Letitia Smith

Letitia Smith

My name is Letitia Smith and I wanted to enter the Miss/Mr NAIDOC competition to get more interaction with the community and Elders. I’m Goreng Goreng from the Bundaberg area. My grandparents are Michelle Pickwick and Fred Smith. I work at CQID and am a Community Support Officer in training.

Photographer: LeLarnie Hatfield

Schekirra Hustler

Schekirra Hustler

My name is Schekirra Hustler and I am a 19 year old Jaanga and Kaangu woman. My parents are Thomas and Robyn Hustler and my grandparents are Dorothy Robinson and Owen Anderson. My role within the community as a Deadly Choices Program officer is to educate our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make healthy lifestyle choices, reducing the rates of chronic disease and tobacco uptake. The reason I decided to run for Miss NAIDOC 2019 is because of my Grandma, I wish to connect to culture more and also to carry on her legacy.

Photographer: LeLarnie Hatfield

Maddison Tobane

Maddison Tobane

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OCTEC

My name is Maddison Tobane and I chose to enter Miss/Mr NAIDOC this year because I wanted to gain confidence and step out of my comfort zone. My mob is Western Waka Waka from the Bunya Mountains in the Toowoomba and Dalby area. My parents are Helen Shanks and Elgan Tobane my grandparents are Cheryl Pickering and Dale Tobane. I am currently in grade 12 attending Rockhampton State High School.

Photographer: LeLarnie Hatfield

Arya Mason

Arya Mason

My name is Arya Mason and I entered Miss/Mr NAIDOC because I thought it would be a really good experience and a chance to get more involved in my community. My Mum Hannah Close is a descendant of the Widgabul and Githabul tribes of the Bundjalung Nation of Northern New South Wales. My Dad Warren Mason is a descendant of the Bidgara and Ghungulu tribes in Central Queensland. I am currently completing grade 11 at Rockhampton Flexible Learning Centre.

Photographer: LeLarnie Hatfield

Caliah Saltner-Hill

Caliah Saltner-Hill

My name is Caliah Saltner-Hill and I entered Miss/Mr NAIDOC because I wanted to feel a bit more connected in culture. I want to have a bit more involvement in my indigenous community. My mobs are Garingbal, Wuli-Wuli and Goreng Goreng. My parents are Jodie Hill and Clifton Saltner. My Grandparents are Ivan Saltner, Lorna Mitchell and Graham Hill. I am currently in grade 12 at North Rockhampton High School.

Photographer: LeLarnie Hatfield

Bailee Stjernqvist

Bailee Stjernqvist

My name is Bailee Stjernqvist and I decided to enter Miss/Mr NAIDOC in 2019 because I saw from past years it looked like an amazing experience and a wonderful way to meet new people. I also wanted to get a better understanding of what our culture meant to different people. I am a proud Bindle girl. My mother is Christine Micklo/Smith and my Father is Gavin Stjernqvist. In my spare time I am mostly painting or playing sports but I also enjoy getting out into the community and volunteering in anything I’m able to do.

Photographer: LeLarnie Hatfield

Antonio Mann

Antonio Mann

My name is Antonio Mann. My tribe is in Rockhampton, the Darumbal Tribe and up North on my Mothers side on Murray Island the Dauareb Tribe in the Torres Straits.

My grandparents on my Dad side is Bethwyn and Robert Mann and on my Mothers side is Lency and Alo Tapim.

I currently work for Deadly Choices as a program officer. We deliver programs to primary and high schools about healthy lifestyle choices and Tobacco.

Photographer: LeLarnie Hatfield

Aaliyah Morseu-Stagg

Aaliyah Morseu-Stagg

I am 17years old, and I am currently a student a Rockhampton High School

Most recognisable Indigenous person I know I believe the most recognisable indigenous person in the Rockhampton Community is My Grandad Bill Mann because to me he’s an inspiration to both indigenous and non-indigenous people. The Cultural stories and advice he share not only teaches us about the past, it teaches us to respect both people and landmarks, he teaches us to embrace our culture and share with both the present and onto future generations.

Photographer: LeLarnie Hatfield

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