Parrtjima | Talks | In Conversation with Nova Peris


Hear from Nova Peris as a part of the talks program at Parrtjima 2023.

A descendant of the Gija people of East Kimberley, the Yawuru people of West Kimberley and the Gagudju people of West Arnhem Land, Nova Peris OAM is the first Indigenous Australian to win an Olympic gold medal, as a member of the victorious Hockeyroos in Atlanta in 1996. She also became the first mother to be a gold medallist for Australia since Shirley Strickland in 1956. While Nova’s achievements as an Olympic champion brought attention to the sporting potential of Aboriginal women, it was her time in politics (she became the first Aboriginal woman elected to Federal Parliament in 2013) that showcased her desire to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She has been, and continues to be, a trailblazer for Aboriginal people, as well as an inspiration to mothers and women of all backgrounds. Nova is Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) and Patron of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA). She has written two autobiographies; Nova — My Story and Nova: Finding My Voice.

Entry to talks will be on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure you arrive early.

2023-04-13 18:15:00
2023-04-13 19:00:00


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