Ms Daphne Yarram is a Noongar woman, born at Gnowangerup on an Aboriginal mission in South West Western Australia.
Now living in Sale in Victoria, she has worked for the past 30 years within the Victorian Indigenous community in a range of professional positions including voluntary, community, government and private sectors.
Organisations that Ms Yarram has supported, helped establish or worked with include: the Victorian Indigenous Leadership Network, Sale Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation, Gippsland Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee, Premiers Aboriginal Advisory Council, and the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum. Currently work includes establishing a Indigenous family Violence healing service for East Gippsland.
Ms Yarram is passionate about raising the profile of rural communities and in her many roles has worked hard to ensure that Aboriginal individuals, families and communities are supported and encouraged to develop local solutions to respond to issues that impact on their daily lives.
As a strong advocate, she supports and encourages Aboriginal women, children, youth and Elders to take on more active roles in their communities and continues to raise the profile of Aboriginal women.
Proud of her heritage, Daphne continues to maintain cultural practices, beliefs, traditions and values, which are reflected in her daily life.