Tom Holder, PY Media Manager

Tom Holder has been working and living with Anangu since very early in his life where he discovered his love for Linguistics and language; in particular the Western Desert languages. He formalised his education at the University of New England with an Arts degree majoring in Applied and Socio-linguistics. Tom has been living and working in the APY Lands over a period of time since 2009.

Interpreting and translating are two of his passions and he works as both in the languages of Pintupi, Luritja, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara. Tom previously delivered the NAATI approved Diploma of Interpreting in 2008 during which time he crated many Pintupi/Luritja based interpreter taining materials. He has since worked on numerous large projects (government and non-government) as an interpreter and translator in the APY Lands and Australia wide.

He enjoys the role as Manager as it provides many opportunities to engage the community in the production of local radio content, to grow community participation in radio and to enlighten, educate, engage and motivate Anangu of the APY Lands by way of new and insightful radio content.

Liam Convey, RIBS Support Officer

Liam learnt about recording audio and video for bands and artist performing during 5 years spent teaching music within the Juvenile Justice System.  He has spent a few years on the lands working with Women’s Council and Joined PY Media early 2020.