Vale: Justine Saunders

Actress Justine Saunders has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Saunders appeared in a number of TV and film productions including The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Prisoner and Number 96.

More recently she appeared in Blue Heelers, Farscape and MDA.

Saunders received an Order of Australia in 1991 for services to the performing arts and to the National Aboriginal Theatre, but hated being typecast in aboriginal roles.

A private service will be held in Sydney.

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