A Question of Colour


Rhianna Patrick + Pattie Lees + Adam Lees

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library

Free event

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#About the event


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Rhianna Patrick

Rhianna Patrick

Rhianna Patrick is a freelance Torres Strait Islander journalist, broadcaster and audio content creator with 25 years' media experience. She's worked across news, tv documentaries, national radio programming and podcasts. She's written for Kill Your Darlings, NME Australia, The Australian Music Vault, Rotten Tomatoes and IndigenousX. Rhianna also curates one of Spotify Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander playlists, 'Original Storytellers'. 

Pattie Lees

Pattie Lees

Pattie Lees was born in Cairns, North Queensland, and was removed from her family at an early age and sent to Palm Island as a Ward of the State. At the age of nineteen she joined the Women's Royal Australian Navy. She represented Australia as a delegate at several United Nations development forums. She is currently CEO of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Children and Youth Services. Married to husband Terry for 51 years, Pattie is the mother of four children, grandmother to twelve and a great-grandmother.

Adam Lees

Adam Lees

Adam C Lees, Pattie Lee's eldest son, has worked in the mining, energy and resources sector as a community relations and sustainability professional since 2000. He is currently a Senior Corporate Affairs Manager for Woodside Energy based in Perth. Raised in Mount Isa, his wanderlust and passion for photography have taken him off the beaten track to more than 65 countries. Adam is member of Mer Gedkem Le (Torres Strait Islanders Corporation) Registered Native Title Body Corporate and the Cape York Land Council (CYLC).


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