About

Blak Led Tours

our Story

For a long time, Aboriginal stories were not told in Tasmania and often remained invisible in public spaces. Too many people have grown-up without any accurate knowledge or education related to Tasmanian Aboriginal people. 

This gap inspired Blak Led Tours founder Nunami to created a tour of the city she group up in. Hoping to try and make people aware that Aboriginal stories are truly everywhere, even in the heart of nipaluna/Hobart. She thought everyone should know the true history and culture of the city streets they live, work and visit.

Nunami carried this idea for more than ten years, researching while also completing her university studies.

Eventually Nunami was introduced to Annette Downs from Performing Lines Tasmania who agreed to produce the tour. Annette paired Nunami up with Tasmanian playwright Sarah Hamilton and the three went through a year of development. This resulted in the launch of our first tour ‘takara nipaluna/walking Hobart’, the first and only Aboriginal tour of Hobart, which premiered during the 2021 Ten Days on the Island Festival.

In 2022 Nunami officially started Blak Led Tours and was able to partner with the Theatre Royal Hobart who presented the tour all of 2022 and 2023.  In 2022 we had more than 1600 attendees on the nipaluna/Hobart tour and Nunami received a Special Achievement Award for Truth-Telling at the State NAIDOC Awards as well as the Tourism Ministers Young Achiever Award at the Tasmanian Tourism awards in 2022,

After seeing the early impact, Nunami decided to continue working to make sure that Aboriginal experiences become available right across the island.

Today Blak Led Tours is an AQF Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business that has developed and delivered tours right across the state of Lutruwita/Tasmania.

We have now expanded into. story-telling and experience development services, undertaking commercial, interpretive and artistic commissions for clients across the  local government, arts, private and Aboriginal community-controlled sectors.

The vision for Blak Led Tours is to be the preferred operator of Tasmanian Aboriginal tourism experiences, offering both in-person and self-guided products. We hope to be the first port of call for customers seeking unique and meaningful cultural experiences and for businesses seeking to develop high quality experiences and interpretation.

 

We aim to bring Aboriginal stories to the forefront of the consciousness and visitor experience in lutruwita/Tasmania to ensure make sure that our community can see their own experiences and perspectives represented in public spaces. We hope one day soon that everyone who visits lutruwita/ Tasmania will know the true history and culture of the island.

Meet the Founder

Nunami Sculthorpe-Green: Owner and Operator

Blak Led Tours is truly a one woman show, all tours are currently delivered by Owner/Operator Nunami Sculthorpe-Green.
Nunami is proud palawa and warlpiri woman born and raised in nipaluna/Hobart.
Nunami has grown up in a very close and supportive Tasmanian Aboriginal family and community. Nunami is passionate about showcasing her people's history and culture and has been involved in community activism since birth. As an active and involved member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community since her birth, he was the youngest palawa person to ever repatriate ancestral remains and was selected as Young Tasmanian Aboriginal of the year in 2015 at the state NAIDOC Awards.

Nunami holds a BA in History and Legal Studies from the University of Tasmania, graduating in 2019. Her work history centres on public education and community development having held positions at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Tasmania.

As an artist, Nunami attended the Tarraleah Artist Residency in 2020 and 2021 and as a recipient of Arts Tasmania’s Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentorship grant Nunami was mentored by Annette Downs, Senior Producer for Performing Lines Tasmania 2021 and 2022. As an artist and facilitator Nunami has presented work for the Clarence Jazz Festival, Beaker Street Festival and at Contemporary Arts Tasmania.

Today Nunami balances her time between delivering tours, pursuing artistic endeavours and raising her daughter Tanaganutura.