Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray said, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly.'
'She has set high the bar on achieving, and broken down barriers between black and white in books such as Am I Black Enough for You?.
'She has defined sisterhood and friendship in Tiddas and reimagined romance in Manhattan Dreaming, all while advocating for the importance of literacy and opportunity for our children.
'She was a finalist in the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards (Local Hero), and Am I Black Enough for You? was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards.
'I am speaking about Wiradjuri powerhouse writer, literacy advocate, marathon runner and all-round trailblazer, Dr Anita Heiss. ' (Introduction)
'Very few people know about what could be, and many believe should be, Australia's most significant sporting tale: an Aboriginal cricket team's 1868 tour of Britain. Even lesser known is the story of Harrow, the tiny town In Victoria's Wimmera that immortalises the team's star cricketer - Unaarrimin (aka Johnny Mullagh). It is the enduring story of the first sports team to represent Australia Internationally. The team was predominantly Gundjitmara, Jardwadjall and Wutyubaluk men, with all bar one from the western Wimmera district of Victoria. The Koori Mail's Jillian Mundy went to Harrow to find out more.'
Kriol, the most widely spoken contemporary Aboriginal language, will feature in nine new children's fiction books published by the Australian National University (ANU)'
'Rachel Bin Salleh and Samantha Fry are hoping to unmask the lack of recognition given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen after World War I with their new children's book Alfred's War.'
'A history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in Australia's defence force, Serving our Country, is set to be released on April 1.'