A little support makes a big difference

Meet Gwen and Jack

Gwen is the carer and partner of Jack, a proud Yankunytjatjara man who’s done it all.

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Gwen is 78 years old and is partner and carer of Jack, who lives with Parkinson’s related Dementia. Jack is in his 90s and is one of the last surviving members of his generation. He is a Yankunytjatjara man, from Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) in remote North-East South Australia. The former rodeo rider spent a number of years living and working in various remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Gwen and Jack live in supported accommodation in Murray Bridge, in regional South Australia. Jack holds strong traditional Aboriginal spiritual and Christian beliefs.

Jack has published a memoir, which is available here.

Interests and activities

  • Walking with their dog
  • Art