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First Nations Academic in Residence

Dr. Bilawara Lee (OAM)

Bilawara Lee

The Larrakia academic-in-residence provides culturally informed guidance, direction, and support to CDU's Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, staff, and stakeholders. 

Respected Larrakia Elder Bilawara Lee, affectionately known around CDU as Aunty B, is acknowledged locally and internationally as a community communicator, healer, and teacher of ancient wisdom with more than 30 years of experience in education and health. 

Aunty B was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in January 2024 for her services to the community.

The position is part of CDU's various commitments to formally acknowledge the Larrakia people as the traditional owners of the land on which the Casuarina and Palmerston campuses stand.


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