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Dr Marika was a calm, yet strong voice.



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Dr Marika Was A Calm, Yet Strong Voice Tuesday, 13 May 2008

The sudden death of Dr Marika is a sad day for her immediate family, her people in the Yirrkala Community and all Territ Territory, Nigel Scullion said today.

“I was saddened to hear the news of Dr Marika’s passing. She was a tireless and passionate advocate for the education alike,” Senator Scullion said.

“Her awards as Territorian of the Year and the Northern Territory’s Australian of the Year in recent years, were well dese efforts as an educator and interpreter. She was a calm, yet strong voice for her Arnhem Land community.” added Senato

“My thoughts go out to her three children, family and the entire Yirrkala Community,” he said.

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