Uncle Bryce Mora

Uncle Bryce Moran

Bryce Moran was born on the 22 June 1949 on Birpai Country, at the Manning Base Hospital in Taree, an agricultural township on the Manning River on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

Bryce’s family was made up of his Mum and Dad and eight kids – 7 boys and 1 girl. They lived in a three-bedroom house at Purfleet Aboriginal Mission, on the outskirts of Taree.

After Bryce’s mum passed away when Bryce was 5 years old, the family moved around New South Wales, living with families in Newcastle, Armidale and South West Rocks.

Bryce left school in grade 6, when he was about 13 years old. He worked in a range of different jobs – as a bean and pea picker, in a saw-mill, with National Parks and Wildlife and as a rail contractor fixing railway lines where he became a foreman.

Bryce was living in Wollongong when he secured a job with New South Wales Education Department as an Aboriginal Education Assistant at a couple of schools in the area.

Bryce worked with the Education Department for 18 years before retiring and moving to live on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

A few years ago Bryce moved to Port Macquarie to be ‘back home’ on Country and where his family are.

Bryce’s interests are the NRL (The Broncos), boxing and he loves to paint contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art.

On returning to Port Macquarie, Bryce has been painting Country – the rivers, lakes, and mountains up and down the New South Wales coastline. He has also started a project to clean up the Purfleet Aboriginal Cemetery.

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