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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Mary Lee
Name: Lee, Mary Agripina
Also known as: Cubillo, Mary
Cubillo, Pina
Place of Birth: Darwin
Date of Birth: 1931-06-23
Cultural heritage: Indigenous Australian
Occupation: Business Woman
Community Leader
Company Director
Biographical notes: Mary Lee was the third child of Juan and Louisa Cubillo. Her father, a wharfie, died in the Bombing of Darwin, 19 February 1942, when he was unloading the ship Neptuna. Mary married Herbert Lee in 1949 and together they raised eleven children. Mrs Lee studied at the University of Canberra and in 1994 at the age of 64, earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Cultural Heritage Management. Mary Lee was also named NAIDOC Scholar of the Year 1994/5. She went on to be Director of Biliru Tours, Biliru Transport Services and Larrakia Cultural Experiences. As an elder of the Larrakia People, Mary Lee has been a leading figure in the Darwin community and matriarch of a large, respected Aboriginal family. Source: Gary Lee, son of Mary Lee and Larrakia Land Corporation Newsletter, June 2006.
Honours and Awards: NAIDOC Scholar of the Year 1994/95.
Related link: Giese, Diana. A Better Place to Live : Making the Top End a New Kind of Community: Fresh Baywater Press, 2009.
Lee, Mary 1931-, and Gary (Gary Philip Gurrulan) 1962- Lee. Mary Lee Interviewed by Gary Lee in the Bringing Them Home Oral History Project. Darwin, Recorded on Oct. 9, 2000.
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation. Saltwater People : Larrakia Stories from around Darwin. Darwin : Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation, 2002.
Carter, Inez Cubillo. Keeper of Stories : The History of the Cubillo Family, 1788-1996. Alice Springs, N.T. : Cubillo-Carter Enterprises, 2000.
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