Lowitja O'Donoghue

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Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue AC, CBE "was Foundation Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC). A member of the Yankuntjatjara people of South Australia she has devoted her life to the welfare of Aboriginal people. Since qualifying as a triple certificate nurse she has worked in health care, welfare and Aboriginal administration. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1977 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1983, and was honoured as Australian of the year in 1984. In 1993 she received an honorary doctorate from Murdoch University for her achievements in Aboriginal administration. Professor O'Donoghue is Joint Patron for the National Sorry Day Committee. In 2000 she received a honorary Professorial from Flinders University where she is currently a Visiting Professorial Fellow." [1]

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  1. Lowitja O'Donoghue, Asia Pacific Mediation Forum, accessed March 7, 2008.
  2. Patrons List, A Just Australia, accessed March 19, 2008.
  3. 2008 Report, Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund, accessed May 19, 2009.