Mum Shirl

Organization founder

1924 – 1998

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Who was Mum Shirl?

Shirley Colleen Smith, better known as Mum Shirl, was a prominent Aboriginal Australian and activist committed to justice and welfare of Aboriginal Australians. She was a founding member of the Aboriginal Legal Service, Aboriginal Medical Service, Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the Aboriginal Children’s Service,and the Aboriginal Housing Company in Redfern, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

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Born
Nov 22, 1924
Cowra
Religion
  • Catholicism
Died
Apr 28, 1998

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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