The funeral for Moree elder and champion of Indigenous rights Lyall Munro Senior attracted hundreds of people to Burt Jovanovich Oval on Saturday morning.
Uncle Lyall Munro Senior was a passionate land-rights leader and campaigner who demonstrated a life-long commitment to campaigning for the rights and interests of Aboriginal people in NSW, nationally and at times internationally.
Throughout his life he worked tirelessly on improving conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, no matter where they came from or lived, and he left a profound legacy of achievements.
Mr Munro passed away in May.
Among those who attended were the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Linda Burney, and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
The funeral was held at the homeground of the Moree Boomerangs.
Mr Munro was a life member of the local rugby league club.
WATCH THE STATE FUNERAL:
The funeral for Moree elder and champion of Indigenous rights Lyall Munro Senior, who passed away in May, starts at 10am on Saturday morning.
You can watch it on the link above.
Last week the state government announced it had signed off on the honour for a man who spent more than 50 years fighting racism.
About 300 direct decedents of Lyall will attend the funeral at Moree's Burt Jovanovich Oval.
Is is the home ground of Lyall Munro's beloved Moree Boomerangs football club of which he was a life member.
Uncle Lyall also helped create the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service, contributed to the 1991 The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and lobbied for the creation of a museum to mark the Myall Creek Massacre outside Moree.
The funeral will be limited to immediate family only, and will be conducted according to strict social distancing rules.
A spokesperson for the state government said he leaves a profound legacy of achievements.