Sorry Business – Passing of Land Rights Legend, Allan Lamb

1 March, 2022

1 March 2022

Sorry Business – Passing of Land Rights Legend, Allan Lamb

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and the Land Rights network mourn the passing of Yuwaaliyaay elder, Allan Lamb.

Allan fought tirelessly for Aboriginal people in a host of positions starting in 1977. Most notable for the Land Rights network, Allan was the Chairperson of the Goodooga Local Aboriginal Land Council for numerous years.

Allan was a prominent and respected leader and community warrior, whose legacy will live on and inspire generations to come. In addition to his Land Rights advocacy, he Chaired and held positions with ATSIC, REDI.E, NTSCORP, MLAHMC and Goodooga Magpies RLFC.

NSWALC Councillor for the North Western Region, Anne Dennis said that Allan’s dedication to Land Rights will be remembered by generations to follow.

“I have had the honour and pleasure of knowing and working alongside Allan.  Allan leaves a legacy that will benefit Aboriginal people not only in Goodooga, the North West region, but across NSW. He will always be remembered,” she said.

“On behalf of the Land Rights network, I send my deepest condolences to the Lamb family.”

A funeral service will be held at Magpie Park at Goodooga on Saturday 12th March, 11am with a colour theme Black, White and Orange (Goodooga Magpies and West Tigers apparel).

Our thoughts go out to Allan’s family and the Goodooga community at this time.


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.