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Shane Smithers is a Darug man of the Burraberongal clan. He is a university lecturer, Aboriginal spokesperson and renowned Aboriginal artist. Shane has lectured in community development, cultural studies and communications at the University of Western Sydney, Indigenous Education at Macquarie University, and Cultural Perspectives at UWS College. He has had a number of exhibitions of his paintings and wooden artefacts. Shane enjoys lutherie (guitar making), painting, exploring Aboriginal places, motorbike riding and the bush.