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Date:March 02, 2022

State Funeral to honour the late Dr Rosalie Kunoth-Monks

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Dr Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, who sadly passed away on 26 January 2022 at the age of 85, will be honoured in a state funeral commencing at 10am ACST on 3 March 2022 at the Desert Knowledge Precinct in Alice Springs (Mparntwe).

The highly esteemed Dr Kunoth-Monks, an Arrernte, Amatjere and Alyawarre woman, is deeply missed by many. She leaves behind a legacy of advocating and campaigning tirelessly throughout her life for the welfare, recognition and advancement of First Nations peoples.

Dr Kunoth-Monks is remembered for her long and lasting involvement with Batchelor Institute, where she was an inspiring leader who encouraged both students and staff toward meaningful pathways for employment, further study opportunities and community leadership.

Batchelor Institute is honoured to be able to provide a space for the funeral service at its Desert People’s Centre campus within the Desert Knowledge Precinct, located just outside the town centre of Mparntwe, on Arrernte Country.

The state funeral will take place in line with current COVID-19 protocols. Due to the limitations on attendance numbers, those who are not able to attend in person are invited to view the livestream of the event via Zoom. The link will be available from the previous day for all those wishing to check their connection in advance.

Once again, our sincere condolences to the Kunoth-Monks family.

Pat Anderson
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education


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Meeting ID: 983 0127 2816 

Passcode: 281075