Located on the third floor with access to the Federation Square Balcony overlooking the square itself, the Uncle Stewart Murray Room is fully equipped with state-of-art audio-visual equipment and integrated high-speed WiFi access.
Uncle Stewart Murray OAM, a respected elder of the Wemba Wemba people, spent the majority of his life working in Aboriginal affairs. As a young man, he also enlisted with the AIF and fought for his county in New Guinea. Later, he served in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore as well as in Japan. Uncle Stewart held many positions in the Koorie community including Director of the Aborigines Advancement League, the Regional Manager of Aboriginal Hostels, and co-‐founder of both the Aboriginal Funeral Service and Aboriginal Legal Service. Uncle Stewart was also Chairperson of the Victorian Aboriginal Lands Council, a member of the Federal council for the Advancement of Aborigines & Torres Strait Islanders, and served on the National Tribal Council. He became the first Koorie to be appointed a Justice of the Peace. Uncle Stewart passed away in 1989, aged 63 years.