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Indigenous Understanding MYBennies: Significant Figures


Acknowledgement of Country

Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present traditional custodians and elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.

Visitors should be aware that this Research Guide may contain images or documentation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are deceased.




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the NFSA’s Black Screen collection is sharing the inspiring life stories of four leaders who challenged injustice and worked tirelessly to generate massive changes to Australian society: Faith Bandler, Neville Bonner, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and Charles Perkins.

Barani: Sydney's Aboriginal History

A list of significant indigenous people in the history of Sydney.

YouTube & ClickView

In this special about Indigenous leaders, we learn more about the life of Eddie Mabo, find out about Indigenous activist Charlie Perkins and meet some school kids who tell us about Indigenous women who have inspired them.

Mabo Day on June 3rd, celebrates the life and work of Eddie Mabo who fought to disprove terra nullius.

Pemulwuy was the first recorded Resistance Warrior to lead a guerrilla war against the British invasion.


World Book

Creative Spirits

Not many Australians know a famous Aboriginal person although most have one in their wallet. Aboriginal role models and activists influence the next generation of Australian youth.

Amnesty International

Five amazing Aboriginal women who shaped history.