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Aunty Diane Kerr

Elder of the Wurundjeri Tribe

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

Aunty Diane is inspired by the women in her family, particularly the resilience of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

‘Working on Country makes me 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.