Meet truth receiver Lisa

Truth receiver Lisa Thorpe headshot

Hello Folks,

I’m Lisa Rose Thorpe, I proudly belong to the Gunnai/ Gunditjmara/ Wemba Wemba/ Boonwurrung/ & Dja Dja Wurrung Nations, born & raised on Boonwurrung Country in East Melbourne and currently living on Yorta Yorta Woka Country in Shepparton. I’m a Truth Receiver for the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

I started working at Yoorrook since it's inception and truly believe our truth and stories need to be shared and understood for our State and Nation to move forward. This Country has only heard a colonised version of events.

All my life I have grown up in Grass-roots Communities, affected by government policies and decisions made for our people. I have seen and experienced first hand what this has done to our people across the State.

Through my role, I hope to assist our people share their stories and contribute to the real truth of so-called "Victoria".