Also known as: Dr Margaret Valadian
Born: 3 September 1936
Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: YesSpecial 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).
1995 – Awarded an honorary doctorate of letters degree, Macquarie University.
Highest Alumni honour to Aboriginal educator. University News. November 20, 1996:5.