Brigidine Sisters offer hearty congratulations to Sister Anne Gardiner AM who has been announced as the Senior Australian of 2017.
Sister Anne is a Sister of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Community. She has been honoured for her years of work promoting and preserving the culture of the Tiwi Islands.
Now 85 years of age, Sister Anne first moved to Bathurst Island when she was 22, and has spent decades educating young Indigenous children and most recently, curating the Tiwi Museum.
In accepting this award Sister Anne reminded all who had gathered in Canberra that “as persons, our identity is in who we are, not what we are.”
Sister Anne you are an inspiration to us all!