NSWALC Launches the A Cuppa and A Yarn Podcast Series

9 July, 2019

9 July 2019

NSWALC Launches the A Cuppa and A Yarn Podcast Series

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council has launched a brand-new podcast series to shine a light on the amazing people and stories within Aboriginal communities.

The "A Cuppa and A Yarn" podcast has been created and produced by the NSWALC Media team and will be available on the iTunes, Google Play and Spotify platforms.

Each week, highly-accomplished media professional Michelle Aleksandrovics-Lovegrove will sit down for A Cuppa and A Yarn with a guest to talk life, laughs, issues and opinions in a light-hearted format.

Michelle is a proud Ngarrindjeri woman and former NITV presenter and SBS radio host with more than 30 years experience in broadcast media. Her fun, warm and engaging style has been a hit with guests who have opened up on a wide-range of revealing topics.

Acting NSWALC Chair Anne Dennis welcomed the launch of "A Cuppa and a Yarn".

"We are well aware of the breadth and depth of great stories about Aboriginal people and their achievements that are just waiting to be told. One of the challenges has always been creating a suitable platform that can reach everyone and we think through the podcast series we are achieving that," Cr Dennis said.

"Aboriginal people love a good yarn and our new podcast is a great way to find out more about some of our celebrated community members."

"The podcast series has been developed to bring those stories to life, give a voice to the Mob who and provide great content to so many people out there who love listening to a good yarn."

A long-list of iconic names within the Aboriginal community have committed to appearing on the show. Former NAIDOC Committee Co-Chair Anne Martin, award-winning country music star Troy Cassar-Daly, Manly rugby league premiership star and fan favourite George Rose and several influential political figures will feature in upcoming episodes.

In episode one, International Rugby Union Hall of Fame inductee Mark Ella talks about growing up in a family of 12 children at La Perouse, the life-long joys of fishing, his long-term involvement with the Aboriginal Cricket Association and the current state of rugby in Australia.

To access the podcast, simply search for A Cuppa and A Yarn on your platform of choice:


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.