Kemarre Margaret Mary TURNER

Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: Yes

Special Achievements:

Former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) Councillor.

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week Aboriginal of the Year.

1997 - Awarded Order of Australia, for services to the Community of Central Australia.


  • References

    Kemarre wins top honour.  Centralian Advocate.  January 28, 1999:page unknown.  

  • References

    Dietrich, Kirran.  Corroboree 2000:  Oh what a feeling.  Centralian Advocate.  June 2, 2000:37.

  • References

    Grimm, Dorothy.  Margaret OAM:  from sand to canvas.  Alice Springs News.  December 18, 2002:9.

  • References

    Lives like in cowboy films fondly recalled.  Alice Springs News.  April 1, 1998:11.

  • Image - Margaret Kemarre Turner

    Margaret Kemarre Turner is a respected Eastern Arrernte elder, cultural adviser, teacher, artist and author.

    Photo used with permission of National Office for the Participation of Women.