Mundanara’s cultural heritage is connected to the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her
mother’s side and the Birri-Gubba and Gungalu on her father’s side. She grew up in
Redfern, New South Wales with her eight sisters and moved to her father’s country in the early 1990s. Her family has been active in the Aboriginal movement since the 1960s, following their example, and in her father’s footsteps, she is a proud advocate and aims to make a positive contribution for her people.
Mundanara has more than 18 years’ experience working for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations across New South Wales and Queensland, including (but not limited to):
• Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
• Salvation Army Employment Plus
• Busy at Work
• Child Support Agency
• The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)
• Brisbane Indigenous Media Association.
An Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Mundanara has formal
qualifications in the disciplines of media, business, assessment and training and is
a member of several committees and boards, including the:
• Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School (also known as The Murri School).
• Queensland Tourism Industry Council Indigenous Employment Champions Network.
• Indigenous Education, Research and Employment Committee (IEREC) at the Queensland University of Technology.
Mundanara is also a co-founder and the Managing Director of The Australian BlackCard – a Supply Nation certified, 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business. BlackCard was co-founded with respected Aboriginal Elder, artist, educator and long-time course developer, Dr Lilla Watson.
BlackCard’s purpose is to work with people, not for people, with the genius of Aboriginal Knowledge. It is a specialist consultancy business that provides cultural capability training and consultancy services that enable people and organisations to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community.