Today we will meet Suzanne Bryce. Suzanne came to Central Australia in the 1970s drawn as if by a strong magnet to this country. She has been active in community development, arts and craft, and in documenting stories of people in remote communities.
In part 1 of this yarn, Suzanne shares the vivid memories of travelling through this ancient landscape on her first trip, to teach craft in Ikuntji, her early experiences and confusions about community life, and what motivated her to learn Pitjantjatjara.
Speaking with me in her fertile garden in Alice Springs, she talks of the realities of living, working and growing up a young family in the remote community of Kalka – the very limited facilities, the deep friendships and the significant mentors who helped her on the way.
Broadcast: Tuesday 20 August 2013 at 5.30pm on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM
Repeated: Following Friday at 9am and Sunday at 5.00pm
Producer: Joy Taylor