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Minister Macklin addresses the women

Warmun women performing a special ceremony for Queenie at their book launch in Canberra

Shirley Purdie, Chairwoman of Warmun Community, launches the book

Melbourne
Paul Kelly

Melbournes Deputy Lord Mayor, Suzan Riley, and Ernie Dingo

Paul Kelly and Ernie Dingo launch Queenie's book

Sydney
NSW Governor Marie Bashir launches the book in Sydney

Sydney launch venue, Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery

 

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Phyllis Thomas, Mary Thomas, Peggy Patrick, Mona Ramsey and Shirley Purdie

Warmun women performing a special ceremony for Queenie at their book launch in Canberra

Jennifer with women

Women of Warmun Community officially launch their book at the National Museum Canberra. Thank you to Argyle Diamond Mine and Rio Tinto for sponsoring the event.

Click here to read the SPEECH made by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Minister Macklin congratulates the women

Click on the play button to hear the ABC, Genevieve Jacobs, interview the women elders of Warmun Community, Author Jennifer Joi Field and Minister Jenny Macklin during the official book launch held at The National Museum Canberra, AUSTRALIA.




Melbournes Deputy Lord Mayor, Susan Riley, and Ernie Dingo
Melbourne Launch  venue, Federation Square

Australia's much loved Indigenous celebrity Ernie Dingo welcomes the Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Susan Riley, to the stage at Federation Square to assist him launch Queenie's book.

Ernie then teamed up with one of Australia's most celebrated performers Paul Kelly to celebrate the life of Queenie McKenzie. Click here to see Paul singing The Ballad of Queenie and Rover, a story that you can read in the Book in Queenie’s own voice.

Paul Kelly and Ernie Dingo launch Queenie's book



Sydney launch venue, Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery
NSW Governor Marie Bashir launches the book in Sydney
Governor of NSW launches Queenie’s book in Sydney



Nancy a Texas Downs elder, approves the final publication
L-R,Roslyn, Sade and Katie, women from Texas Downs enjoy their new book
Women from Texas Downs enjoy their new book

 

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