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Arts West, The University of Melbourne

Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony and Presentation

Aunty Diane Kerr is a respected Elder of the Wurundjeri Tribe. Aunty Diane is a Mother, Grandmother, Aunty, and, Great Great- Great Aunty. She has devoted many years to her local community as a mentor and foster carer. She has worked in various fields including child care, education, native title, stolen generation support, and other community work but her passion lies in the area of social, and emotional wellbeing of the Aboriginal communities.

Aunty Diane is inspired by the women in her family. Her motivation is the resilience of her mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Working on Country makes her feel connected to my mother and grandmother. My welcome is always done in their honour. That’s why I wear my possum skin, because that’s my mother’s name - Walert, possum.

Today, she relishes the responsibility of guiding younger generations and works hard to uphold Aboriginal law in a modern, urbanised world

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Arts West, The University of Melbourne

Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

Australia

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