Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
- February 2000
- Aboriginal rights activist, Community worker and Educator
Isabel Flick grew up in a camp in northern New South Wales, and worked on health, education and other social issues across the state. She helped establish Aboriginal housing in Collarenebri, New South Wales. She was a recipient of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community. Together with her sister Rose, she fought a long battle for the protection of the carved trees at the Collymongle Bora (male initiation) ground, northern New South Wales. The last four years before her death she lived in Gunnedah, New South Wales. She regularly travelled to Sydney to teach Aboriginal history at the Tranby Aboriginal College where she was on the Board of Directors.
Sources used to compile this entry: Kovacic, Leonarda, 'Cataloguing culture : in search of the origins of written records, material culture and oral histories of the Gamaroi, northern New South Wales', PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts, 2001, 676 pp.