The new TEABBA, Remote Mobile Multi-Media Unit, has finally arrived, through a successful ABA grant application. The TEABBA Board and Membership have been continually pressing over four years to source a multi purpose vehicle that suits logistic challenges and environment conditions, which also needed to be self-sufficient to deliver training in the remote communities within the TEABBA Network footprint.
So with great appreciation, and responsibility of this special unit, we look forward to being out in these communities longer and more often. As a multi purpose vehicle, “Ms Jedda” will be participating in career expo’s, Outside Broadcasts at various Music and cultural Festivals, but more importantly, will be working with the Regional Council local media staff, the Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS), school students, CDP participants and also encouraging community senior citizens to utilise the Unit and equipment on board. Eventually, fitted out (over this wet season) with broadcasting equipment and various other digital devices to assist with practical hands on skill development and assorted software navigation.
Having “Ms Jedda” will enable the TEABBA media staff, who all have several certificates, Media Industry, TAE, Project Management, working with children and others, to put all their training skills to good use by sharing their knowledge,
with Indigenous people that reside in remote communities, and don’t have the facilities that we enjoy and use everyday.
“Ms Jedda’s” first job was a live Outside Broadcast at the Yirrkala Oval, for the Cyclone Recovery Football Carnival, for communities and teams that were affected from the recent Cyclone in the region. Following this she backed up an amazing five days straight, at the 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival, with Indigenous media representatives from all over Australia, doing interviews and updates of the Festival, and translating back in language for those Remote Indigenous Media Organisations (RIMO) that were taking the TEABBA live feed, so their Network Communities were well informed of all the great media projects across all platforms that had been taking place over the last year.
“Ms Jedda” is named after the TEABBA Chairperson, Ms Jedda Puruntatimeri
“Jedda” is a Tiwi Islands lady, and has been a TEABBA Board member for most of the 27 years of the Organisation existence. She is very passionate about training the people of remote Indigenous communities, she has done radio in her communities and made two short film documentaries that have screen with National Australia television Broadcasters and screened around the world at various film festivals, committed to digital archiving, and represents her Community art center, Jedda, has a strong media vision, of what TEABBA was and what TEABBA should be today.