April 20, 2022


Tranby launched the ‘Yanalangami: Strong Women, Strong Communities Program’ – a new era of culturally meaningful leadership training programs for Tranby. Yanalangami consists of a national social media campaign and a community-led online leadership and empowerment program, which connects our women from around the country.

2021 Read More »


Tranby’s courses were first provided online. To remain responsive to communities’ education needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tranby dramatically changed the way it operated, moving classes from the iconic Glebe Indigenous campus to an online ‘yarning circle’ format. This enabled students from around Australia to continue their cultural learning and to stay connected with Mob

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Tranby celebrated its first 60 years with dance, music, good food and friendship. Since its inception, Tranby students and staff have worked together for the right to pursue independence and self-determination on our terms, according to community needs and aspirations. To paraphrase Kevin Cook, we have paved the way for courses to be developed by

2018 Read More »


The Rona Tranby Trust funded descendants of Indigenous members of the Australian Light Horse to travel to Israel to take part in the Australian National Service to Commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palestine Campaign at Beersheba. For the first time in 100 years, in the presence of the Prime Ministers

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Kevin Cook passed away and the Community lost a long-term leader, friend and mentor. Also in 2015, Tranby was re-named to encompass and capture the essence of what we do, which is to provide quality education and training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults, nationally in Australia. We became Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education

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Ten students from Tranby undertook a seven-day cultural and research tour of China and Vietnam, funded by the Federal Government’s AsiaBound program. This was the first tour ever undertaken by Tranby students, and since then, students have travelled overseas visiting foreign communities for the first time.

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Tranby celebrated 50 years of providing adult Indigenous education, with 100 students enrolled that year in an expanded number of courses.

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‘The Buildings out the Back’ were constructed at the Tranby campus – a collaboration between Tranby and architects Cracknell and Lonergan. The design is in sympathy with the Victorian character of the suburb, with circular rooms reflecting Indigenous learning circle practices.

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The Rona Tranby Trust was launched at Tranby on 2 September, to support the recording and preservation of Indigenous Australian oral history. The Rona Tranby Award and Collection were also established. Each award plants a seed that continues to grow over the years and helps to preserve stories important to all Australians, strengthening identity and community.

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Tranby was involved in the Black Deaths in Custody protest march. Throughout the 1980s, following the death of Eddie Murray, John Pat and so many others, the Aboriginal community fought for change, which led to the 1988 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADC). During this time, Tranby was heavily involved in the protests.

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