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“We are all here now and we have to solve our differences and live together as Australians... I will use the title you have honoured me with to bring the Australian people together... Together we can build a remarkable country"

Lowitja O’Donoghue was born in 1932 at Indulkana, in the remote north-west corner of South Australia, to a Pitjantjatjara mother and an Irish father. Her strong desire was to be a nurse, and despite barriers and challenges she faced by virtue of her Aboriginality, she successfully became a charge sister. This experience sowed the seed for her lifelong advocacy for Aboriginal rights.

Her work was recognised through numerous accolades and awards.

@Next Practice Deakin, we’re passionate about doing the right thing by our patients, advocate and collaborate in an authentic partnership so together we can build remarkable care and outcomes.