Vale Dr E. Scott AO

@JCU Vale Dr E. Scott AO

The JCU community would like to pass on its condolences to the family and friends of Indigenous rights activist and leader Dr E. Scott AO.

Dr Scott worked tirelessly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and played an instrumental role in the establishment of legal services, housing societies and medical services in Queensland. She was also involved with the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the "yes" campaign for the 1967 referendum.

Dr Scott was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from JCU in 2002 in recognition of her immense contribution to the community in northern Queensland and beyond. She passed away in Far North Queensland last week at the age of 81.