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In partnership with Communities for Children Onkaparinga, two unique projects took place at Taikurrendi Children's Centre and Coolock House that saw the creation of beautiful brand new songs, composed by mothers of diverse backgrounds and experience. 

Coolock House
Taikurrendi Children's Centre

Lullaby Project Australia

May-July 2022

Hackham West
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Taikurrendi Children's Centre

First Nations mothers collaborated with Cultural Consultant, Donna Tschuna, across a number of weeks, to write their own lullaby to celebrate culture, Country and family connections. First Nations artist, Nathan May, worked with Lullaby Artist Hilary Kleinig to support parents to compose these unique songs for their babies. Children at the centre spent time singing and sharing stories with Donna, Nathan and Hilary, as part of their weekly kindergarten program. The newly created lullabies will be recorded in July and shared amongst the Taikurrendi and local community.  

Coolock House

At Coolock House, young mothers accessing services of the centre came together across a four week program with artists Hilary Kleinig and Jodie O'Regan to share stories, songs and create new lullabies for their children - gifts that will last a lifetime.


The project focussed on empowering participants through creative expression and celebrating the unique creative voice of all involved. A professional collaborative recording session enable participants to record their lullabies with Lullaby Project artists.


Coolock House offers 24-hour supported accommodation for young women aged up to 25 years who are pregnant or parenting and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Support is offered to assist with pregnancy or parenting challenges, personal goal setting, education, training, building independent living skills and their transition into long-term housing.

Our Partners


This is a Communities for Children Activity funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

These projects were led by Connecting the Dots in Music in collaboration with

Taikurrendi Children's Centre

Coolock House (Centacare)

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