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Geraldine Atkinson

Dedicated to Victorian Koorie Education

Born 1952

Aunty Geraldine Atkinson is a proud Bangerang/Wiradjuri warrior woman. For over thirty years Geraldine has been an important presence in the Victorian Aboriginal community, dedicating her career to increasing opportunities available for Aboriginal community through education in Victoria.

Geraldine’s passion has ensured that genuine progress is made for Aboriginal people in education in the state of Victoria. She is particularly dedicated to seeing language and culture taught throughout Victorian schools.


Geraldine’s passion for education led her to the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI). Geraldine became President of VAEAI in 1999 and, in this role, has contributed her knowledge to key policies and strategies that have shaped Aboriginal education in Victoria.

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