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Standing ovation for Bourke’s Aboriginal Women of the Year

Top row: Elizabeth Orcher – Foster Mother of the Year; Karmeala McKellar – Aunty of the Year; Melissa Brookson – Employee of the Year; Julie Knight; Lana Rose – Mother of the Year. Seatted: Noeline Wilson; Dawn Smith; Margaret Grimes; June Smith – Grandmother of the Year Photo: Karen Barker

There were tears, applause and standing ovations at this year’s Naidoc Ball in Bourke as some of our most outstanding Aboriginal women were celebrated for their achievements and contributions to the community.

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