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Lorna Fejo

Lorna Fejo

Australian activist
Lorna Fejo
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Intro Australian activist
Is Activist
From Australia
Type Activism
Gender female
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Biography

Lorna "Nanna Nungala" Fejo (born 14 June 1930) is a Warumungu woman named by then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, in his historic Apology to the Stolen Generations, on 13 February 2008.

At four years of age, she was forcibly removed from her family and community at Tennant Creek. She never again saw her mother, who died before Fejo was able to leave institutional care. Fejo was initially sent to The Bungalow (in Alice Springs), and was later sent to Methodist missions on Goulburn Island and then Croker Island.

Fejo was allowed to leave the mission aged sixteen, in order to take a domestic job in Darwin.

Since 1973 Fejo has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In 1998 Fejo was given the Australian Medical Association's Best Individual Contribution to Healthcare in Australia Award, for her contribution as the coordinator of the Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture program in the Northern Territory.

In 2000 Fejo was awarded Australia Day Honours, for services to the Aboriginal community.

There is a brief biography of Lorna on the Northern Territory Library's Territory Women website.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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