Daphne Rosina COLLESS
Also known as: née Oliver, Rose
Born: 28 May 1928
Died: 10 June 2016
Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: YesSpecial Achievements:
First Aborginal woman manager of the Alcohol Relief Centre, Cairns, Queensland.
1984 - Received the Medal of the Order of Australia.
1987 - The first recipient of the Human Rights Award.Additional Information:
1973 - Became the Liaison Officer with the Department of Aboriginal and Island Affairs (DAIA).
Worked with the Aboriginal Legal Service (3.5 years).
For eight months, worked at the state-level Aboriginal and Islander Commission.
Sykes, Roberta. (1993). Daphne Rose Colless, OAM. Murawina: Australian Women of High Achievement (pp. 83-87). Sydney, New South Wales: Doubleday.
Document - A Kuku Yalanji Rose
December 2016; pp. 12-15.
North Queensland Land Council