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Dr. Sue Gordon AM, retired Aboriginal Magistrate Speaks

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Born at Belele Station, near Meekatharra, she was separated from her mother and family at the age of four and raised at Sister Kate’s.

From these beginnings she joined the army and then worked in various administrative positions. Dr Gordon was appointed Commissioner for Aboriginal Planning in 1986, then becoming the first Aboriginal person to head a government department in Western Australia and a magistrate in the Perth Children’s Court. She was one of the first five commissioners of ATSIC and head of the National Indigenous Council in 2004

As a result of her work with Aboriginal people and community affairs, she received the Order of Australia award in 1993. She is heavily involved with PCYC and is its WA President.

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Phone: (08) 9330 0300
Fax: (08) 9330 3598
Address: Melville Senior High School
Potts Street
Melville Western Australia 6156
Email: melville.shs@education.wa.edu.au