The State Funeral for Komeroi Elder Lyall Munro Senior will be held in Moree this Saturday.
Because of Coronavirus, only immediate family can attend Uncle Lyall’s State Funeral.
However, community members will be able to watch the entire service online from 10am on Saturday or watch at a later date. The link to the funeral service is below.
Community can also pay tribute to Uncle Lyall by writing a personal message on an online condolence book, which will be printed and presented to the Munro family.
Uncle Lyall’s son Lloyd Munro, Deputy Chair of the Moree Local Aboriginal Land Council, said he knows that community members will understand the need to adhere to COVID-19 health rules.
“We’re doing everything we can to make sure dad’s funeral is a fitting send-off for an extraordinary man. We’re looking after my dad, but we also have to look after our community. And we know that the mob wants to be safe and stay safe as well, so I hope everyone can participate by watching dad’s service online,” he said.
Uncle Lyall Munro Senior was a dedicated and life-long member of the Land Rights Movement, who spent his lifetime advocating for the rights of all Aboriginal people.
He called for independence, self-reliance, and the social rights necessary for all Aboriginal people to share in society: the rights to education, legal services, medical services, and a decent standard of living.
The NSW Aboriginal Land Council extends its deepest sympathy and respect to the Munro family.
State Funeral for Uncle Lyall Munro Senior
Date: Saturday 11 July
Time: Streamed live online from 10am for community members
Online Condolence Book for your messages: