George Fernando

George Fernando - Treasurer

George is an active, near lifelong member of the Walgett community. He was born on 11 September 1935 in Collarenebri, living at Angledool Mission until his family moved at the age of 5 to Gingie Reserve, Walgett where he still resides.

He is actively involved in and passion about the Dharriwa Elders Group, CDEP, Community Working Party and Dharriwa Youth Camps as well as being the vice chairperson for Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service, Chairperson for the Walgett Community Working Party, and Chairperson for the Walgett RSD sit steering committee and North Western Aboriginal Lands Council. He is also a board member of the Walgett Aboriginal Legal Service and Orana Haven (Drug & Alcohol) facility in Brewarrina.

He is also a member of Murdi Paaki Regional Council’s Economic Portfolio Group.