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Flick, Isabel Ann (1928 - 2000)

OBE

Born
1928
Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
Died
February 2000
Australia
Occupation
Aboriginal rights activist, Community worker and Educator

Summary

Isabel Flick grew up in a camp in northern New South Wales, and worked on health, education and other social issues across the state. She helped establish Aboriginal housing in Collarenebri, New South Wales. She was a recipient of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community. Together with her sister Rose, she fought a long battle for the protection of the carved trees at the Collymongle Bora (male initiation) ground, northern New South Wales. The last four years before her death she lived in Gunnedah, New South Wales. She regularly travelled to Sydney to teach Aboriginal history at the Tranby Aboriginal College where she was on the Board of Directors.

Sources used to compile this entry: Kovacic, Leonarda, 'Cataloguing culture : in search of the origins of written records, material culture and oral histories of the Gamaroi, northern New South Wales', PhD thesis, The University of Melbourne, 2001, 676 pp.

Archival resources

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project)

  • Isabel Flick, Gunnedah, 13 September 1999 - interview; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details

Leonarda Kovacic

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