The Kevin Cook Boardroom is a popular choice for meetings and training events, with direct access to a private garden area, kitchenette and private bathroom.
Kevin "Cookie" Cook was the first Indigenous head of Tranby and the first elected Chairperson of NSWALC. He pionnered as a unionist, educator, land rights campaigner, cultural activist and advocate for liberation movements.
“Kevin Cook was a giant in the post-war struggle for Aboriginal rights. His ability to connect the dots and make things happen was important in both the political and cultural resurgence of the 1970s onwards.”
Meredith Burgmann, former MLC, New South Wales
Under Cookie's direction Tranby became the meeting point for many worldwide activists, a centre for groups campaigning for Aboriginal rights and as a hub to share experiences for the benefit of Aboriginal communities. He shaped Australian society with an incredible vision of developing a nation were Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians work together with freedom and dignity. He has inspired so many people and in his honour, we named our very special boardroom.
Equipped with white board, projector screen, modern table, and comfortable chairs, this beautiful 187 ft (square) meeting space has capacity for 16 people. It stands as an independent room with kitchen facilities inside for tea and coffee, and a private bathroom. This is the only place inside the campus where you are can truly appreciate the Friendship Garden. This peaceful place was originally created in 2007 by Tranby students for students, and was recently re-invigorated in October 2016 as a community garden space with beautiful native plants, in memory of those that are no longer with us. This is a beautiful, quiet space for reflection.