Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Oodgeroo Noonuccal

November 03, 1920 – September 16, 1993

Oodgeroo Noonuccal (ˈʊdɡəruː_ˈnuːnəkəl UUD gə roo _ NOO nə kəl; born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, formerly Kath Walker) (3 November 1920 – 16 September 1993) was an Australian Aboriginal 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.