Yvonne Weldon Biography
Yvonne Weldon is a proud Wiradjuri woman and she maintains strong ties to her homelands of Cowra and the Riverina areas in New South Wales.
From a young age Yvonne developed a strong passion and commitment to bringing about positive change for Aboriginal people and communities.
Yvonne is the current elected Chairperson of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, a Board member of DVNSW and a Board member of Redfern Jarjum College. She has a passion for improving the lives of all through health, social justice, Aboriginal advancement, children’s rights, education, child protection, research and evaluation.
Yvonne has held key positions with the NSW Government and Aboriginal Community Controlled sectors. In 2016 Yvonne was shortlisted for the Queenslander Literary Awards, Unpublished Indigenous Writer – David Unaipon Award category and was awarded the 2017 Allen & Unwin Faber Writing Academy scholarship.