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Gladys Elphick (Gladys Walters) was born on 27 August, 1904 in Adelaide, South Australia, is an activist. Discover Gladys Elphick’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 84 years old?

Popular As Gladys Walters
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Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 27 August 1904
Birthday 27 August
Birthplace Adelaide, South Australia
Date of death (1988-01-19) Daw Park, South Australia
Died Place N/A
Nationality Australia

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Gladys Elphick Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Gladys Elphick’s Husband?

Her husband is Walter Hughes (1922–37) – Frederick Elphick (1940–69)

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Husband Walter Hughes (1922–37) – Frederick Elphick (1940–69)
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Children Timothy and Alfred

Gladys Elphick Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Gladys Elphick worth at the age of 84 years old? Gladys Elphick’s income source is mostly from being a successful activist. She is from Australia. We have estimated
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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Source of Income activist

Gladys Elphick Social Network




The first Gladys Elphick Memorial Oration is scheduled to be given on 17 July 2021 by journalist Stan Grant as a keynote address of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, in collaboration with the History Trust of South Australia and Reconciliation SA. The title of the inaugural address is “Flagging Intentions”, referring to the Aboriginal flag.


A Google Doodle released on 27 August 2019 was dedicated to her.


An award has been named in her honour by the International Women’s Day Committee (South Australia). Presented since 2003, it is a Community Spirit Award Acknowledging Outstanding Aboriginal Women. Known as the Gladys Elphick Award, it is awarded to recognise Aboriginal women working to advance the status of Indigenous people.


She was named South Australian Aborigine of the Year in 1984, during National Aborigines Week.


Also in 1973, Elphick was involved in setting up the Aboriginal Community Centre, and served as its treasurer, and helped establish the College of Aboriginal Education in 1973. She co-founded the Aboriginal Medical Service of South Australia in 1977.


Elphick was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1971 in recognition of service to the Aboriginal community.


Elphick joined the Aborigines Advancement League of South Australia in the 1940s and became active in committee work with the League in the 1960s. In 1964, Elphick became the founding president of the Council of Aboriginal Women of South Australia, a role she served until 1973. The Council was active in campaigning for the 1967 Referendum. The Council became the Aboriginal Council of South Australia in 1973, and from then included men in its remit and governance.


Gladys Elphick was born Gladys Walters in Adelaide, South Australia, but was raised at the Point Pearce Mission on the Yorke Peninsula. On leaving school at age twelve, she worked in Point Pearce’s dairy. Elphick married Walter Hughes, a shearer, in 1922. After her husband’s death in 1937, Elphick moved to Adelaide, lived with her cousin Gladys O’Brien, and worked as a domestic. Elphick worked at the Islington Railway Workshops in Adelaide’s northern suburbs during World War II creating shells and other munitions. She married Frederick Elphick in 1940.


Gladys Elphick MBE (27 August 1904 – 19 January 1988) was an Australian Aboriginal woman of Kaurna and Ngadjuri descent, best known as the founding president of the Council of Aboriginal Women of South Australia, which became the Aboriginal Council of South Australia in 1973. She was known to the community as Auntie Glad.