The passing of Bob Maynard

1 November, 2010

The passing of Bob Maynard

November 1, 2010

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council would like to express its condolences to the Maynard family, following the shock passing of Bob last week.

Bob's untimely passing has sent shock waves through the entire NSW Aboriginal land rights network.

Regarded as one of the 'land rights movement' family, he'll be sorely missed by those that knew him.

Bob has worked tirelessly for the advancement of Aboriginal rights.

Be it land rights, training and education, health or housing, Bob has played an integral role in developing the capacity of Aboriginal people across the state.

Most recently Bob served with distinction as CEO of Jerringa Local Aboriginal Land Council, having also worked with NSWALC some years back.

He spent time as a trainer and educator at the Yanco Agriculture College in southern NSW, whilst also spending time at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC).

Bob was a well-liked identity on the south coast, and will be remembered for his kind nature and tireless work ethic.

His service to the Aboriginal community of NSW and indeed the nation is to be celebrated, respected and never forgotten.

Rest in Peace Bob.


11.00am Monday 8th November 2010
Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens, Worrigee
Refreshments at 'Reflections Tea Rooms' at the Crematorium


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.