Qld Se­nior Aus­tralian of Year re­vealed

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

COM­MU­NITY el­der Aunty Lil­lian Burke missed out last night on win­ning the 2019 Queens­land Se­nior Aus­tralian of the Year.

Aunty Lil­lian was one of four nom­i­nees for the state hon­our, so nom­i­nated for her vol­un­teer work in the Gympie re­gion com­mu­nity, and her po­si­tion as a com­mu­nity el­der.

She was re­cently named a Se­nior Fel­low of USC for her work in en­cour­ag­ing young Abo­rig­i­nal stu­dents to study and move on to univer­sity.

2019 Queens­land Se­nior Aus­tralian of the Year is 68year-old sci­en­tist, Pro­fes­sor James Dale AO of Mog­gill.

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