deadly dads

Deadly Dads is a sub-program of Best Start Mingo Waloom. It encourages dads to be their deadly best. Traditionally Aboriginal dads are great leaders in their families, providing valuable love, nurturing, learning and great role modelling. We have too many Deadly Dads in our community to profile, but here are a few.

Deadly Dad - Jye Walker

I’m Jye Walker and my people are from Wemba Wemba country up near Swan Hill, although I have not known any of them until recently. I have grown up in the Wathaurong lands since I was 10 years old.

I have 2 kids now, a 6 year old boy named Malakai...Read More »


Deadly Dads - In Home Swimming Program

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Term 4 of the In Home Support Swimming Program has been a great success.

We would like to make a special mention to all of the deadly dads who have been getting involved. This term we have seen a rise in the number of dads getting...Read More »


Deadly Dad: Chris Parker

I’m Chris Parker and I am a Wiradjuri man. My partners name is Samantha Parker and our beautiful son is Byron Parker, who is almost 4 years old. I never had my dad growing up, but I had some great Koori men in the community who were positive role models...Read More »


Deadly Dad: Dean Hollander

I’m Dean Hollander I have been raised my whole life in Geelong. My partner is Claire McNamarra. We have two sons together, Josh who is 2.5 years old and Chace who is 4 months old. I love being involved in my sons lives, particularly as Josh is growing up, taking...Read More »


Deadly Dad: Chris Warrior

I’m Chris Warrior and I am a Kokotha man from South Australia. My partner is Holly Charles who grew up in Geelong. Our son is Wilum Charles Ireland Warrior and he’s 11 months old. I didn’t grow up with my dad, so it was important for me to be a...Read More »