Aunty Margaret Farrell’s passing

21 April 2023
Aunty Margaret Farrell with colleagues. Image: Supplied and used with permission of Aunty Margaret's family.


It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the death of Aunty Margaret Farrell, proud Bundjalung woman and the Director and Chairperson for Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation.

Aunty Margaret’s death will be deeply felt by many in our community. She was a great friend of our CSPD schools, a staunch advocate for her community and a wonderful cultural guide and mentor to many.

Aunty Margaret was a very generous person with a deep sense of social justice. She always made herself available to support the many cultural requests.

The photos throughout this story are shared with the permission of Aunty Margaret’s family.

On behalf of the Diocese of Parramatta, we offer our prayers and deepest sympathies to Aunty Margaret’s family and her many friends.

In the words of our old people;
Bingaydjarr, ngariindarr, ngarrangga wuruma!

Brothers, sisters, listen to the wind!

Gawul barraliyn yuynggugabirang gurrwagu.

The eagle flies from the mountain to the sea.

Nyiirunba ngariin, nyunda bubay gurraarr.

Our sister, she will have a long rest.

Dhalbarra nyugangguba, barrayga Darug

In the arms of the mother, in the land of the Darug.


Image: CSPD.

You can find out more about Aunty Margaret’s amazing work with the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation here.

Republished with thanks to Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese.

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