Secretary of the Dharriwaa Elders Group, Indigenous Knowledge
Virginia Robinson (BA/LLB/GDHM/RN) is a Gamilaraay woman from Walgett and Secretary of the Dharriwaa Elders Group. Virginia grew up and was educated in Walgett, before moving to Sydney to work as a registered nurse and midwife, and then Melbourne to study and work in criminal and constitutional law.
She returned to live in Walgett in 2003 and has since then been leading efforts with the Dharriwaa Elders Group to advocate for culture, language and heritage issues and improving access to justice for the Aboriginal community in Walgett.
Virginia is an author of multiple publications including the Briefing Paper on the core principles underpinning the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership between the Dharriwaa Elders Group and UNSW which are being community-led, culturally connected, holistic, strengths-focused and rights-based.