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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Mary Moylan
Name: Moylan, Mary
Date of Death: 2002-06-14
Place of Birth: Walsall (England)
Date of Birth: 1964-05-29
Place of Death: Adelaide (S.A.)
Occupation: Social Worker
Biographical notes: In 1966 Mary’s parents migrated to from England Adelaide in South Australia. All of her schooling was in Adelaide; she graduated from Flinders University in 1993 with a Batchelor of Social Administration. Mary came to Darwin from South Australia in 1994 taking up the position as a social worker with the Commonwealth Department of Social Security. Mary was the first social worker appointed to work with the Top end remote indigenous communities. During her eight year stay in the Territory she was involved in the disaster recovery of the Katherine floods of 1998 and the East Timor emergency in 1999. Mary was dedicated to maintaining and expanding her profession in the Territory and part of this was the office holder of the Northern Territory Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers. She touched the lives of many people in Darwin. Mary died in June 2002 in an adjournment debate by Mrs Aagaard she spoke about Mary “a young women with very many talents . . . Mary Moylan was a gem of a woman who in her too short life touched the lives of many people.” In recognition of her professional and personal reputation Sue Vardon, CEO of Centrelink proposed that an annual memorial award be established in her honour.
Honours and Awards: Mary Moylan Award 2002.
Related link: Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory. Mrs Aagaard Adjournment debate, 20th June 2002.
Related Materials: Brice, Chris. "Touching many people's lives", The Advertiser, 3 August 2002, p.50.
Stehbens, Lee. "Piblorw's life-skills work wins top award", Centralian Advocate, 19th May 2006, p.13.
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