Hymba Yumba: sacking John Davis

Paradigm Shift

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:

  1. Intro which discusses the concept behind Springfield with education as its focus.
  2. 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.
  3. Uncle Albert Holt gives a brief description of his hopes for the…

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