Faith Bandler, Vice President, FCAATSI, Sydney Town Hall28 April 1972

by Tribune (Communist Party of Australia, Central Committee)

Faith Bandler

‘We have millions of allies around the world today, in the struggle for dignity.’

Faith Bandler was well-known as general secretary of FCAATSI, appearing as its spokesperson for the 1967 referendum campaign for Indigenous rights. Faith’s father was a South Sea Islander (from Ambrym Island) and her Australian-born mother had a Scottish–Indian background. Faith was a lifelong advocate for Indigenous rights and a successful author, writing about her life and activist career.

 Quote from Tribune, 6 May 1970