Ignatian Newsletter: 2024 - Edition #9

Intercultural Perspectives

Written by
Julianne Cummins
Intercultural Perspectives Coordinator

On Friday 24th May, I had the honour of attending the funeral of Norm Jurrawaa Stanley.

Many of our current senior students, staff and alumni will have fond memories of Norm from the Year 9 Rites of Passage Coastal Walk which he addressed for many years, generously sharing his wisdom. He was a proud Kurnai-Wotjobaluk warrior and a renowned artist and musician. 

Attended by hundreds, his funeral was a beautiful tribute to a great man admired and loved by so many mob and people beyond his own community. For many of our students, he opened their eyes to Indigenous Australia and sparked a curiosity and a different way of seeing Country.

May his spirit rest in peace.

Ignatian 2024: Edition #9 Intercultural Perspectives Norm Stanley