarua and Bundjalung nations of NSW on her mother’s side and the Birri Gubba and Gungalu nations of QLD on her fathers side.

She was born on Gadigal country in Sydney and grew up in Redfern in the 80’s then moved to Brisbane in the early 90’s where she now resides with her 3 children and grand daughter who were all born on Yuggera country in South Brisbane.

Yarraka has over 20 years experience working in both Indigenous and non Indigenous organisations throughout NSW and QLD and has won awards for her art and media achievements.

With an immense passion for education, Yarraka enjoys working with children and imparting knowledge on to the next generation, having worked for Brisbane Catholic Education and delivering cultural workshops at numerous schools and child care centres around South East Queensland.

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