Joan McColl was born in Richmond in 1939. She trained as teacher and taught at various Primary schools until marrying Gippsland farmer, Alan McColl in 1964.
Thereafter she balanced farm life, four children and various positions in the education department.
A piece about her connection with Yolngu people is the only other thing published. It is part of a collection of stories in “Reconciliation in Regional Australia” and is titled ‘When a Spear is Broken” published by Monash University press, edited by Andrew Gunstone.
A major interest of Joan's is sustainability education and being a founding member of RCE Gippsland.
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