LOCAL Ipswich resident Rhianna Patrick is a Torres Strait Islander media professional who spent nearly two decades at the ABC working across news and television documentaries and presenting national radio programs.
In late 2020, she joined IndigenousX as its Head of Audio and Podcasts.
Recently she has been working with the State Library of Queensland to produce and release important indigenous related podcasts Last week this work was recognised when the podcast, ‘Hi I’m Eddie’ won the ‘Best Indigenous Podcast’ at the Australian Podcast Awards.
Rhianna said she was proud of this work which represented one of the few times in her career where she was able to tell a Torres Strait Islander story that she was connected to through her grandfather.
The podcast relates to 2022 being 30 years since Torres Strait Islander, Eddie Koiki Mabo, and a group of four Meriam people won in a case against the State of Queensland, for land they knew was traditionally theirs.
Go to the State Library of Queensland website to listen to ‘Hi I’m Eddie’.