Uncle Lyall Munro Senior Death Dead – Uncle Lyall Munro Senior Obituary: Cause of Death
Born into a world of racial segregation in 1931, Uncle Lyall, a boy from Tinga, dedicated his life to his people.
He locked horns with prime ministers, advised leaders, and addressed international peace forums.
He helped establish the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service, rallied against the effects of asbestos mining on the North Coast, contributed to the royal commission into Indigenous deaths in custody, and fought tirelessly for housing for Aboriginal people.
He was crucial in establishing a memorial at the site of the Myall Creek Massacre near Bingara where at least 28 Aboriginal people were killed in 1838.
Representing the NSW Premier today, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said Uncle Lyall was an “amazing Australian”.
“His achievements were many and varied and every single one of them has made a real and tangible difference to his people in Moree and right across this country,” Mr Marshall said.
The respected Komeroi elder, who died in May, was today honoured at a state funeral in his hometown of Moree in northern New South Wales.