- Local Champion
Gina Bundle is a Yuin/Monaro woman and the Program Coordinator of Badjurr-Bulok Wilam – meaning ‘Home of many women’ in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri Peoples – at the Royal Women’s Hospital.
Gina has been instrumental to the ‘Baggarook Yurrongi’ and ‘NuraaghManmaBuliana’ caseload programs, which give pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women greater access to gold standard maternity care.
The Baggarook Yurrongi program was awarded the Victorian Public Healthcare Award for Improving Aboriginal Health in 2019. In addition to supporting all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families as they navigate care and services at the Women’s Hospital (and the wider Parkville medical precinct), Gina is also a skilled artist.
She has run possum skin workshops to female inmates through the Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service prison program.
At the invitation of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission, Gina facilitated the Treaty Possum Skin Cloak. The cloak is a symbol for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria and path to treaty and ushered in the historic first meeting of the Assembly at Victoria’s Parliament in December 2019.