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Sad passing of Senior Yolngu lore man and Gumatj clan leader, Yunupingu, 3 April 2023

Today Kambu Health recognised the sad passing of Senior Yolngu lore man and Gumatj clan leader, Yunupingu.


Yunupingu, one of our most respected and influential Indigenous leaders and a champion for indigenous rights.


Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has called Yolngu Elder Yunupingu a "man who stood tall in his beloved country and worked to lift our entire continent in the process" in a touching tribute to the Indigenous land rights leader.


"Yunupingu walked in two worlds with authority, power, and grace, and he worked to make them whole - together," Albanese said in a statement.


The Prime Minister also said: "we will never hear is voice anew, but his words - and his legacy - will keep speaking to us."



Yunupingu passed away aged 74 in north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory following a long illness.

Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.


Rest in peace Yunupingu.

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