Ms Maureen O'Donnell


Maureen O'Donnell is a Baarkintji elder belonging to the Wilyakli language group.

Maureen is the current Chairperson of Maari Ma. Maureen lives in Broken Hill and is from a family of 9, she is a grandmother of 47 children and great grandmother to 13 children. Maureen has worked in Aboriginal affairs tirelessly campaigning for equality for Aboriginal people. Maureen is also the Chairperson of the Broken Hill Local Aboriginal Land Council and is on the Board of Management for the Mutawintji National Parks and Wildlife Service. Maureen is a past member of the Western Aboriginal Legal Service where she was the Chairperson for 10 years. Maureen commenced her role with the Maari Ma Board in 1997.