Jack of Hearts (morning yarn)
Ngaire Jarro + Cheryl Leavy + Jackie Huggins
kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Sister duo Jackie Huggins and Ngaire Jarro on their father Jack’s story, and the lives lived by First Nations servicemen and women.
Jackie Huggins and Ngaire Jarro in conversation with Cheryl Leavy
Ngaire Jarro (nee Huggins) is from Bidjara/Birri Gubba Juru nations. Born in Ayr, North Queensland, she grew up in a close-knit family in Brisbane nurtured by their strong mother Rita. Ngaire lives at The Gap, Brisbane with her husband Rodney. She is the proud mother of three boys and two grandchildren. Ngaire graduated with a double degree in Early Childhood Education and has been a teacher for 26 years. She loves teaching and sharing her Aboriginal culture with students with a strong belief that sharing stories in early years of schooling will not only educate future generations but provide a more inclusive society for all.
Cheryl is an Executive Director with the Queensland Government, and formerly Deputy Commissioner of Queensland Family and Children Commission. She has been a member of UPLIT’s Angel’s Palace Advisory Board since 2017 and is a Kooma Traditional Owner. Cheryl’s country is in southern inland Queensland between Cunnamulla and St George.
Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA is Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru. She is an historian and author and has worked many years in Aboriginal affairs across numerous areas. Her first book is Auntie Rita published in 1994 and her next book Jack of Hearts: QX11594 will be published in 2022.