Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 Friday 22 July at noon.
This is a show about land developers and education, about top down versus grassroots, about lore versus law.
At first it is difficult to see any connection between Maha Sinnathamby, a high wealth individual, who built a town an hour west of Brisbane and aboriginal education.
Such a connection exists at Springfield.
Hymba Yumba stands for Listening and Learning Place.
Key interview is with Lucy Davis, a sister of sacked principal John Davis. Hymba Yumba is a unique school.
The show is divided into several parts:
- Intro which discusses the concept behind Springfield with education as its focus.
- Speech by Maha Sinnathamby (developer) at a fundraising ceremony for the school, making a pitch to those he calls the ‘influential people’ – judges, ministers, directors-general, aboriginal elders and educators.
- Uncle Albert Holt gives a brief description of his hopes for the…