It is with deep remorse that East Arnhem Regional Councillors and staff pay tribute to former Northern Land Council Chairman, Mr Wunungmurra and extend our sympathies to his brother, East Arnhem Regional Council President Mr Banambi Wunungmurra and his family.
A signatory to the 1963 Yirrkala Bark Petitions, Mr Wunungmurra was a senior Aboriginal leader, respected throughout Australia.
Decades of tireless work championing Aboriginal rights was recognised recently, honored at Garma Festival as a Yolngu Hero.
While his gentle nature, love of education and advocacy for indigenous rights leaves a legacy that will be profoundly missed, he has paved the way for the next generation to follow.
Rest in peace brother, friend and family member.
From the Councillors and Staff of East Arnhem Regional Council.
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