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All things water. For First Nations People, water is a sacred source of life.  The rivers are the veins of Country, carrying water to sustain all part 
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On episode 5 of Making Waves podcast we bring together many of the repeating themes from different perspectives in the journey so far, looking at what is possible and how to make it happen.

Featuring Matthew Burns from the Taungurung Land and Waters Council and the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria, and the song ‘Walka’ from Kalaji by Mark Coles Smith.

We also speak to the co-authors of Water is Life, a roadmap towards Traditional Owner access to water in Victoria - Brodey Hamilton from the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation, Melissa Kennedy from Tati Tati Kaiejin and Dr Erin O’Donnell from Melbourne Law School.

And to wrap up the series, we give the final word to Ross Allen from 3 Seeds Agency and Toni Meek from Yarra Valley Water on how to facilitate effective community management, as well as students of Dharma School in Daylesford on the future of water management.

Length: 1h 18 minutes 01 seconds, start times as marked.


- Matthew Burns (Taungurung Land and Waters Council / First Peoples Assembly of Victoria) (2m 40s)

- ‘Walka’ from Kalaji, by Mark Coles Smith (15m 28s)

- Brodey Hamilton (Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation), Melissa Kennedy (Tati Tati Kaiejin), Dr Erin O’Donnell (Melbourne Law School) – co-authors of Water Is Life, a roadmap toward Traditional Owner access to water in Victoria (19m 38s)

- Students of Dharma school in Daylesford (55m 09s)

- Ross Allen (3 Seeds Agency) and Toni Meek (Yarra Valley Water), who contemplate how effective community engagement can enact change (58m 46s)

Nominated Water Songs:

God willin' and the creek don't rise - Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, November Rain - Guns and Roses, At the River - Groove Armada. 

Feature Album: Kalaji by Mark Coles Smith. Best known as an actor, Mark Coles Smith explores his Nyikina heritage and relationship to the Martuwarra in electronic album 'Kalaji' (download album from We most gratefully thank Kalaji for allowing us to feature 5 feature songs in the Making Waves podcast.

About us: Host / Project Director / Executive Producer / Lead Interviewer: Marnie Ireland Co-host: Troy McDonald Producer / Interviewer / Sound Production / Editing: Nance Haxton Theme music: James Henderson


  • Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)
  • Yarra Valley Water
  • Icon Water
  • TasWater
  • City West Water
  • Hunter Water
  • Unity Water
  • SA Water
  • Water Corporation
  • Sydney Water


The Making Waves podcast was created over a 2 year period spanning mid 2020 to mid 2022. The views and perspectives presented are those of the individuals speaking.  They do not necessarily represent the views of the organisations associated with individuals or the funders and supporters.


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