Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation

Michael Button

Michael ButtonMichael Button is a Dunghutti & Gamilaroi man who grew up in Redfern.

He’s a local boy who went to primary school at Darlington followed by Cleveland St High so you’d think he’d support the South Sydney Rabbitohs but no he’s a Canterbury Bulldogs fan!

Don’t hold that against him though because he did play in the very first “nappy grade” of the Redfern All Blacks (called under 6’s these days).

Michael is a Linker for the region covering the Sydney suburbs of Bankstown, Fairfield, Burwood, Strathfield, Canterbury, Liverpool & Ashfield.

He is a former ABSEC Project Manager who worked on the Aboriginal Jobs Together program which helped with the placement of trainees and cadets in Non-Government Organisations around NSW.

Before that Michael walked the beat as a postie in the Sydney CBD for four years and had a stint as a sales assistant with Bunnings at Alexandria.

Before joining KBHAC, Michael says he didn’t know much about KBH but had learnt a little bit about the Stolen Generations through my work at ABSEC.’I find their stories inspiring and am glad to be part of the KBHAC says Michael.”

Through his role as a Linker, Michael is able to work with members of the Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members with disabilities and help them reach their goals.

Away from the office, Michael is an amateur farmer. He loves animals and currently has a collection of chickens, rabbits, dogs & goldfish, just to name a few of his pets. His friends sometime refer to his home as “Marrickville’s Taronga Zoo”.

Michael is also a husband and father of four girls aged 7-19yrs old and he likes to wind down from the daily grind with a game of cricket or two.

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