Honouring Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG

Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG
Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG 1 August 1932 – 4 February 2024. Photo: Supplied via Lowitjia Institute

Aboriginal organisation, The Literacy for Life Foundation, joins the nation in acknowledging the enormous legacy of Lowitja O’Donoghue, who will be honoured at a state funeral on Friday.

Dr O’Donoghue worked tirelessly to bring about a better future.

“The Literacy for Life Foundation would not have got off the ground without the work of Lowitja and the Lowitja Institute,” says Jack Beetson, Literacy for Life Foundation Executive Director.

The Lowitja Institute is a Founding Partner of Literacy for Life Foundation.

“Lowitja was one of the great believers in education as the way to breakthrough, because if you can’t close the education gap, you won’t close any gap,” says Beetson.

“She spent a lifetime campaigning to help others and her legacy is immense. It is only a small part of her story, but the Literacy for Life Foundation wants to acknowledge that Lowitja’s support has led to hundreds of people across the country being able to read and write,” says Beetson

Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG, died peacefully, with her family by her side, on 4 February.

A state funeral to honour her remarkable life will takes will take place at 1pm (ACDT) on Friday, 8 March 2024 at St Peter’s Cathedral, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide.

The state funeral will be streamed via a link available on the South Australian Government website.

Please consider making a donation to the Lowitja O’Donoghue Foundation.