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Valadian, Margaret (1936 - )

AO, MBE, FACE

Born
3 September 1936
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Occupation
Educator

Summary

Margaret Valadian was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) on 26 January 1986 and Civil Member of the Order of the British Empire on 12 June 1976 for services to the Aboriginal Community.

Details

Events

3 September 1936
Born: daughter of O. Valadian
1961 - 1962
Welfare worker, Welfare Board Northern Territory
1964
Research Officer, Department of Territories Papua New Guinea
1966
Graduated Bachelor Social Studies, University of Queensland (first Aboriginal graduate of this university)
1966
Department of Native Affairs, Western Australia
1969
Completed Master of Education, University of Hawaii
1970
Chair, Aboriginal Art Advisory Council
1973
Completed Master of Social Welfare, State University of New York
1974
Social Planning consultant, Schools Commission Canberra
1976 - 1978
Director, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teacher Aides Development Program
1978
Director, Aboriginal Education Centre, University of Wollongong
1978 - 1990
Founder and co-director, Aboriginal Training and Cultural Institute (Sydney)
1984
Visiting Professor, Rural Education at the University of Alaska
1984 - 1987
Deputy Chair, New South Wales Board of Adult Education
1995
Awarded the honourary degree of Doctor of Letters from Macquarie University
1996
Winner: Alumnus of the Year Award, The University of Queensland's Alumni Association
1998 - 2002
Member, Council of the Order of Australia

Sources used to compile this entry: Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp.

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