2019 - ACT Senior Woman of the Year
Dr Anne Martin AM was awarded the 2019 ACT Senior Woman of the Year.
Dr Aunty Anne Martin AM is a Yuin Aboriginal woman who was born and raised in La Perouse, Sydney. Throughout Anne’s life, she has always held close to her heart and mind the advancement of Indigenous rights and Indigenous people more broadly.
In 2012, Anne made the move to Canberra to take up a position at the Australian National University (ANU) as Director of the Tjabal Centre. Anne has supported and mentored hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. She continues this vital work to date and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from World Indigenous Nations University in recognition of her contributions to the success of Indigenous university students.
In the 2019 Australia Day Honours Aunty Anne was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. In 2018, as Co-Chair of the National NAIDOC Committee, Anne helped create the theme "Because of her, we can!". It is because of her that so many have succeeded in their own endeavours.