One of the biggest influences in Angus Crichton’s life was going to school in Sydney with two Yolngu young men from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. They were the first remote First Nations boys taken on by The Scots College’s Indigenous Education Program.
The boys were Delwyn Wunungmurra and Leon Wunungmurra from Gapuwiyak. They were both boarders at Scots and took on the scholarship opportunity with great determination, despite the incredible challenges they faced.
Angus and the boys quickly became great mates and found much in common, despite their very different cultural backgrounds. The boys taught Angus about Yolngu language and culture, and Angus helped them navigate the strange world of boarding school in Sydney.
Upon visiting the boys and their families in Arnhem Land, the untold beauty of Indigenous Australian culture was so obvious. But, it also struck Angus, that even boys like Delly and Leon - who had the benefit of a great education - were likely to face several challenges as they navigated young adulthood and life thereafter.
Angus decided that he would to do something about this.
Angus joined forces with Gyan Ainkaran - a young medical student who is heavily involved in the Indigenous space - to provide First People Project's mentoring program.