The Scholar’s Hut is a radio documentary commissioned by ABC Radio National’s The History Listen and broadcast in November 2020.
Thomas Shadrach James was a teacher at Maloga and Cummeragunja Aboriginal missions, on Yorta Yorta country in New South Wales.
In the day, he taught kids in the schoolhouse. At night, he ran an activist night school for adults. His students went on to change Australian history.
This documentary won the NSW History Council Award for Multicultural History in 2021.
Producer and reseach: Jane Curtis
Supervising Producer: Ros Bluett, ABC
Narrator: Daniel James
Sound: John Jacobs, ABC
With special thanks to George Nelson, Robynne Nelson, Marlene Birchill, and Andrea James.