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Djiniyini Gondarra Djiniyini Gondarra i(7510375 works by) (a.k.a. Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM )
Born: Established: 1945 East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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'Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM, was born in Milingimbi, eastern Arnhemland in 1945. He was educated at Milingimbi Mission School and pursued his theological education as a youth leader and Sunday School teacher through the Methodist Church, before attending college in Brisbane. In 1969 he trained as a Minister in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands under the Uniting Church, before returning to Arnhemland to minister his own people at the Galiwin’ku parish, firstly as a lay pastor (1971-1972) and then as a Minister from 1976 to1982.'

'In 1983 to 1984, Rev Djiniyini worked as a Lecturer in Theology at Nungalinya College, Darwin. He was honoured with a Diploma of Theology (Honorary) from there in 1984, and in 1991 received a Cultural Doctorate in Literature (Honorary) from the World University, Roundtable, Arizona USA. Rev Djiniyini was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 1995.'

'As well as being the Chairman of ALPA since 1993, Rev Djiniyini has been the Director of Duduy’ngu Pty Ltd, which provides consultancy and cross-cultural services. He is also Director of Yirrkala Business Enterprises.' (Source: The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation website)

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