Sandra King (O.A.M.), a former Aboriginal model who directs, manages and presents Indigenous events, fashion parades, model training and community programs. Sandra is based in South East Queensland.
Sandra's involvement with modelling began when she was 14 years of age. She is known throughout the community for passing on her knowledge and guidance while engaging in cultural discussions
with Elders, professional Indigenous business men and women and the community.
Her programs and work experience are many and varied, including Black to Basics program for
disadvantaged women and youth, Deportment, Personal Empowerment Program (PEP Talk),
Leadership Programs, Indigenous history presented to teachers and Stolen Generation discussions.
Events involving Sandra's professional services have included directing Indigenous parades, managing and coordinating Indigenous performers and artists in local, state, national and international events, and the
annual Black Bold & Beautiful Indigenous Women’s Luncheon since 2009.
Sandra King Management aims to achieve the greatest possible impact upon the Indigenous and non-Indigenous community by delivering practical, inspiring, marketable and engaging projects.
I'm a Brisbane born Aboriginal woman of Quandamooka, Bundjalung and South Sea Islander ancestry. I was one of the first Aboriginal models in the 1970s where I completed my training in Deportment and Grooming followed by Modelling Courses with Billie North Promotions.
I was booked extensively for newspaper fashion articles and fashion parades for Myer, David Jones, Sportsgirl and numerous clothing and manufacturing businesses. After my successful modelling career and raising a family, I went back into the industry I know and love.
In 1988, I was at the forefront of the fashion industry by using only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander models in my parades as well as having Aboriginal models who were outside the ‘norm’ of size 8 and 10.
In 1990, I completed a one year full time Trainee-Manager course with Buckingham’s Modelling Agency (now Vivien’s) which gave me the confidence to establish my own business. My models were booked for photographic, runway and promotional work throughout Queensland.
Below are photographs of some of my modelling work.