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N.A.C. elects woman chairman



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N.A.C. Elects Woman Chairman

The National Executive of the National Aboriginal Conference at

its inaugural meeting in Canberra today elected a woman as its National

Chairman, Pis. Lois O'Donoghue, A.PI., of South Australia, a former Regional

Director of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs of South Australia.

A Queenslander, Plr dim Hagan of Cunnamulla, was elected Deputy

Chairman.

Pis. O'Donoghue and Plr Hagan were also elected to the Council

for Aboriginal Development.

Other members elected to the Council for Aboriginal Development were

Plr George Plye, Pl.B.E., of the Torres Strait, Plr U.PI. (daylma) Plartin of the

Northern Territory and Plr Bill Bird from New South Wales.

The meeting continues tomorrow with an agenda which includes details

of incorporation of the N.A.C. and administrative decisions in preparation

for the inaugural annual meeting of thirty-five members of the National

Aboriginal Conference in Canberra in early Plarch.

CANBERRA, A.C.T.

9 FEBRUARY. 1978