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Quagliotti, Winnie (1932 - 1988)

Born
1932
Coranderrk Aboriginal station?, Victoria, Australia
Died
August, 1988
Occupation
Aboriginal activist, Community worker and Aboriginal spokesperson

Summary

Winnie Quagliotti was raised on Coranderrk Aboriginal station in Victoria, and moved to Dandenong in the late 1960s. She was a grand-niece of William Barak, chief of the Wurundjeri (Woiworung). As a spokesperson for her people, she was known throughout Australia. She was chairperson of the Aboriginal Housing Board, a founding member of the Dandenong Aboriginal Cooperative, and a founder of the Burrai Child Care Centre and the Aboriginal Family Aid Support Unit.

Sources used to compile this entry: Horton, David (ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, Vol. 2, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1994, p. 913.

Leonarda Kovacic and Nikki Henningham

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