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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Eileen Cummings
Name: Cummings, Eileen
Place of Birth: Arnhem Land
Date of Birth: 1943-01-01
Cultural heritage: Indigenous Australian
Occupation: Teacher
Policy and Liaison Officer
Indigenous Leader
Biographical notes: Eileen Cummings was born in Central Arnhem Land. She is a member of the 'Stolen Generation' having been taken from her mother as a young girl to live on Croker Island. Eileen has the distinction of being the first Indigenous person to qualify as a Pre-school teacher in the Northern Territory. She has also worked as a policy and liaison officer, an adult educator and program manager. She has dedicated much of her work and life to addressing Indigenous community issues, particularly those related to alcohol and violence. She is well known for her humanitarian work and is respected by Indigenous women and communities across the Territory. She is the mother of three children and grandmother to ten.
Related link: "'Long journey' to national apology" by Lindy Kerin. The World Today, ABC. Wednesday, 13 February 2008.
2003 Recipients of the Tribute to Northern Territory Women : Eileen Cummings
Related Materials: Aboriginal family violence : a report to the Northern Territory Government, May 1995. Darwin : Office of Women's Affairs, 1995. NTC 362.8292 ABOR
Cummings, Eileen. Community profiles : a report to the Northern Territory Government, May 1995. Darwin : Office of Women's Affairs, 1995. PAM 362.8292 CUMM
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