22 July 2013 to 30 June 2018
Tyronne Bell has lived on Country all his life. He is the youngest of seven children, and grew up in Yass learning traditional culture from his father Don Bell (senior). Challenging early experiences helped shape his lifelong passion for the advancement of Aboriginal issues. Tyronne has become a strong advocate for the recognition of Aboriginal culture and language, in particular that of the Ngunnawal people.
Tyronne has worked as a ranger in the ACT Parks and Conservation Service. He also has ten years’ experience with the Australian Government public service, working mainly on the Native Title related issues.
Tyronne’s knowledge of the local region is considerable. He is actively involved in many community-based activities and projects to promote Aboriginal culture and language.