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Also known as: Dr Margaret Valadian

Born: 3 September 1936

Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: Yes

Special Achievements:

1966 - First Aboriginal to graduate from University of Queensland (Bachelor of Social Sciences).
First Woman and first Australian President of the East-West Centre Student Association at University of Hawaii.  
1976 - Founded Queensland ATSIC Teacher Aides Development Project.
1976 - Appointed Civil Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to the Aboriginal Community.
1978 - Founded Aboriginal Training & Cultural Institute in Sydney.
1986 - Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

Additional Information:

1995 – Awarded an honorary doctorate of letters degree, Macquarie University.