Land Rights network mourns Lennie Malone

31 March, 2017

Land Rights network mourns Lennie Malone
31 March 2017

The Land Rights network is mourning the loss of Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council Chair Lennie Malone.

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) Chair Roy Ah-See said Lennie, who passed away on Tuesday after a long illness, was a legend of Land Rights in New South Wales.

"Lennie was a staunch supporter of Land Rights and will be remembered as a passionate representative for Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council.

"Right up to his passing, Lennie remained Chair of Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council, which says everything about his commitment and passion for Land Rights.

"Before starting his association with Aboriginal communities in New South Wales, Lennie served as Town Clerk of Palm Island, in North Queensland.

"His long-standing involvement in Lands Rights in New South Wales started in 1989 at NSWALC where he developed information technology systems for the network, organised State-wide conferences and was active in overseeing the relocation of the State body from Liverpool to Parramatta.

"Lennie was also employed at Kempsey and La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Councils before making his mark at Gandangara where he managed successful land development projects and played an active role in successful land claims, community projects and partnership agreements with local governments.

"Lennie's presence in our Land Rights network will be truly missed but his legacy will live on forever in the lives of those have come into his life."

Lennie Malone's funeral will be held on: 
10.30am,Tuesday, 4 April 2017
St Francis Xavier Church
71 Webster Road, Lurnea

Please make sure you arrive by 10am


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.