Aunty Dulcie Flower

Aunty Dulcie Flower is a Meriam woman whose family is from Erub (Darnley Island), Torres Strait. She was born in Cairns and trained as a nurse at the Cairns Base Hospital before moving to Sydney, where she gained registration as a midwife, operating theatre nurse and diabetes educator. Due to community needs at the time, she was also a dental nurse, Aboriginal health worker and community educator. During the Referendum campaigns, Aunty Dulcie was a member of the Aborigines Progressive Association and the Aboriginal Australian Fellowship in Sydney, and General Secretary of Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.
Aunty Dulcie has represented AMS, AH&MRC and NACCHO on expert panels and committees on numerous health topics and research projects at local, state, national and international levels. She has also worked at major teaching hospitals and lectured in Aboriginal health at Faculties of Nursing in private and public universities.
Aunty Dulcie is an appointed Board member of the ATSIC Torres Strait Advisory Board and an elected member of ATSIC Sydney Regional Council. She is a foundation member of the AMS Redfern and Bangarra Dance Theatre. She is also a Board member for Carers NSW and Board member for AMS Redfern. Aunty Dulcie is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, Member of the Order of Australia and Officer of the Order of Australia. Aunty Dulcie is a foundation member of CATSINaM and values the opportunity to be a member of the Elders’ Circle.

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