To those who supported the journey
for a First Nations Voice and recognition,

We appreciate and value your loyalty
while Australia wrestled with this historic decision.

'Yes' was the outcome we fought for,
hoping truth and equality would suffice.

But Australia's majority wrote 'No'
Based on fear of a committee that was only advice.

We know we will make it and go forward from here,
we have already been fighting for so long.

We are united and wiser than ever before,
we are 65,000 years strong.

Written by Joanne Dwyer (Gunditjmara)



Rondelle Williams (Taungurung, Yorta Yorta & Wiradjuri) & Joanne Dwyer (Gunditjmara)

Featuring Natashia Ellis-Corrigan (Jinibara & Bundjalung), Peter Walker (Yorta Yorta), Sianna Catullo (Narungga), Prue Stewart (Taungurung), Paul Stewart (Taungurung), Laura Thompson (Gunditjmara) & Lirrah Rotumah (Gunditjmara & Bunitj)



Jess Hitchcock

Jess is a Saibai and Dauan singer-songwriter. Unbreakable is the title track from her new album. This powerful song, is a beautiful reminder of our resilience and power - it was perfect choice for Clothing The Gaps 65,000 Years Strong campaign.


Creative Director & Producer - Laura Thompson  Director - Greg McCann & Yianni Rowlands  Executive Producer – Joanne Dwyer, Sianna Catullo, Jason Byrne & Kate Kennedy Editor – Greg McCann & Yianni Rowlands  Production Manager -Sianna Catullo Production Assistant - Sarah Sheridan & Jack Davies

DPs - Greg McCann & Wilson Huang Sound and Lighting Assist - Ahmad Ebrahimi AC/Focus - Angela Basile Gaffer - Francis Healy Wood Best Person/Grip - Isaac Brooks

Video Production
HoMie Creative & Guilty Content

Project Sponsors: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, First Peoples Assembly, First Peoples Health and Wellbeing, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce & Bank Australia

Special thanks to:

Aborigines Advancement League & Thornbury Primary School


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