IRCA Mourns the loss of longtime Board member Annette Victor
Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) are saddened to hear of the passing of our Board member Annette Victor. Annette was on the IRCA Board dependably from 2007 – 2011 holding the position of Treasurer and from 2013 up until her untimely passing. She also served many years as Board member for PAKAM, ICTV, and AICA.
At the National Remote Indigenous Media Festivals, Annette received numerous awards over the years:-
- 2005 The Frank Djirrimbilpilwuy Best Broadcaster Award
- Best Female Broadcaster PAKAM
- 2007 Best Radio Broadcast during the Festival
- 2010 Best PAKAM RIBS Operator
- 2012 The John Macumba Indigenous Community Media Operator of the Year
- Best PAKAM RIBS Operator
- 2013 The Preston Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement
- 2015 Mr McKenzie Award for best contribution to Remote Indigenous Television
Annette worked as a RIBS operator in Beagle Bay and Ardyaloon for over 15 years, broadcasting her “Cadje-Up” show on the PAKAM Network 9 -10am daily. She also produced numerous community video programmes for ICTV over the years, most recently 'First School at Middle Beach'. She was a passionate advocate for the role media can play in improving the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities.
Annette Victor will be sadly missed by all her family in the Indigenous Media Sector.