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Join us for a sausage sizzle and then relax on a sea of bean bags at our film night featuring documentary 88.9 Radio Redfern.
88.9 Radio Redfern looks at Sydney's first community Aboriginal radio station. Set against a backdrop of contemporary Aboriginal music, 88.9 Radio Redfern offers a special and rare exploration of the people, attitudes and philosophies behind the lead up to a different type of celebration of Australia's bicentennial year.
Throughout 1988, 88.9 Radio Redfern became an important focal point for communication and solidarity within the Aboriginal community. The film reveals how urban Indigenous people are adapting social structures, such as mass media, to serve their needs.
At 5.30pm you can also join us around the fire for A night by the fire: Reconciliation in radio.
Presented as part of the I heard it on the radio: 25 Years of 98.9FM Murri Country program.