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Chern'ee SuttonChern'ee Sutton

Chern'ee Sutton is a proud Kalkadoon woman. Chern'ee is a 16 year old contemporary Indigenous artist with 2 major works on display at Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane.

Walter PoolWalter Pool

Walter spends his days helping his community members get back on the road. After completing his qualification locally in Doomadgee, Walter has a new career as a mechanic.

Sarah WapauAunty Sarah Wapau

Aunty Sarah is a Kauralag Ipilgal women on her father's side, and Merriam from Peibri and Comet clans on her mother's side. Aunty Sarah's passion it to share her culture with all ages through storytelling, teaching traditional dancing, weaving and cooking.

The deadly stories campaign celebrates the many achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities across Queensland. Promotional activities, regional events and our deadly stories gallery provide an opportunity to share challenges and triumphs, and salute the everyday success stories of Indigenous Queenslanders.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned the photographs on this website may contain images of deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress.

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Visit the deadly stories gallery to share your story or read stories from community members.

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Featured video

Mr Deeral was Queensland's first Indigenous Member of Parliament. You can watch a 10 minute documentary about Eric Deeral.

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For more information or to provide feedback on the deadly stories campaign please contact us at:

Communication Services
Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs


Phone: 13 QGOV (13 7468)