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Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), Queensland State Secretary, FCAATSI, Sydney Town Hall28 April 1970
Queensland activist and poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) was Noonuccal woman of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Her 1964 poetry collection We Are Going was the first book published by an Aboriginal woman. In 1970 she was the Queensland state secretary of FCAATSI.
‘It is time Aborigines dug their heels in and said: “This is my land — shift me if you dare” … If you remain silent, it means you want to see us disappear from the face of the earth. But we are going to fight for our future.’
Quote from Tribune, 6 May 1970