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Thorpe, Marjorie

Born
Yallourn, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Aboriginal child welfare worker and Aboriginal community worker

Summary

Marjorie Thorpe, a descendant of the Gunnai and Maar people of Southern Australia, was born and raised in Yallourn, Victoria. She was a director of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) and Coordinator of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC). She also held the positions of Victorian Co-Commissioner for the Stolen Generations Inquiry and Council member for the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.

Sources used to compile this entry: Briskman, Linda, The Black Grapevine: Aboriginal Activism and the Stolen Generations, The Federation, Annandale, NSW, 2003, 213 pp. p. 20..

Leonarda Kovacic and Barbara Lemon

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