Since the launch of the 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll we have received many requests for certificates to be presented to individual nominees at special events organised by their nominees or local communities. It is so wonderful to see the support and appreciation for these women from their communities.
This story written by Hamish Broome and featured in The Northern Star, came across my desk today so I thought I would share it with you…
Source: Northern Star 3 December 2013
Four women of the Northern Rivers have been honoured for their dedication to health initiatives with nominations to the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
The Northern NSW Local Health District recognised Aunty Patsy Nagus of Kyogle, Mollie Strong of Byron Bay, Aunty Muriel Burns of Maclean, and the late Pauline Plant of Yamba.
A leading Bundjalung elder, Aunty Patsy was born in the mortuary at Casino Hospital in 1957. Following in the footsteps of her grandmother, her spiritual teacher, she developed a passion for the well-being of her people.
She has spent her life volunteering in education and politics, is a regular face at the NAIDOC march through Kyogle, has attended rallies in Sydney and Canberra, and has even met John Howard.
Today, since being diagnosed with kidney disease, she campaigns for better and more culturally appropriate dialysis services for Aboriginal people, a relatively large proportion of who suffer from kidney disease. More
About Hidden Treasures
To find out who the 2013 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll recipients are, download the booklet from the Rural Women’s Network Website. You’ll also find information on the project and details on how to nominate a rural woman for the 2014 Honour Roll.