Clare, South Australia, Australia
- Educator, Researcher and Businesswoman
Natascha McNamara was co-founder of the Aboriginal Training and Cultural Institute in Balmain, New South Wales, and president of the Aboriginal Children's Advancement Society Ltd. She has also worked to reform the Aboriginal artefacts industry, and held an Adjunct Senior Research Fellowship with the Centre of Indigenous Development Education and Research (CIDEAR) at the University of Wollongong. McNamara was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 3 June 1978, for her work in Aboriginal education, and as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on 8 June 1992.
McNamara is Managing Director of Accord Cross Cultural Development. She is also a member of the Australian Press Council and the Council of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
Sources used to compile this entry: Horton, David (ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture, Aboriginal Studies Press for AIATSIS, Canberra, 1994, 2 v. (xxxiii, 1340 p.) pp; Australian Press Council, http://www.presscouncil.org.au/.