||Author doris pilkington dies at 90. Photo: Ian Huggins, The Australian
Doris Pilkington passed away on Saturday.
The 81-year-old, a pioneering figure in Australian environmentalism, had been living at her family's home in Westmead, north-west Sydney, since 2005.
She said Ms Pilkington had been an inspiration, as well as someone who encouraged her to become a gardener.
"Doris has always been keen to make sure I never give up gardening and I am still proud of what we did together," she said.
"She was also an advocate for small farmers and was a fierce supporter of small business and social enterprise.
"Doris is survived by her family, her grandchildren, and many close friends."
Ms Pilkington helped introduce a host of farming regulations that have made her famous in Australia.
It is her achievements that make her Australian of the Year.
"Doris is one of a kind. She was one of the most respected people in the country for many decades, including at the federal and state level and to this day, she inspires generations of people to use her great advice," Mr Morrison said.
"Doris was a tremendous advocate for small businesses and small farms and was a strong supporter of small business and social enterprise.
"She was also a passionate advocate for small farmers and small business and was proud to have helped to develop the small business sector of the country."
"For those of us in Parliament who are trying to take up farming and small business issues, she will always be at the forefront in our minds.
"I have known her from very young, she was an outstanding wife and mother, a fierce campaigner for the environment, and a pioneer of many things.
"She will be sorely missed."
In June she wrote in her daughter Beth's book, "Shepherds, Bunnies and Gourds", that she wanted to grow a garden.
"She would like to grow some vegetables to sell and then we could do it in the garden," Beth wrote.
"If I don't get up, it'll be all over the place," Ms Pilkington said after learning about Ms Pilkington's death on Facebook.
"I'm absolutely devastated and it was so unexpected."
She was born in Southwark in 1874.
Ms Pilkington became a barrister and then in 1933, became the first Indigenous woman elected to the National Assembly of Tasmania as the secretary of the Aboriginal Land Council.
She also received the Order of Australia for services to the land.
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