Australia Day Council Northern Territory
Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr - Baumann

Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM, an Aboriginal elder and renowned artist, activist, writer and public speaker.

Miriam-Rose was the Territory’s first fully qualified Aboriginal teacher. As an art consultant for the Department of Education, she advocated strongly for the inclusion of visual art as part of every child’s education.

In 2013, Miriam-Rose established the Miriam Rose Foundation, to bridge the divide between Aboriginal culture and mainstream society, driving reconciliation at a grassroots level. Through her professional and creative life, she has remained dedicated to maintaining the cultural independence of her people.

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