Aunty Anjilkurri Rhonda Radley is proud Birrbay/Dhanggati woman from the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia and walks with her saltwater, freshwater ancestors. Anjilkurri has recently finished her PhD in the field of language and education, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development, Western Sydney University, holds a Bachelor of Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Adult Community Education (Australian Catholic University) and a Master in Indigenous Language Education (University of Sydney). She is an active Aboriginal community elder supporting the revival of culture through language and practices in her local communities. Her passion is to revive Gathang language, she advocates for Aboriginal languages to be learnt, spoken, taught and integrated into every-day life.
Anjilkurri values the sharing of stories to; teach cultural expressions, learn from others and connect to other people’s life journey. She often walks with her grandchildren on Country listening to the ancestors and messages from Ngaya Barray ‘Mother Earth’ encouraging the grandchildren to walk the right way on Country and in life.