A fighter for equality: the late Aunty Patsy Nagas

22 January, 2014

A fighter for equality: the late Aunty Patsy Nagas

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Kyogle and wider Aboriginal community mourns the passing of Bundjalung elder Aunty Patsy Nagas following a long battle with kidney disease.

A bridge builder for all people, she was the former chairwoman of the Gugin Gudduba Local Aboriginal Land Council and was elected to Kyogle Council in 2004 where she went on to become Deputy Mayor.

Aunty Patsy was also well-known for her community-based support in helping establish the Kyogle Youth Centre, Community Gym and was always cheering on the Kyogle Turkeys Rugby League Club.

Current Gugin Gudduba LALC Chief Executive, Ron Randall says Aunty Patsy was a proud Aboriginal woman who would bring the community together and that her passion for her people would be her greatest legacy.

Funeral Details:

Where: Catholic Churcy on the Summerland Way, main street in Kyogle 

When: 11am, 30th Kanuary 2014


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.