• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1079

Quagliotti, Winnie

(1932 – 2023)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 1 January, 1932, Coranderrk Aboriginal station? Victoria Australia
  • Died 24 August, 2023
  • Occupation Aboriginal rights activist, Aboriginal spokesperson, Community worker


Winnie Quagliotti was raised on Coranderrk Aboriginal station in Victoria, and moved to Dandenong in the late 1960s. She was a grand-niece of William Barak, chief of the Wurundjeri (Woiworung). As a spokesperson for her people, she was known throughout Australia. She was chairperson of the Aboriginal Housing Board, a founding member of the Dandenong Aboriginal Cooperative, and a founder of the Burrai Child Care Centre and the Aboriginal Family Aid Support Unit.

Published resources

  • Edited Book
    • The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture, Horton, David, 1994
  • Resource

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    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women