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Sarah Rhodes, photographer,
silver gelatin print, 60x60cm,
Koorie Heritage Trust, 2011
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Yorta Yorta Elder Henry Atkinson is a recently retired professor from Monash University.
He shows teachers ways to connect with Aboriginal students so they can receive the best education. He wants young Indigenous Australians to strive to be role models for the next generation – to work in business, law and medicine.
Uncle Henry wore the Yorta Yorta cloak at the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. The Yorta Yorta community at Echuca were involved in making the cloak with the support of artist Treahna Hamm.
Click here to watch Interview: Yorta Yorta Elder Professor Henry Atkinson.