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Lesley & Tammy Williams
Message from Lesley and Tammy
Sorry we’ve been quiet on social media and not sharing our ongoing adventures with you since the release of the book. However, that doesn’t mean we have been sitting idle – we’ve been very busy – and there’s lots of exciting news we want to share with you!
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and patience. We’ve been overwhelmed by the growing interest in our story and touched by the messages we have received from readers all over the world.
It is clear from these messages that our readers want to learn more about some of the themes and issues discussed in the book.
So, for the past six months we have been working on some exciting new content which we are pleased to be sharing with you over the coming weeks.
We are delighted to launch the start of our mini-documentary series where you are invited to join Lesley on her journey revisiting her childhood home of Cherbourg. Stay tuned for further weekly episodes as she takes you to various locations and shares memories with you from the book.
We look forward to remaining connected with you.
Lesley Williams is a respected Murri (Aboriginal) Elder. She is best known for instigating the domestic and international Justice for Aboriginal Workers campaign, which led to the Queensland State Government in 2002, delivering a historic reparation package of $55.4 million to all Indigenous workers who had their wages and savings controlled by past governments. In 2003 she was awarded the Centenary Medal for her distinguished services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Lesley has co-produced and consulted on a number of documentary films including The Ration Shedand For Their Own Good, and co-wrote On The Banks of the Barambah: A History of Cherbourg. She is also a proud and devoted ‘Nana’ to six grandchildren.
Tammy Williams is a Murri woman and admitted as a barrister in 2002. Her legal career includes Commonwealth prosecutor and appointments to quasi-judicial bodies. She has been a member of the National Human Rights Consultative Committee, and in 2003 was named the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland’s Emergent Lawyer of the Year. Tammy was profiled in the documentary and book Black Chicks Talking and in 2011 was included in the International Women’s Day ‘Power of 100’ – a list of one hundred women who have helped to shape Australia. Tammy currently works as a senior executive in the private sector.
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