A caring and motivated matriarch.
Wurundjeri Elder Di Kerr has made a life-long contribution to her community in the areas of health, welfare, education and land rights. Born in Carlton in 1954, Di identifies with the Ganun Willam Balak clan of the Wurundjeri. Di is inspired by the women in her family and has been motivated by the resilience of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Di has devoted many years to improving the lives of those in her local community. She has worked in various fields including child care, education, native title, Stolen Generations support, and other community activities. Di has been a mentor and foster carer for many Aboriginal children and young people, with her passion being the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal communities. Di continues to be dedicated to improving the lives of those around her. She relishes the responsibility of guiding younger generations and works hard to uphold Aboriginal culture in a modern, urbanised world.