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Uncle Murray Everett

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Murray Everett

Elder in Residence (Launceston)

Room 113 , K

+61 3 6324 3222 (phone)

Murray.Everett@utas.edu.au

General Responsibilities

Duties include:

  • Providing advice and support to Aboriginal students and staff.
  • Supporting the University to improve recruitment and outcomes for Aboriginal students.
  • Providing guidance and mentoring to all University staff and students about Aboriginal Culture, Knowledge's and discourses and protocols.
  • Welcome to Country

Uncle Murray Everett, a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder came to the University to undertake study to enable him to help sort out some of the problems in his community in Launceston. He now spends much of his time putting his knowledge to use in helping his people particularly the younger generations. The rewards for Uncle Murray are in knowing he is working to make a better life for Aboriginal youth.

Over the years his dedication to helping the younger generations has been ongoing and he has been a foster parent since 1984 for Aboriginal youth.

Uncle Murray is on various boards and committees in Tasmania including Tasmania Aboriginal Centre, Tasmania Aboriginal Childcare Centre Association, Aboriginal Housing Tasmania, Aboriginal Elders Council of Tasmania, Tasmania Aboriginal Women Arts and Craft.

As an Elder in Residence on the Launceston Campus he is available to support all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.