||Patricia was born in Tamworth on 15/02/47, but has lived in the Hunter area on and off for over 50 years. Her family ties extend from the Hunter to the New England tablelands.
Pat believes that having a Christian up-bring has made her a better person, with strong family values, and work ethics.
Pat has been an active, committed member of our Community, working with different women, elders and youth groups. She helped organise an Indigenous ‘Girlz Talk’ program within the Hunter High Schools, an elders cooking and craft group, worked with women and young girls on the CDEP for 10 years, doing sewing, mosaic, screen-printing and quilting.
Pat is a long time member of the Awabakal Co-op and Awabakal Land Council.
Patricia held the position as Executive Secretary for 10 years and 4 years as Assistant Secretary.
Pat believes that the way forward for Aboriginal people, is to set achievable goals, be positive, stand united, have a clear vision about where you are heading through education, training, and reconciliation.
Patricia has been a Foundation Member of Yarnteen since 1991.