Jonathan Newchurch

Who’s your mob and where were you raised?

My people are the Narrunga and Kaurna. I was born and raised in Adelaide.

How long have you been a member of the NAIDOC Committee?

I'm a new member to the committee in 2015.

What does NAIDOC mean to you?

NAIDOC is about celebrating and sharing our culture with everyone. Learning and connecting to people, land and dreaming.

Apart from the National NAIDOC Ball, how will you be celebrating NAIDOC Week?

I will be participating in local NAIDOC events.

Outside of NAIDOC what are your passions?

Being a doctor one of my great passions is the health of our people, working at the coalface as well as in advocacy as part of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association.

Fun fact – what don’t we know about you?

I am learning to fly planes.