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State Funeral for Uncle Lyall Munro Senior

Watch the State Funeral for respected Komeroi (pronounced Gomeroi) Elder Uncle Lyall Munro Senior, which was held in Moree on Saturday, 11 July 2020.

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Acknowledgement of country

The NSW Government pays respect to the Kamilaroi people and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge their continued connection to their country and culture.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Biography

Uncle Lyall Munro

Uncle Lyall Munro Senior

(30 September 1931 to 21 May 2020)

The State Funeral will honour Uncle Lyall Munro Senior’s extraordinary legacy and contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Uncle Lyall Munro Senior was a passionate land-rights leader and campaigner who demonstrated a life-long commitment to campaigning for the rights, social justice, equality, and interests of Aboriginal peoples in NSW, nationally and at times internationally.

Throughout his life, he worked tirelessly on improving conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, no matter where they came from or lived, and leaves a profound legacy of achievements.

Watch the funeral

Watch the State Funeral for Uncle Lyall Munro Senior, which was held on Saturday, 11 July 2020 at Moree Boomerangs Oval.

COVID safe measures for attendees

Only immediate family were invited to Uncle Lyall Munro Senior’s State Funeral.

Rigorous COVID Safe measures were in place during the funeral. Attendees were required to adhere to the latest public health advice, and practice physical distancing and good hygiene. Anyone that was feeling unwell was advised to not attend or travel, and get tested.

Make a donation

The family has requested that, in lieu of floral tributes, please donate to Friends of Myall Creek.

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