Aunty Judy ‘Jacko’ Jackson, a Gunggari woman and Elder, is regarded by the locals in the City of Port Phillip as the glue that binds the Aboriginal community together. Judy has received a number of awards for her outstanding community work.
With wisdom and strength gained from her own childhood, she has helped make a difference by working at the grassroots to build healthier, happier lives in Melbourne’s inner southern suburbs. She says her greatest role model has been her grandmother, who lived to 102 years old.
Aunty Judy exhibits courage and grace in telling her personal story. She calls on both women and men to “be strong and tell your story”, “stand up for yourself” as this encourages others to do the same.