Blak Led Tours Tasmania is available to undertake high quality and unique experience development and storytelling projects across lutruwita/Tasmania and beyond.
Established in 2022, Blak Led Tours Tasmania delivers high quality Aboriginal tourism experiences across lutruwita/Tasmania and undertakes commissions for Aboriginal storytelling and experience development projects across Tasmania. We have successfully completed Tasmanian Aboriginal storytelling projects with local government, private enterprise, arts and community-controlled sectors.
Our existing portfolio showcases our experience in undertaking and synthesizing historical research to produce culturally sensitive, appropriate and engaging experiences, content and interpretation.
City of Clareance
City of Kingborough
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Spring Bay Mill
Have a look at some of Our recently completed projects
mulaka milaythina/ the Hunting Ground
Client: City of Clarence
Blak Led Tours was commissioned by City of Clarence to produce to new experiences to be premiered for the 2023 Clarence Jazz Festival.
‘mulaka milaythina’/the hunting ground speaks to the rich hunting grounds that long characterised the landscape of the Eastern shore and explores the stories that connect generations of Tasmanian Aboriginal people to each other and the lands that they continue to care for.
For the creation of mulaka milaythina/the Hunting Ground, Nunami worked with internationally renowned pianist and composer Louise Denson to make a new piece for the Clarence Jazz Festival.
The spoken word piece was created to accompany Louise’s composition, both performed with a nine-piece Jazz ensemble to bring the story to life. A new tour of Kangaroo Bay was also created and delivered as part of this commission.
makara patapa / Quit Smoking Storytelling Project
Client: Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Blak Led Tours Tasmania was contracted by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre to undertake a storytelling project around the makara patapa/quit smoking program offered by the Aboriginal Health Service.
Goals of the project were for Aboriginal people to hear stories about smoking cessation; For TAC service providers to understand the long-term and holistic approach taken by the service. This was to be achieved through the creation of enduring resources to support the program, delivered through as many mediums as possible, across the 3-regions.
The storytelling project centred around the theme of Good smoke/bad smoke – contrasting the ways Aboriginal community use smoke and fire culturally (for gatherings, cooking, caring for country, ceremony, cleansing etc) to the use of cigarettes.
To deliver this project a 12 episode series was created, alongside 3 promotional films, 2 visual artworks and a support journal.
These were all launched at a community cultural burn weekend at trayapana/Triabunna.
Learn more at our makara patrula project page or visit the TAC website
An added benefit of this project was that this storytelling project was completely led and managed by Aboriginal people, 13 Aboriginal community stories were recorded for the podcast.
Of the eight contractors that received payments for the delivery for this project, seven were Aboriginal people and businesses – including in the recording and editing of the podcast, art commission and caterers for the launch event. A further three community members (one from each region) received funds for their participation in the story sharing.
mumara patrula/ Wood for the Fire
Client: Kingborough Council
Blak Led Tours Tasmania was approached by Kingborough Council to develop a new tour of their region in 2022. The new tour mumara patrula / wood for the fire was launched in September 2022 and is licensed to the Council.
This enlightening and moving guided tour is the first and only Aboriginal authored tour available south of nipaluna/Hobart. Grounded through stories of fire, earth and water, this guided tour uses the true stories of legendary historical Tasmanian Aboriginal figures of the region, as anchors to tell the deep and ongoing story of Aboriginal connection to this coastal landscape. On this tour, the stories unfold as you take a gentle walk on a bush track along the coastline of Trial Bay, looking across to lunawuni (Bruny island).
Created by: Nunami Sculthorpe-Green
Dramaturge: Sarah Hamilton
Produced by: Performing Lines TAS and Kingborough Council
Proudly presented by: Kingborough Council
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Photographs by Jillian Mundy
For reviews and responses to mumara patrula see the tour page here.
Client: Spring Bay Mill
Nunami of Blak Led Tours Tasmania was commissioned by Spring Bay Mill to engage in a process of truth telling, exploring the Tasmanian Aboriginal history of the site in order to develop a new Aboriginal tour of the Mill site.
tunapri trayapna / understand Triabunna is a 90-minute tour that connects participants with the deeper layers of history that exist on the site that is already brimming with visible layers of story.
tunapri trayapana is a story of resistance and regeneration ~ of both the land and people ~It speaks to the story of Big River and Oyster Bay people of the area, putting their stories back into the landscape and connecting attendees with the deep history and current regeneration of the Spring Bay Mill site at trayapana
It was written as a companion piece and prequel to the takara nipaluna/walking Hobart tour.
Tunapri trayapa was delivered for the first time at Spring Bay Mill at Nocturna for the Beaker Street Festival in August 2022 and has been offered to those attending conferences, events and festivals at Spring Bay Mill – such as the Squid Fest in November 202
Beaker Street Festival
For Beaker Street Festival 2022, Nunami facilitated a panel on the topic ‘Is Science Really for Everyone’. This panel featured palawa women Zoe Rimmer, Theresa Sainty and Professor Maggie Walter.
The panel spoke to why so many people and so many cultures feel excluded from, and even exploited Western Science, highlighted the limitations of western science in capturing indigenous knowledges and ways western science can be incorporated into cultural revitalisation projects.
This followed on from the panel Nunami facilitated for Beaker Street 2021 around cultural fire practices.