Geraldine Hayden, known as Geri has a commitment and ability to work with and in Aboriginal community’s organisations, communities and individuals and is experienced in training and facilitation roles. Having worked in the Education System for over thirteen years, Geri also spent six years as the chairperson for Southern Aboriginal Corporation and five years as a Project Officer for SWALSC.
Geri grew up on the Reserve in Brookton with her family, old Nanas and great-grandmothers. She watched the old women make dolls for her and her sisters from whatever materials they could find. As she grew older she would make her own dolls with bottles and tins, and dress them with baby rugs that her old Nans would give her. It is these fond memories of her family that has made her so passionate about cultural arts, and continuing the tradition.
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