professor tom calma ao
Professor Calma is an Aboriginal Elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group whose traditional lands are south west of Darwin and on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia, respectively.
Dr Calma is the first Indigenous male Chancellor of any Australian university. He is also a former Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia and 2013 ACT Australian of the Year. He was named an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2012 in recognition of his work as an inspirational advocate for human rights and social justice and distinguished service to the Indigenous community. In May 2017 Dr Calma was one of three Indigenous Australian's honoured by Australia Post in the 2017 Legends Commemorative Stamp series. In May 2018 Prof Calma was inducted into the ACT Honour Walk 2018. In November 2019, Tom accepted to Co-Chair the Senior Advisory Group of the Indigenous Voice co-design process.