Aunty Wendy's Mob
Wendy Notley - Creator, Educator, Perfomer
Wendy has been teaching young children all her life. In 1990 she began working at Murawina Aboriginal Child Care Centre in Eveleigh St, Redfern NSW (aka The Block) as a non-Aboriginal educator and her relationship with community continues today.
After years of working in community, Wendy wrote a collection of songs with a cultural perspective for the children in her class to sing...and they loved them! Community loved them too and asked Wendy to record the songs because they were 'too deadly not to share’. Uncle Gerry Bostock named the band, 'Aunty Wendy's Mob' and Wendy has been sharing her songs through performance in early childhood and school settings ever since.
‘Aunty is a general term used in Aboriginal community as a sign of acceptance and respect. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have been acknowledging Wendy as ‘Aunty’ since the early 1990’s and is how Wendy is known in many communities around NSW.’ NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Sector Advisory Group