Faith BandlerFaith Bandleri(A8398 works by)(birth name: Ida Lessing FaithMussing) Born:Established:27 Sep 1920Tumbulgum,Condong - Tumbulgum area,Murwillumbah area,Far Northeast NSW,New South Wales,;Died:Ceased:13 Feb 2015Sydney,New South Wales,
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Faith Bandler, an Australian civil rights activists, campaigned for the rights of Indigenous Australians and South Sea Islanders. She is best known for her leadership in the campaign for the 1967 referendum on Aboriginal Australians.
Among the awards presented to Bandler are the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Macquarie University), 1994; Jean Harris Award (Rotary), 1997; a Citation for Services to History (History Council of New South Wales), 1997 and a Meritorious Award in Honour and Gratitude for a Life of Courageous Advocacy for Justice for Indigenous People, for Human Rights, for Love and Reconciliation (Sydney Peace Foundation), 2000. A 1933 portrait of Bandler, by artist Margaret Woodward, is held by the State Library of New South Wales.