Don talks about his learning journey (3:34)

When I left – when I left school I wanted to be a mechanic. So I went in Darwin for 12 months, that’s back in 1970s, and end of 12 month I came back, I was working for BAC workshop for maybe three or four years. And I shifted to a shire, a Council it used to be. Then I was working at the post office, as – as council secretary.  And I’ve got sick of that and I shifted to workshop, the shire workshop, and I worked there nearly 12, 13 years. Then one of the – that CEO, here at the shire council before that back in 1995, I think, ’95, yeah.  And the CEO told us, “You boys wanna do course in Darwin for 12 months?” and then we said “No, it’s better off we do it here”. And we done the course here. And every month the bloke used to come out and teach how the motor’s running and how – how you put those parts together and whatever. So anyway, we – we done this course, it took us two or three years to complete, and the final course we done at the Darwin Uni - university, that’s back in 1999 or 1998, eight, I think.  Then we never – we never gave up. This – me and the other partner here used to go together. We were as – well let me put it this way,  with me and the partner used to work – used to work with me, and Roger Paulson his name, and we never gave up. So, I think me and Roger it’s been – the work has been affected us and we never gave up. So I had to work for BAC, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, the workshop here. And I – six month later I shifted over to – in the workshop, it’s called CDEP. And I never gave up. After working , back in 2009 I retired, and I wanted to live peacefully at my own outstation. And I – and BAC decided to call me back because there was some – some kind of rumours were going around that the CDEP workshop.