Joan Winch

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Joan Winch
Born Marie Joan Winch
(1935-06-09) 9 June 1935 (age 82)
Perth, Western Australia
Occupation Nurse, educator[1]

Marie Joan Winch (commonly known as Joan Winch, 9 June 1935 –) is an Indigenous Australian nurse and educator.[2]

Birth and early life[edit]

Winch was born on 9 June 1935 in Perth, Western Australia.[3] Her mother died when she was 13.

Career[edit]

Winch began working with the Perth Aboriginal Medical Service in 1975. She founded the Perth Aboriginal Medical Service at the Marr Mooditj college.[4] She was awarded a PhD in Aboriginal Studies in May 2011 by the Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

Awards[edit]

  • WA Citizen of the Year: 1986[5]
  • Western Australian Aboriginal of the Year: 1987
  • Australian Aboriginal of the Year: 1987
  • World Health Organisation Sasakawa Award for Primary Health Care Work: 1987
  • John Curtin Medal: 2008[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joan Winch". National Film and Sound Archive. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Winch, Marie Joan (1935 - )". The Australian Women's Register. 23 September 2004. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Winch, Joan (2007). Morgan, Sally; Mia, Tjalaminu; Kwaymullina, Blaze, eds. Speaking from the Heart: Stories of Life, Family and Country. Fremantle Press. pp. 81–94. 
  4. ^ "Joan Winch, 2003: Indigenous health workers". Fuse. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Winch, Marie Joan (1935-)". Trove. 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Joan Winch (2008)". Curtin University. 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2016.