Sandra was one of 12 people from around Queensland that was invited to Parliament House on the 16th of August, to receive a special award from Premier Anna Bligh in recognition of the work she does as a volunteer for the Cherbourg community.
Sandra has worked tirelessly as a volunteer most of her life and contributed to various organisations and events. Her recent volunteering entails working at The Cherbourg Historical Precinct where she has been elected as chairperson. Sandra is passionate about telling the stories of her Elders to school students, the youth and the general public. She wants them to understand what happened in the past and understand how the past has shaped the present. She also wants the museum to be a contemporary space with a forward-looking positive view of the future.
Sandra hopes her hard work contributes to building bridges and the healing process of her people and the visitors that come to the Ration Shed Museum.