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Community Elder, academic, lecturer and teacher, Ted Williams has dedicated much of his life to the education sector and combining his experiential skills, knowledge of Indigenous issues and his Yugambeh culture and heritage to advance our nation’s Reconciliation journey.

A proud Mununjali man, in his capacity as a member of the GC2018 Yugambeh Elders Advisory Group, Ted provided the Welcome to Country at the GC2018 Opening Ceremony alongside Elder Patricia O’Connor his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall and GC2018 officials.

Possessing tertiary qualifications in Arts, Teaching and Educational studies, Ted regularly speaks at educational campuses and businesses across the public and private sector on Indigenous issues.

In March 2017, for the first time in history for First Nation Elders, Ted took part in the Queen’s Baton Relay commencement ceremony at Buckingham Palace alongside Her Majesty, The Queen delivering an invitation to all First Nations People of the Commonwealth to join in the celebrations of GC2018 on Yugambeh land.

In his spare time, you’ll find Ted spending time with his family, bushwalking, playing golf, travelling and reading. He has a passion for Cricket and Rugby League and is Vice President of the Queensland Cricket Scorers’ Association and a life-long supporter of Eastern Suburbs in Brisbane and St George in the NRL.

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