The inaugural Deadly Djurumin Yarn, featuring talented convenors Sarah Lynn Rees and Danièle Hromek, is a highly entertaining and informative introduction to this important new monthly series. You can now purchase access to this wonderful session through Vimeo on Demand.

In Picking up the Baton, Sarah and Danièle share their roles and experiences as practitioners, advocates and as translators between and among cultures. They yarn about their motivations for establishing Deadly Djurumin and creating a place to support Indigenous women in the built environment professions.

The conversation is lively, frank and wide-ranging, and grounded in the experiences of Indigenous women built environment professionals. Topics include gendered spaces, the importance of early engagement within projects, mentorship, how to be an excellent accomplice, and how to work respectfully with Country, community, culture and Indigenous knowledges. Caring for the health and wellbeing of Country is a dominant theme, with the audience invited to consider their own relationship with Country.

The live audience thanked Sarah and Danièle for their generosity and openness, for “raising hidden voices for the greater good of Country” and inviting others on the journey to greater understanding and reconciliation.

If you missed out on this terrific introduction to the Deadly Djurumin Yarns you can access the full video recording at your leisure via the link above.


$35 standard or $10 concession. Proceeds help support Deadly Djurumin activities.

To purchase access through Vimeo on demand, click on the link in the video above.

Concession rates are available to anyone who needs it – students, those working part-time or not working, or anyone else in a tight financial situation. We operate on an honesty system – to access this discount, please use the promo code Concession at checkout.

If you represent an Aboriginal organisation or a teaching institution, please contact Parlour to obtain access at no cost.


1 formal point on completion of the CPD questions. Once completed, you will receive an email with your responses. This provides the evidence of attendance and completion for the session named at the top of this document. Please keep the response email for your records. It counts as your certificate. If you can’t find the email remember to check your spam folder.

The series-wide learning outcomes are as follows:

  • To increase knowledge of Country and Cultural Authority among built environment practitioners • To improve understanding of the roles and experiences of of Indigenous practitioners
  • To increase understanding of authorship in relation to cultural knowledge and the implications of this in design contexts
  • To develop understanding of working respectfully and effectively with Traditional Custodians and Knowledge Holders
  • To increase understanding of the impact of design projects on Country
  • To support respectful and meaningful communication

The Deadly Djurumin Yarns are presented as a collaboration between Parlour and Deadly Djurumin. This session was recorded online on Friday 3 September 2021.