Warning: This website may contain the names, images and recordings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.

About The Rona Tranby Trust

Recording and Preservation Indigenous Australian Oral History

The Rona Tranby Trust supports the recording and preservation of Indigenous Australian oral history. The Trust has established The Rona Tranby Award and Collection.

To date the Rona Tranby Trust has given 25 Awards to support a range of projects across Australia. Each award plants a seed that continues to grow over the years and helps to preserve stories important to all Australians.  Awards of up to $10,000 are given and applicants are assessed on their merits by the Trustees of the Rona Tranby Trust.

The ‘Rona Tranby Collection’ is an ongoing, work in progress consisting of all the works that have been funded by the Trust, a repository of stories and experiences that can enrich all Australians and even those from other parts of the world who would seek to understand our ancient land and broad cultural traditions.


To date twenty-five (25) diverse and valuable projects have been supported across Australia.
These exciting projects have resulted in a number of published books, audio and video recordings and an exhibition and play.

Rona Tranby in the News

Recent articles in local and international media about the Rona Tranby Award and our current project.