Sr Siti Mariam Abdullah Kawi was one of the founding members of Christmas Island Islamic Council and served as Chairman for many years. Sr Mariam was part of the AFIC Committee for many years. Her wealth of experience in education, advocacy in social justice and empowerment for women are legendary.

Sr Mariam will be remembered for her dedication and service to community work. Sr Mariam received the Bicentennial Medal in 2003 and in 2009 Sr Mariam was awarded the honour OAM in Perth for her many years of devotion and services to the community.

Above all she will be remembered as a compassionate, amiable, gentle personality eager to lend a hand.

May Allah SWT accept her deeds and grant her Janatal Ferdous.