2014 Citizen of the Year - Uncle Harry Allie

30 January 2014

As a descendant of the Kudjula Tribal Group, Uncle Harry tirelessly volunteers his time and energy to better the lives of his people. He is currently on several committees and provides direction and support to ensure an Aboriginal perspective is always looked at and considered when developing new policies and practices in the community sector around education, health and employment.

Uncle Harry was the Chair of the Bankstown Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Advisory Committee over many years and has played an integral part in creating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan for Bankstown. In addition to working closely with South Western Sydney Local Health District on Closing the Gap initiatives, Uncle Harry has held many community positions at the local and state level.

He has been awarded one of five prestigious Elders Awards by the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council for his lifelong contribution to higher Indigenous education in Australia.