2018 Inductees to Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll announced

May 30, 2018

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll recognises the achievements of Aboriginal Victorians, both past and present, who have made a profound contribution to their community and to Victoria. Inductees have dedicated their lives to helping others and giving back to their community, while fighting for self-determination and equality. Reconciliation Victoria encourages Victorians to become familiar with and share the inspirational stories and achievements of all inductees on the Roll.

We’re proud that the tireless efforts of long time Reconciliation Victoria Council members John Baxter and Vicki Clark have been acknowledged as they were inducted into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll in 2016 and 2017, respectively. 

2018 Aboriginal Honour Roll Inductees

Nine new inductees for 2018 were announced at a ceremony on October 10, taking the total number of inductees to over 100.

The new inductees for 2018 were:

Ben ‘Lanky’ Manton (1841-1929)
Norman McDonald (1925-2002)
Johnny Lovett
Graham ‘Bootsie’ Thorpe
Jacqui Stewart
Geraldine Atkinson
Barb Gibson-Thorpe
Terry Garwood
Cherie Marie Waight (1962-2014)

More information about past inductees can be found here. 

Honour Roll Roadshow
The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Roadshow 2019 is due to begin early next year, sharing the stories of Aboriginal leaders both past and present across Victoria, while on the look-out for future inductees. Keep an eye on the Aboriginal Victoria website for more details. 

Last Updated: October 24, 2018 at 10:57 am