Mrs Veronica Dobson
Veronica Perrule Dobson and her son, Victor, are Eastern Arrernte traditional owners with strong ties to water places near Lytentye Apurte (Santa Teresa). For over ten years Veronica and Victor have worked on efforts to restore and maintain important spring sites on their country. In 2011 Veronica became a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to the Indigenous Community as an Arrernte elder and traditional owner, and as a linguist, naturalist and ecologist, and for the preservation of Aboriginal language and culture in Central Australia. Veronica and Victor are passionate environmental advocates, with a keen interest in keeping connections to country strong for both cultural and ecological benefits.