Biography

Donna Meehan a Gamilaroi woman, born in Coonamble and one of the Stolen Generation, fostered and adopted, dearly loves her adoptive parents. She is a committed Christian whose focus is being a peacemaker. Donna has been a widow for over eleven years and is a mother to three sons and has three grandchildren. Donna has a ministry to the broken and wounded hearted women in the valley. Her vision is: “To bring healing to her people”.Description: Donna Meehan

Donna has significant and diverse community interests including  Indigenous broadcaster in Newcastle for 6 years producing, “Awabakal Voices”  and “FM Country” for 2 NUR-FM  and “Koori Gospel” for  Rhema FM. Interviews for Kanyini U-Tube and the ABC Making of Australia. Donna is a current member of Australia Sings Choir, while volunteering for  Kiaros Outside and Voluntary Prison Ministries Juvenile Justice Detention Centre. Donna has also volunteered at Burns Survivors Camps.

Donna has been engaged for numerous public speaking engagements,  Performed in “ Our Mob” Play at Toronto and Newcastle, been a Representative on various Committees in the Newcastle region, as well as  Establishing the “Wings Group” a support group for bereaved and “Girl Power” a group of 5 aunties mentor young Aboriginal girls.

Donna is also an accomplished author, having been published five times;

1997 - three short stories in Novocastrian Tales

1998 - one story in Stolen Children – their Stories Carmel Bird

2000 - launched her autobiography “ It is no Secret “ published by Random House 19,000 original print run

2001 - Readers Digest 25,000 print run

2003 - French edition of her autobiography 10,000 print run