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Special Women’s Issue

This story originally appeared in Deadly Vibe Magazine Issue #5 June, 1997

We have just opened The Vault – all the back stories from old editions – dating back to the 1990s. To know where we are going, it's important to understand where we have been. And that story you can follow in the Deadly Vibe Vault!

Well welcome to our very first ‘special edition’ of Deadly Vibe. Our Women’s Issue.

Our regular editor Gavin has been relegated to an assistant for this month moving aside for me, Rhoda and Juliet to fully take over.

This month we look at Aboriginal women in music, sport and the arts.

Our cover is of our very beautiful, Rhoda Roberts who has been a backbone of the Aboriginal media sector in this country for a very long time.

Rhoda lights up a film screen, a television set, a camera lens as well as a radio speaker with her beautiful face, smile and gutsy voice.

She’s many things an actor, serious journalist, a producer, a community leader and of course a wonderful mother and wife.

Her vision and talent is strong. We are definitely in stall for something very special in the Aboriginal arts department come 14th of September.

Also this month we catch up with the inspirational Ruby Hunter. Ruby is the spirit of the Australian music scene with her songs of soul. You only have to go to a concert and watch all the audience sit at her feet to realise she has a major impact and following, both in the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

Our pin up is the sexy Jodie Crean Cockatoo of Youthu Yindi fame. We don’t hear or see enough of Jodie, only the occasion ‘do do up up’ cut away in a Yothu Yindi film clip. She is beautiful, hip and if you are lucky enough to hear her sing solo take note.

On the court we focus in on netball and look at the spectacularly talented Sharon Finnan who is a humble world champion and one of our Murri golden girls.

Sydney 2000 bound (well she lives here actually). And of course our star on the rise Shauna Turnbull.

We will be announcing all the winners to our Deadly Vibe letters to the editor competition next issue so you have until the 30th of June to get yours in.

Happy reading

Vicki Jones

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