- 17 February 1945
Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement, Queensland, Australia
Lillian is of the first generation of Aboriginal high school and university graduates and has an impressive track record of full time work, study and concomitant achievements. She has traversed new terrain in order that younger ones might follow.
Lillian has worked or studied full time since the age of 17 - almost forty years. She continues to work as an educator in Aboriginal affairs and education 25 hours a day, eight days a week! She is currently the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Education at the University of Melbourne.