Colin Herring


2000 BA Flinders University:  Drama, Media and Natural Resource Management. Flinders University

2001 B Indigenous Studies: Arts; Law, Cultural development and Health - Southern Cross University, Lismore

2002 Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment Aboriginal Education Wakefield St

2007 Post-Graduate Certificate of Applied Science in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Law. Focused on Natural Resource Management and Native Title Act.

2010 Masters Indigenous Studies – on hold

2015 PHD – Indigenous Governance –Application on Hold.


APPOINTMENTS as a Community Arts Officer

TAFE Lecturer 1999-2002 Regency TAFE Indigenous VET

Salisbury High, Paralowie High and Christies Beach High School teacher

Clown School at numerous Primary schools and High Schools

1984-1992 Variety Entertainer- Through Trojans Theatrical Agency - Sydney

2001-2016 Santa Claus and Variety Entertainer for Essential Talent (Roz Laidlaw – referee) - including inductions to Myer Group of Companies, Coles, Target - AS (Australian Standard)

1986-2016 Private Jobs as Santa, magician, stiltwalker, clown and Flash Band creator through own business (Daddy Long Legs)

2000-2015 Chief support to Chris MacDonald (referee) organising many promotions in Salisbury CBD Salisbury Parade, Come Out, Salisbury Alive, Mental Health Week, revitalisation of Town Centre includes proposals and grant funding. Strategic Planning

2010-2016 Winter Promotions at National Railway Museum. Thomas the Tank engine and circus train comes to town.

1978 – 2016 CEO of Daddy Long Legs website (under construction) FB Daddy Long Legs

2012/13 Production Crew Adelaide Fringe

2014 Performance ‘jack and the beanstalk’ @ Glenelg and Poets Outa Work (Salisbury) Fringe Events

2016 – Multiple characters in “That siege in Adelaide” Fringe performances, Bakehouse Theatre 23rd Feb-mar 3.


Toyota – Featured Extra

Holeproof Underdaks – Principal featured on stilts

West End with John Swan and the Party Boys – Principal doing a John Cleese funny walk with sidekick (Manwell)

VOICE OVER & Spruiking

100s of clients, Sydney and Adelaide 1992-2016 Chemists, Jewellry, Fresh Food, Fruit and Vegies, Chemists, Target.

Diamonds International 1972

Domestic Violence App, 2016

Christian Missionary DVD for orphans in Vietnam 2016



Medee - supernumary



Magician displaying poker hands for toiletries eg “the full flush and a Full Hand”



Cricket (Adelaide & Sydney)

Cycling Classics (Brisbane to Sydney-3 times)

Adelaide Tour Down Under (One Tree Hill, Salisbury, Victor Harbour, Burnside, Norwood, Prospect (Tourrific -5 times)

George Bass Rowing (Batemans Bay to Bega)



Numerous Articles and Stories in Adelaide University’s “On Dit”

Friendly Streets Poets Anthologies No. 37 & 38 (latest anthology also).

Poets at the Pub (Gawler) anthologies No 5 & 6

Articles in Nexus Magazine

2016 Launch of own poetry book entitled “You are not alone” (Garron Publishing)

Editing – “Seven League Boots” and autobiography due to be published by Christmas 2016


Poetry Slams

Adelaide, Salisbury.


Insurance personal and Public Risk

 $20 mill through Duck for Cover currency to Aug 12 2016



Windows excel word emails

Traffic Marshal for special events SAPOL accreditation

Working with Volunteers / training

Drive a radio station-needs updating

MR Licence and Forklift

Dealing with Chemicals and Poisons safely

Adopt a Creek Program

Child Safe Accreditation

 Colin does have police clearances, and are available on request.


Clown, stilts, juggling, puppetry, magic, comedy



CEO of Salisbury Civic Centre Christopher MacDonald (retired) 0407084143

Roz Laidlaw – Essential Talent 08 82315000

Colin Herring​ Daddy Long Legs

Colin has taught a number of subjects in different capacities. This includes as a VET specialist for TAFE interviewing Indigenous students and delivering a number of subjects.