Oodgeroo Noonuccal (born Katherine Walker) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Note: This essay contains names and images of people who have died. Photo via QUT.edu.au Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920 – 1993) was an Australian poet, Aboriginal rights activist, political activist, and educator whose birth name was Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska (Kath). She was a proud Noonuccal woman from Minjerribah (which is also known as North Stradbroke … Continue reading Oodgeroo Noonuccal (born Katherine Walker) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Amalie Dietrich: Fearless & eccentric naturalist – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Moving to Hamburg in 2009 I found myself a flat in Amalie-Dietrich-Stieg. Curious about the woman whose name was my new address I did a little research and found she really was quite a unique person… Amalie Dietrich became a well-known and respected naturalist at a time when scientific careers for women were anything but … Continue reading Amalie Dietrich: Fearless & eccentric naturalist – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land