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WA Senior Australian of the Year, Patrick Dodson, wins John Curtin medal
Patrick Dodson, WA Senior Australian of the Year 2009 has been awarded the 2009 John Curtin medal.
Curtin University acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Robyn Quin said in The Northern Leader, 10 October, “Patrick Dodson has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian community over many years and we are delighted to present the John Curtin medal to a man known throughout the nation as the father of reconciliation.
“He is one of this country’s most respected and influential Aboriginal leaders who has a vision for Australia that is reconciled with and inclusive of all its members, particularly the nation’s indigenous peoples.”
This award is the highest non-academic award offered by the Curtin University and is presented to outstanding citizens who exhibit John Curtin’s qualities of vision, leadership and community service.
The National Australia Day Council congratulates Professor Dodson on receiving this prestigious award.