Uncle Mickey is a Senior Aboriginal Man and a descendant of the Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) and Narrunga (York Peninsula) peoples.
He has been sharing cultural engagement for a number of years, and the role was handed to him by his Father, Uncle Lewis Yarlu Purka O’Brien. It is a position he honours and respects greatly.
Uncle Mickey has travelled across Australia, living and working in a number of Aboriginal Communities, delivering programs and benefits. He enjoys supporting the Aboriginal Community, sitting on boards and Advisory Panels.
He is the recipient of the Rotary Club Courtesy Award, for Community involvement in working with youth and an Australia Day Service Award recipient, for his work as a volunteer on advisory groups.
He enjoys sharing Cultural Knowledge and providing a Welcome to the Country with people, not at people.