William Tilmouth's Inspiring Speech for Reconciliation

30th May 2018

William Tilmouth is the founding Chair of Children's Ground.

Born in Alice Springs of Arrernte descent, William is member of the Stolen Generations who was taken to Croker Island where he lived and attended school with many other children sent there as a result of Government policy of that era. 

William has worked in various Government and Aboriginal organisations and was elected the Central Australian ATSIC Regional Chair in the 1980s. From 1988 to 2010 he was the Executive Director of Tangentyere Council. 

William believes that Aboriginal children and family and communities should have every opportunity to be empowered, and to own and control the decisions that affect them. 

He is now retired.

Mr Tilmouth gave an incredible speech at the National Reconciliation Week event at the Old Telegraph Station in Mpartwe/Alice Springs that was hosted by Children Ground. He shares his thanks to all who attended and the special guest - Martin Luther King III. Mr Tilmouth also gives the history of colonisation through Central Australia and the effects it continues to have on Aboriginal people in the area. 

To hear it... Click below---->

By Teghan Hughes