Kath Walker Biography

Activist, Journalist, Activist, Author, Poet(1920–1993)
Australian Aboriginal writer and political activist Kath Walker is considered the first of the modern-day Aboriginal protest writers.


Kath Walker was born November 3, 1920 on North Stradbroke Island, Australia. She campaigned successfully for the 1967 abolition of discriminatory, anti-Aboriginal sections of the Australian constitution. Her writings include The Dawn Is at Hand, My People: A Kath Walker Collection, Stradbroke Dreamtime, Father Sky and Mother Earth, and a treatment of Aboriginal creation myth, The Rainbow Serpent.

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