Leah Purcell songlines in Drover's Wife the legend of Molly Johnson
(Susan Chenery and Vanessa Gorman, ABC]
Yvonne has received an Australian honour but says her ancestors deserve the recognition
[Sean Wales, ABC]
She had come a long way from the small Queensland town of Murgon, adjacent to Cherbourg, which was once a government reserve where Aboriginal people were taken when they were forcibly removed from their country.
Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon has been awarded a 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honour for her service to Indigenous communities in NSW. She says her work wouldn't be possible without those who fought to be recognised in the generations before her.