Deborah Mailman has been recognised in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for Services to the Arts and as a Role Model for Indigenous performers.
In hearing of the recognition Ms Mailman said: “To be given an honour of this nature is extraordinary for me and my family. I'm deeply honoured.
“It may take a little time for me to comprehend this recognition for the work that I love doing because there are so many people in our communities who are doing exceptional work every day so I feel very humbled to have even been considered.”
Deborah Mailman AM - we are thrilled for you and we salute you!