Aunty Betty McMahon

Aunty Betty McMahon

Aunty Betty McMahon became co-Patron of the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc. along with her friend Senator Claire Moore around 2014.

Aunty Betty took her duty as an Elder very seriously. She sat on several committees on the Sunshine Coast  and  was known as a tireless worker for her community. She is especially remembered for her support and guidance of young people.  She was one of the founding Indigenous members of the Murri courts introduced by her friend, magistrate Di Fingleton. Aunty Betty is remembered for her kindness, compassion, mentorship and common sense approach.  

In 2015, SCRGI held its first Coastal Walk. Aunty Betty saw this as an opportunity to expand the reach of the Group. Along with Neil Whiteman she obtained sponsorship from several organisations. 

During 2018 she continued obtaining sponsorship and assisted in planning the Walk from her hospital bed.  She said that the Walk was her legacy to the Group. Sadly she died in December that year. From 2019 the Walk has been known as the Aunty Betty Memorial Reconciliation Walk. The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Incorporated is honoured to pay tribute to the life and work of our much loved Patron Aunty Betty McMahon. 

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