Curtley Nelson and closing the access gap
In this episode, Cameron Edwards has a yarn with Curtley Nelson about acknowledging the past, closing the access gap for Indigenous Australians and working together towards a future of equity for all people.
A bit about Curtley
I am a proud Dunghutti descendant who grew up in the Wonnarua, Worimi and Awabakal lands, otherwise known as Newcastle and Hunter Valley region. I am a passionate physiotherapist who endeavours to advocate for serious change in the Indigenous health space. I am currently working as an associate lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and am about to embark on the journey of completing my PhD.
Country (from): Dunghutti (New South Wales)
Country (currently living): Turrbal (Brisbane/Meanjin)
Favourite Indigenous word: Bundi (Hitting and digging stick, which can be thrown to help bring down large animals—and was also the name of his dog).
Song of choice: Black Fella, White Fella by Jimmy Little
Listen to The Deadly Physios playlist on Spotify.
Watch the ABC's You Can't Ask That (Series 1, Indigenous episode) as mentioned in the podcast.
Creators: Marko Stechiwskyj and Clare Pickering
Producer: Clare Pickering
Editors: Clare Pickering and Ali Aitken
Post-production: Ali Aitken
Artwork: Emma Bamblett
Theme music: Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge
APA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer: Lowana Williams
APA marketing team: Nichola Stamatakos and Barbara Karametos
APA graphic designer: Mick Hibbert
APA communications: Claire Macuz
Website design: Eddy Kim
Thank you to The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies for helping us locate our Country.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the many lands across Australia and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their enduring connection to the lands and waterways of this country and thank them for protecting and maintaining this country for us and future generations.