Evelyn Ruth Scott AO Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Evelyn Ruth Scott AO (Backo, Evelyn Ruth)

Last Updated: 28 May, 2023 | Views: 374

Age: 82

Profession: Social Worker

Other Profession(s): Educator

Famous For: First Indigenous woman to receive a Queensland state funeral

Higher Education: Occasional private tutor and self-directed readings

Evelyn Ruth Scott AO Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Birth Place
Died on
21 Sep, 2017
Cause of Death
Respiratory Failure Owing To Pneumonia

Evelyn Ruth Scott AO Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

Evelyn Ruth Scott AO (1935-2017) was an influential Australian figure known for her exceptional contributions in the fields of education, social justice, and advocacy. She started her activism journey in the 1960s when she was denied a wedding dress because of her race.
Evelyn Ruth Scott Early Life and Education:
• Born in Ingham, Queensland in 1935, Evelyn Ruth Scott grew up in a modest household with a strong sense of community values. 
• After completing her primary and secondary education, Scott embarked on a journey of academic pursuit, obtaining a Bachelor's degree. Her education became the catalyst for her lifelong dedication to tackling social inequality.
Evelyn Ruth Scott Career
• In the 1960s, Evelyn Scott started working for the Townsville Aboriginal.
• Evelyn Scott participated extensively in the 1967 Constitutional Referendum campaign.
• Evelyn Scott was appointed vice-president in 1971 and joined the executive of the Federal Council (FCAATSI).
• With the assistance of Josie Briggs, Evelyn Scott played a key role in the 1973 conversion of FCAATSI into an Indigenous-controlled organisation.
• In the late 1990s, Evelyn Scott was elected chair of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.
Evelyn Ruth Scott Education Reforms:
Transforming Education Policies:
Recognizing the power of education as a catalyst for change, Evelyn Ruth Scott became a prominent advocate for education reform in Australia. Her efforts were instrumental in driving policy changes that aimed to bridge the educational gap and promote inclusivity.
Advancing Indigenous Education:
One of Scott's most significant contributions was her tireless advocacy for Indigenous education. Understanding the historical disadvantages faced by Indigenous Australians, she worked closely with Indigenous communities, educational organizations, and government bodies to promote culturally sensitive and inclusive education programs. 
Evelyn Ruth Scott Awards and Honors:
• In 1977, Scott was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal.
• In 2001, Scott was awarded the Centenary Medal. 
• In 2003, Scott was given the Queensland Greats Award. 
Evelyn Ruth Scott Death:
On September 21, 2017, Scott, 81, passed away.  Premier Palaszczuk, Leeanne Enoch, and several Indigenous community leaders were present for the state funeral, which was held at the Townsville Stadium on October 6, 2017. 
Evelyn Ruth Scott was the First Indigenous lady to get a state funeral in Queensland was Scott.

Evelyn Ruth Scott AO Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 160 cm
In Meters 1.60 m
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 52 Kg
In Pounds 114 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Evelyn Ruth Scott AO Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Maude Thomas
Mother's Name
Seely Dunn
Allen Scott

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