Mum Shirl never attended school and was brought up by her grandparents in the bush in Cowra, NSW. She could not read or write, was epileptic, but had an extraordinary life, and was respected by all.
Mum Shirl, Shirley Smith was given many awards for her community service.
Mum Shirl fought against a stereotyped and racist white society where Aboriginal people over centuries have been deleted from Australian history books. Mum Shirl took in and cared for over 250 children and not just Aboriginal children.
Mum Shirl worked with the Redfern Legal Service and was visiting prisons before the Legal Service was even started.
A part of NAIDOC week.
Thursday 4 July to Saturday 27 July 2019
fficial opening Thursday 4 July, 6-8pm
- Mobility access