Tania Bin Bakar
Chief Executive Officer
I am a Noongar woman from the South West of Western Australia and I have been working with KSGAC in various capacities since just prior to its establishment in 2001 and have enjoyed watching the organisation grow from strength to strength.
I am currently employed as the CEO and enjoy working with the Board of Directors and the Stolen Generation Elders. My aim while working in this role is to ensure the longevity of the Organisation so we can reach our full potential and ensure that the plight of the Stolen Generation elders, both past and present, is never forgotten and that their history, their stories and the lives are remembered through establishing a genealogy data base that encapsulates oral history, videos/images and other relevant information for all future generations.
I welcome all visitors to town to come in and experience what we have to offer, meet our wonderful staff and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our beautiful grounds. Support our cause by purchasing our Sorry Day Flower, on sale on line or at the office.
Acting Administration and Finance Manager
I am originally from Germany and have lived in the Kimberley for over 8 years years working mostly in tourism and know how special the region is. I love the KSGAC and work hard to ensure we are accountable to members and funding bodies.
I love helping the organisation save money and always ensure that I get the best value on all things the organisation purchases. I also love working with the Stolen Generation Elders and the many visitors that come through the office.
The KSGAC does great work and a highlight in 2018 for me was proudly participating in the Broome NAIDOC walk with our staff acting as Marshalls, an easy job as the community knew the way. We walked with 600 other people for the Reconciliation Walk; it was a very special day.
Receptionist/ Admin Assistant.
I moved from Perth with my family to Broome 14 years ago. I have worked in Hospitality, Tourism and Business before coming to work here at KSGAC as Receptionist and Admin Support.
I look forward to greeting clients as they walk through the doors while passing on a positive and welcoming impression of the KSGAC.
Some of my Favourite things to do are; going to the beach, reading and spending time with my family.
Grounds & Maintenance
I am a Yawuru person and I work as the Groundsman at KSGAC. I love working at the KSGAC and the old people always come here because they feel comfortable. My Great Grandmother was a Stolen Generation person who was taken to Moola Bulla and some of my Aunties were taken to Beagle Bay.
I have learnt about our history and always remember to be respectful of our elders. Part of my job also involves transportation support for our Stolen Generation members when there are special events they need to attend. My grandfather from my Mother is Chinese and came to Broome at a young age to look for work and my father is from New Zealand,
I love the different cultures that I come from and love listening to the stories from the Stolen Generation Elders, especially on our long trips together and when they visit the organisation.
I am a Worimi Woman from N.S.W. and am known as a Journalist and also as a Counsellor. My mum taught me where there is a will there is a way and I believe communication and education in Australia are powerful tools to use to assist Aboriginal people with social and emotional wellbeing. I help with events including the many education groups who come to KSGAC, the Healing Art class for members and the KSGAC Website and Newsletters.
I love the Projects Officer job as it creates widespread awareness and assists the Stolen Generation members as demonstrated through the success of KSGAC’s National Sorry Day flowers and other projects.
Link-up Team Leader/Senior Caseworker
Hello my name is Pauline McKenzie; I am a descendant from the Ngarinyin People in the East Kimberley my mum’s tribe, Kija East Kimberley and Jabir Jabir West Kimberley my father’s tribes. I am very proud to be working with Kimberley Stolen Generation as my mum was stolen at 3 years old and she lived on this block in the orphanage so this place holds special memories for me.
My work at KSGAC involves working closely with the Link-Up Caseworkers. I can assist with family research and have been undertaking training in Perth at Yorgum around research so I’m looking forward to putting all this training into practice back home. As a Senior Staff Member of KSGAC I look forward to helping new staff adjust and working with the Stolen Generation Elders and Clients.
I am originally from South West WA and moved to Broome April 2018.
I have a background in Business, Tourism, Health and have been studying Community Services for the past year.
In doing my Community Service course placement with KSGAC I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our members and supporting the organisation.
I currently work on numerous projects as well as Executive support. I am passionate about the KSGAC and its aims to support our members in accordance with the Credo and Nolan Principals.
I am a Yawuru Jarndu (Woman) from the Broome Area. I have experience in Administration and Clerical work. I have worked in Government and Aboriginal Organisations for 15 years.
I love the Link-Up Caseworker job because I help people to find their families and it’s really good feeling working with elders. I travel around the Kimberley to be with the clients in their communities.
I love my family and we go fishing and hunting.
I am born and bred in Broome. I am a Mother of three boys and a Grandmother of two.
I am a trained registered Nurse with Management and Community Services qualifications.
My Family are a part of the Stolen Generation and I am now working in a Counsellor Role at KSGAC.
I believe things happen for a reason and it is part of my journey as a person to help the Kimberley Stolen Generation members and families. I know I’ll learn a lot and be able to help others on their journey of healing.