Yr 10 Humanities - Rights and Freedoms

This board explores a range of influential Indigenous Australian who have impacted on the rights and freedoms of Australians.
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A photo taken by Robert McFarlane.    Charles Perkins going home from University  Sydney c.1963, Australian Aboriginal activist, football (soccer) player and administrator. He was known as Kumantjayi Perkins in the period immediately following his death. Kumantjayi is a name used to refer to a deceased person.

Charles Perkins going home from University Sydney pigment print on paper x cm (image) South Australian Government Grant 2009 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Aboriginal prespectives in the curriculum. Australian Biography - Lowitja (Lois) O'Donoghue - stolen generation, 1st Aboriginal nurse in SA, 1st Aboriginal woman to be awarded Order of Australia medal, 1984 Australian of the Year

Aboriginal prespectives in the curriculum. Australian Biography - Lowitja (Lois) O'Donoghue - stolen generation, Aboriginal nurse in SA, Aboriginal woman to be awarded Order of Australia medal, 1984 Australian of the Year

Oodgeroo Noonuccal (born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, formerly Kath Walker) (3 November 1920 – 16 September 1993) was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator. She was also a campaigner for Aboriginal rights.Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse.

Classic Australian literature unit: Indigenous poems for years Free lesson plans, links to poetry and activities.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, born on Queensland's North Stradbroke Island on November 3, 1920, was named Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska. An indigenous Australian writer and campaigner for Aboriginal rights, she married and became well known as Kath Walker.  She adopted the name of her tribe, Noonuccal, in honor of the Aboriginal people's cause, naming herself Oodgeroo (meaning "paperbark tree") Noonuccal.  She was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of poetry, We Are Going (1964).

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal, born on Queensland's North Stradbroke Island on November 3, 1920, was named Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska. An indigenous Australian writer and campaigner for Aboriginal rights, she married and became well known as Kath Walker. She adopted the name of her tribe, Noonuccal, in honor of the Aboriginal people's cause, naming herself Oodgeroo (meaning "paperbark tree") Noonuccal. She was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of poetry, We Are Going (1964).

Oodgeroo Noonuccal: Australian Indigenous poet, artist and educator.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was an Australian Indigenous poet, artist and educator.

Faith Bandler spoke to Melbourne University students urging them to vote for the Aboriginal referendum.    Source: Courtesy The Sun (Melbourne), 19 May 1967

Faith Bandler spoke to Melbourne University students urging them to vote for the Aboriginal referendum. Source: Courtesy The Sun (Melbourne), 19 May 1967

Charles Perkins was actively involved in the struggle for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' rights and freedoms.

Book Week An overview of Charles Perkins an his struggle for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders rights and freedoms. Also appears in the novel.

First woman chair of ATSIC - Born in 1932 in a remote Aboriginal community, Lowitja (Lois) O’Donoghue became the founding chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in 1990. In 1999 Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue, was awarded the CBE, AM for public service and leadership to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

First woman chair of ATSIC - Born in 1932 in a remote Aboriginal community, Lowitja (Lois) O’Donoghue became the founding chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in 1990. In 1999 Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue, was awarded the CBE, AM for public service and leadership to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.


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