- 4 September 1931
Oakhill, North Yass, New South Wales
- Champion for social equity for Aborigines and for reconciliation and Senior Ngunnawal elder
- Alternative Names
- Aunty Agnes Shea
- Bulger, Agnes
- Walker, Agnes
Aunty Agnes Shea is a highly respected elder of the Ngunnawal Aboriginal people of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). A foundation member of the United Ngunnawal Elders' Council and a member of the ACT Heritage Council, Aunty Agnes works toward improving non-Indigenous Australians' understanding of Aboriginal culture. She contributes significantly to progress towards reconciliation. (Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians. It is about respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and valuing justice and equity for all Australians.) Her work in the area of health and social equity for Aboriginal people contributes to an increase in the quality of life for many. Aunty Agnes is one of the Ngunnawal elders who performs the traditional Ngunnawal Welcome to Country ceremony for visitors to the ACT.