A Redfern icon passed on

14 February, 2011

A Redfern icon passed on

February 14, 2011

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council would like to express its deepest commiserations to the Scott family following the recent passing of Sylvia.

Sylvia had close links with the land rights movement, with several of the Scott's working within the land council network for some years.

Sylvia, a Wiradjuri woman, became a respected elder and icon of the Redfern area in South Sydney.

She worked closely with the community for many years, and her commitment to her family and her people will be fondly remembered.

Further details regarding Sylvia's funeral will be announced shortly.


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.