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Health

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]When Australia’s First Nations peoples lived on their Lands there were very few signs of the major health problems we suffer with today.

Diabetes, kidney disease, alcohol and tobacco have taken their toll and heart disease among our First Nations people is at record levels.

The average age of death for First Nations males is approximately 56 years. Female’s fare slightly better at about 63 years, an average well below the statistics for non-First Nations people by about 20 years.

Where possible the Wayne Weaver Foundation assists in these matters.

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Wayne Weaver Foundation T-Shirt Range

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]When Mark Flewell-Smith came up with a trilogy of designs and donated them to the Wayne Weaver Foundation we just knew they needed to be out there.

Wayne has the modelling look for this first of the designs ‘White Man’ from the words and sentiment of iconic Australian band Goanna.

Goanna’s anthem Solid Rock has the words: “They were standin’ on the shore one day, Saw the white sails in the sun … wasn’t long before they felt the sting, white man, white law, white gun”

You can purchase the ‘White Man’ T-Shirt right now for just $49 plus p+p.

Order by phoning +61 7 3705 5742 or by email info.wayneweaverfoundation@gmail.com
Profits from the sale of T-Shirts help the Foundation to continue its work to transport Indigenous prisoners to the funerals of their loved ones.

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The Wayne Weaver Foundation Inaugural Art Auction Night

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The Wayne Weaver Foundation champions the successful transition & reintegration of recently incarcerated First Nations people to community.

Join us for an evening of entertainment and fine dining as we celebrate the success of the foundation and its achievements. Sponsored by QPAC as a part of the Clancestry Program and hosted by Birrunga Gallery & Dining, The Wayne Weaver Fundraising dinner aims to raise much needed funds to support the organisation in its future endeavours. Guests will be greeted with bubbles on arrival and a delicious three-course dinner, with matched wines, live entertainmentby a very well know First Nations Songwoman and a very special in-conversation with dear friend of the foundation Uncle Jack Charles.

And . . . an amazing art auction with works donated by the likes of Blak Douglas, Jandamarra Cadd, Chern’ee Sutton, Otis Hope Carey, Nathan Patterson, Birrunga Wiradyuri, Josh Lord, Clint Steele, Ben Ely and a special item donated by award winning, veteran musician and herb connoisseur Steve Kilbey. With some works valued around the $20k, guests stand to capture extremely collectable works and give to an amazing cause in the one breath.

Get Tickets

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SONGLINES

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Songlines

This unique original cultural masterpiece, was offered to the Foundation by the artists … five prisoners from five Aboriginal language groups. It was produced for Family Day during NAIDOC Week in 2015 before being offered to the Foundation as a fundraiser.

Songlines was offered in a limited ticket raffle which was drawn in November 2019.

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History

Songlines was collectively created by five First Nations Men serving prison sentences at the Queensland Correctional Centre at Gatton for NAIDOC day celebrations in 2015.

‘Songlines’ was gifted to the Foundation by the artists for the express purpose of raising money for the Wayne Weaver Foundation.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Meaning and understanding

‘Songlines’ is a study in one major work which shares totems and spirituality, joins hearts and minds and is sharing one dream to support community in Sorry Business and Grieving.

Discover the full story of ‘Songlines’ and the cultural backgrounds of the artists and the work here[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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