Congratulations Aunty Eleanor Bourke

Council congratulates Associate Professor Eleanor Bourke AM on her appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia.

Monday, 14 February 2022 at 11:45 pm

This recognition of Aunty Eleanor's lifelong service to Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, to justice and to education is profoundly important to Victorian Traditional Owners and a significant step towards understanding the principle of self-determination for mob everywhere.

As an inaugural member of Council, Aunty Eleanor’s contribution to Council until her resignation in 2018 was significant. We thank her for her insight, passion and commitment to the protection and celebration of Cultural Heritage.   

Innaugural Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council with Minister Richard Wynne, 2008
Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (inaugural) with then Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Richard Wynne, at the launch of Council's first Strategic Plan in 2008

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