State Funeral Uncle Lyall Munro Senior
[supplied by NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet]
A NSW State Funeral for respected Komeroi (pronounced Gomeroi) Elder Uncle Lyall Munro Senior will be held in Moree for immediate family on Saturday, 11 July 2020, with the broader community given online opportunities to pay tribute to the passionate land-rights leader and campaigner.
Uncle Lyall Munro Senior, who was dedicated to improving the lives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, passed away on 21 May 2020 in his hometown of Moree in north-west NSW.
Uncle Lyall Munro Senior demonstrated a life-long commitment to campaigning for the rights, social justice, equality and interests of Aboriginal people in NSW, nationally and at times, internationally.
Throughout his life, he worked tirelessly on improving conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, no matter where they came from or lived, and leaves a profound legacy of achievements.
The funeral will be limited to immediate family only, which is expected to be a maximum of 650 people.
Rigorous COVID-Safe measures will be in place during the funeral, with invited family members required to continue adhering to the latest public health advice, including practicing physical distancing and good hygiene.
Anyone feeling unwell should not attend or travel and should get tested. Members of the community can watch the service online at www.nsw.gov.au/statefuneral from 10am on July 11, or watch at a later date on the site.
Members of the public can also pay tribute to Uncle Lyall Munro Senior by writing a message on the online condolence book at www.nsw.gov.au/statefuneral, which will be printed and given to the Munro family.
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