20 inspiring black women who have changed Australia
Truganini is an invisible, strong and lasting person, even in her last breath.
She is a symbol of Tasman\'s Aboriginal survival, and her life is a microcosm of the story of the European invasion.
As a young girl, she was taught her culture, but it changed her forever when Aboriginal life was destroyed by the invasion of Europe.
Despite witnessing the most terrible crimes against humanity, Truganini believes that the only way to crack down on white invaders is to learn their methods to gain sympathy.
As a strong advocate for indigenous and non-indigenous women
Gladys Elphick helps every woman fight for equality and justice.
Gladys is known as a founding member of the South Australian Aboriginal Women\'s Council, which is committed to the rights of Aboriginal women.
In 1984, she was named indigenous to South Australia.
2003. advice from indigenous women\'s groups to the International Committee on Women\'s Day (Southern Australia)
The first Gladys elfik Award was awarded.
Cultural advocate Fanny Cochrane plays a vital role in ensuring that Tasman language and culture are practiced and maintained even today, as she is the first to record stories and songs
As a result, the recordings, including the traditional stories and songs of her people, continue into the future.
As a girl, she was taught her cultural way, and when the British invasion took place, she witnessed the most brutal atrocities against her people.
Joyce Clegg, one of Australia\'s most influential female political activists, has been creating social change for Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islanders throughout her life.
Joyce was a strong advocate for Aboriginal welfare and helped to launch 1967 constitutional referendum.
She fought against the inequality experienced by the Australian Indigenous people as convener of the 1969 indigenous peoples Federation Council (FCAATSI).
She was appointed to represent the committee of the World Church against racism.
Kirstie Parker understands the key issues facing black Australian women today.
Parker is MS
The president of the First People\'s Congress of Australia has played a prominent role in influencing the government\'s policies affecting the indigenous people of Australia. She is also co-
Chair of the gap reduction campaign aimed at achieving equal health outcomes and life expectancy for Aboriginal Australian residents, member of the Australian Commission for reconciliation.
In her early days, Parker MS was a reporter and editor of theKoori Mail.
TheKoori mail facilitated national discussions and debates on social, political and economic issues affecting indigenous Australians.
Famous activist and mother Shirley Colleen Smith (Mum Shirl)
Everyone knows Redfern in the suburbs of Sydney.
She is a founding member of many valuable services in the Aboriginal community, including Aboriginal legal services, Aboriginal housing companies, Aboriginal tent embassies, Aboriginal children\'s services, Aboriginal Medical Services.
These services still play a vital role in the livelihoods and welfare of indigenous people in the New South Wales region and affect the establishment of similar services by other indigenous communities throughout the country.
The journey of educator and social activist Evelyn Scott began in the 1960 s with the Alliance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander progress in Townsville.
In the 1990 s, she served as chairman of the National Indigenous reconciliation commission.
Evelyn Scott firmly believes that education is the key to social change. in 1967 constitutional referendum, I actively participated in the election campaign, resulting in the inclusion of indigenous people in the national census, it also enables the Australian government to develop laws for Aboriginal people in Australia.
Dr. sancupi is one of the most respected artists in Australia.
She is a pottery worker who uses her skills to change people\'s views on how traditional art is portrayed in modern life, which has sparked discussions about Indigenous contemporary and traditional art.
Sangcopi joined the civil rights movement in Sydney in her 1970 s and took part in the tent embassy protests in Canberra.
Her heritage continues through her art, which can be found in art institutions around the world.
Faith Thomas was the first Aboriginal woman to participate in an international cricket match for Australia and, therefore, she was the first Aboriginal woman to be selected as Australia to participate in any sport.
In 2004, she remained the only Aboriginal woman in Australian cricket.
Faith was also one of the first indigenous nurses to graduate from the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia and became the first nurse to run the hospital.
Faith is a compassionate sports legend who, by joining the Aboriginal Sports Foundation, helped break the stereotypes of what Aboriginal women in Australia can and cannot do. Rosalie Kunoth-
Monks are one of the most famous indigenous actors in the country.
She played the role of asjidan in 1955 Australian classic films and pointed out the way for other Aboriginal female actors.
Her actions changed the media\'s stereotypes about indigenous women.
She\'s a well now.
Well-known and outspoken advocates of indigenous peoples.
She is a major activist against the construction of a dam that poses a threat to holy sites in the northern region.
In 2014, Rosalie was awarded the Northern Australia region of the year and appeared as a panelist on abc q & A, and her enthusiastic speech to the Australian government\'s denial of Aboriginal issues amazed Australian audiences. Olympian-turned-
Politician Nova Peris is a strong black woman who knows there is no line and sets a benchmark for all women.
As a member of the Australian women\'s hockey team at 1996 Olympic Games, she is the first Australian native to win the Olympic gold medal.
Later, she moved to track and field and participated in 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympic Games.
In 2012, Nova Peris became the first indigenous woman ever to be elected as a member of parliament, and she will always be remembered.
Nova Peris has been a victim of racial hatred since taking office and has issued various statements urging the public to stop racism.
Linda Bernie paved the way for women to play the leading role in the community.
On January 26, 1988, Burney MS marched alone in La Perouse to protest the celebration of Australia Day.
Linda Bernie was the first indigenous to enter the New South Wales Council.
Until 2008, she was the national chairman of the Australian Labor Party. 2009.
Linda plays an important role in policy decision-making affecting indigenous peoples.
Although Linda is politically busy, she can still find time and energy for all sectors of society to fight for rights and equality.
New State retired magistrate Pat O\'Shane has played an important role in determining how the court system will affect the lives of indigenous people through the court system.
Pat O\'Shane was the head of the Aboriginal Affairs department in New South Wales and was appointed magistrate in 1986. From 1994-
2003, she is the president of the University of New England, and by 2013, she won a fatal Award in \"The dead man --
Celebrate the annual awards night for Aboriginal achievements in Australia
Life-long achievements for leadership.
Equal rights and education activist Eleanor Harding, a respected community figure, has put a lot of effort into reaching better agreements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
She was particularly enthusiastic about women\'s issues and education.
Eleanor is a member of the Aboriginal Progressive Union and the Victorian division of the federal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Progressive Committee (FCAATSI)in the 1960s.
During this period, she carried out a national campaign to ensure equal rights for Aboriginal people in Australia.
She is also known for her work to promote the improvement of Aboriginal rights in Australia through constitutional reforms.
Subsequently, 1967 referendum on the constitution was held.
As an executive member of the National Aboriginal and Islander Women\'s Council, Eleanor is a member of the women\'s rights advocacy group, which protested the biennial celebration held in Sydney on 1970, and the women\'s contingent who went to Canberra to support the 1972 indigenous tent embassy protest. Essie Coffey. (Supplied)
Human rights activist Esther Coffey is committed to improving the rights and equality of indigenous peoples.
At the age of 60 and 70, essie worked in the area of health and legal services and was appointed as a member of the new state Land Trust and the new state advisory board, and was a prominent figure in the Brewarrina indigenous movement.
In her later years, Mrs. Coffey was awarded the Australian Medal in 1985.
Faith Bandler has played an important role in establishing the Australian civil rights movement, and she has devoted her life to the equality and fairness of Australian indigenous peoples.
AC\'s Faith Bandler is an outstanding woman who is keen to fight for the rights of Aboriginal and South China Sea Islanders in Australia.
Bandler is best known for her leadership role in the 1967 Indigenous constitutional referendum campaign in Australia.
Pearl Gibbs is one of the most prominent female Aboriginal women activists in the early 20 th century Aboriginal movement.
As a member of the Aborigines Progressive Association, she participated in various protests such as the 1938 day of mourning.
She played a vital role in ensuring women\'s participation in the struggle for equality and injustice. Rachel Perkins. (Supplied)
Rachel Perkins has devoted his life to ensuring that the truth of the Australian Aboriginal people is told from an Aboriginal perspective like her father, Charlie Perkins.
Rachel is known for her thoughts.
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The first contact is now Australian, Marbo and Redfern.
Rachel\'s film has a huge impact on Australian culture, her impact on the industry has brought about cultural diversity and has pointed out the way for other Aboriginal filmmakers.
Professor Megan Davis, the world\'s first indigenous woman working for the United Nations, is an international lawyer and expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues.
Professor Davis also works at the University of New South Wales indigenous law center, specializing in public law, public international law and human rights.
Her work focused on preventing violence against indigenous women. Dr Anita Heiss. (Supplied)
Writer and education advocate Dr. Anita hyis is an Aboriginal woman committed to breaking the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
Anita is one of the best players in the country.
Her work aims to enhance the reader\'s understanding of Australian Aboriginal culture.
Anita is also behind the publication of Macquarie PEN indigenous literature anthology, a snapshot of Aboriginal literature in 200.
Anita is a firm advocate for Aboriginal education and ensuring that Aboriginal literature is written and produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and companies.
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