Evelyn Ruth SCOTT
Also known as: née Backo
Died: 21 September 2017
Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: YesSpecial Achievements:
1991 - First female chairperson of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.
2000 - Honorary doctorate awarded by University of Western Sydney.
Aboriginal rights campaigner.
1977 - Received the Queen's Jubilee Medal, contribution to the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
2000 - Awarded honorary doctorate from the Australian Catholic University.
2001 - Awarded honorary doctorate from James Cook University.
2001 - Awarded an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia. 2003 - Recipient of the Queensland Greats Award, contribution to the history and development of the state.
Martin, Ray. (2000, December). Great Scott. The Australian Women’s Weekly, 56-58.