Hi from the new owners of Magpie Goose!
We are so excited and humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response to the Magpie Goose transition to Aboriginal ownership and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves.
I’m Amanda Hayman, a proud Murri woman, I grew up in Logan city (halfway between Bris and the Gold Coast) and my cultural connections are to Wakka Wakka and Kalkadoon. My partner, Troy Casey, grew up on the north side of the river, and he is a proud Kamilaroi man, with family spread from Walgett to Colliei and surrounds. We now live in Brisbane city with our little charismatic son Charlie.
I have a degree in Visual Art, and Troy has a degree in journalism. I did a long stint at the State Library of Queensland working in Kuril Dhagun - the Indigenous Knowledge Centre where I made many, many beautiful connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Brisbane and across the state.
Troy started off in the Federal government as a graduate doing placements in the Environment Department, including the Indigenous Ranger Program; and then worked with CareerTrackers, an Indigenous internship program; before working at the very deadly creative agency Carbon Creative.