Mum Shirl Smith helped young Aborigines in and out of prison. She gave them someone to call “mum”.
Ned Kelly is the poster child for civilian resistance to corrupt laws. His home-made armour is iconic, even a hundred years after his death.
Nancy Wake worked as a courier for the French Resistance. She was so successful that she was nicknamed her White Mouse and by 1943 had listed the reward for her capture at five million francs.
Edith Cowan fought for the rights of women and children in Australia at the turn of the Twentieth Century.
Fred Hollows championed eye care amongst the poverty-stricken communities of Australia’s indigenous people.
Dr. Catherine Hamlin is an 86-year-old obstetrician who has also devoted her career to treating the childbirth-related injuries of disadvantaged women around the world.
Weary Dunlop is one of Australia’s most famous heroes. His courage, compassion, and wisdom shown during World War II are legendary.
Vincent Lingiari fought for the land rights of the Aboriginal people of Australia using nonviolent protest.
Daisy May Bates committed much of her life to studying and fighting for Australian Aborigines, dubbed “Grandmother” by the people she lived with.