Indigenous Nationals 2023

Giorgia Petterd


10 Indigenous student-athletes will be representing Swinburne at the Indigenous Nationals from 26-30 June 2023. These students will all compete in four sports: basketball, netball, touch football and volleyball across the week. The competition will be against a number of other Australian Universities and held at Monash University in Clayton.

Our competing athletes and their mobs

  • James Casey Gamilaraay

  • Jarrah Marsh Meriam Mer

  • Tiara Willis Wonnarua

  • Leticia Burton Wiradjuri

  • Jake Edwards Wemba Wemba

  • Bianca Mazzuchelli Gunditjmara

  • Yemurraki Egan Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmarra

  • Emily Gittins Gumbaynggirr, Barkindji 

  • April Goldring Wirajduri

  • Katie Bugden Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi

The Jersey design story

Gumbaynggirr / Barkindji creative and Swinburne student Emily Gittins enjoys the practice of bringing traditional storytelling through art and contemporary design together to create a synthesis of works that connect to audiences and culture for herself, her loved ones and community.

Growing up on Dja Dja Wurrung country and currently living on the lands of the Wurundjeri People, Emily believes in the importance of traditional storytelling to keep culture alive and thriving.

Within the 2023 Swinburne Indigenous Nationals Jersey, Emily wanted to create a design that incorporated each member of the team. The lines represent our individual journeys, before we came together and what we will be after. With the Indigenous Nationals in mind, we make this connection with each other and become one team.

Follow Swinburne Life on Instagram for all the updates on the Indigenous Nationals competition.

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