Judy Chester and Janny Ely (Smith)

Judy Chester and Janny Ely (Smith) leave Wellington because their mother has a serious illness. They settle in Redfern and then later move to Green Valley in the southwest. They work with Gandangara people from the south-western areas of Sydney including Auntie Robyn Williams whose grandmother is able to pass on directly the stories for the land around what is now Liverpool and Camden. A number of Aboriginal women’s support networks for childcare are established at this time such as the St John’s Park Aboriginal Women’s group. VIDEOS by Judy Chester and Janny Ely