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Uncle Wes Marne

"the animals and the birds... they can live without us but we can't live without them"

Aboriginal elder Uncle Wes reveals a life of sad, funny and inspiring stories

Uncle Wes Marne is an Indigenous elder: a Bigambul man.

He learnt the stories from his grandfather as a child in southwest Queensland.

When he was young, his family was moved to Deadbird Mission in NSW.

In 2022 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Now one of Australia’s great storytellers, he reflects on an extraordinary life.


Age in Video
100 years
Date of Birth
25th April 1922
Place of Birth
Bigambul Country, Queensland, Australia
Thanks To

Debbie Higgison, Blacktown Arts staff at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre


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