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Tammy Williams Tammy Williams i(A76766 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1987 Gympie, Gympie area, Gympie - Cooloola - Tin Can Bay area, South East Queensland, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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In 1995, Tammy Williams represented Australia at the United Nations Human Rights Commission and spoke about human rights violations. She has also worked with world leaders including the former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev.

Admitted to the bar in 2002, she has worked as a Commonwealth prosecutor and on quasi-judicial bodies, as well as serving as a member of the National Human Rights Consultative Committee.

Williams has served as a director of the Indigenous Enterprise Partnership and has been a governor of the Foundation for Young Australians. Tammy is Lesley Williams' daughter, and co-wrote Not Just Black and White with her mother.

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y separately published work icon Not Just Black and White Not Just Black and White : A Conversation Between a Mother and Daughter St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2015 8859509 2015 single work biography

'Lesley Williams was forced to leave the Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement and her family at a young age to work as a domestic servant. Apart from pocket money, Lesley never saw her wages – they were kept ‘safe’ for her and for countless others just like her. She was taught not to question her life, until desperation made her start to wonder, where is all that money she earned? And so began a nine-year journey for answers.'

'Inspired by her mother’s quest, a teenage Tammy Williams entered a national writing competition with an essay about injustice. The winning prize took Tammy and Lesley to Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and ultimately to the United Nations in Geneva. Along the way, they found courage they never thought they had and friendship in the most unexpected places.' (Source: On-line)

2016 longlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writer's Prize
2016 winner Queensland Literary Awards Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance
2014 winner Queensland Literary Awards Unpublished Indigenous Writer : David Unaipon Award
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