Australian poet, artist, teacher, and activist who was simply the 1st female Aboriginal to create a poetry collection. Her functions are the Dawn reaches Hand (poems), Small Fella (children’s books), as well as the Soul of Australia (nonfiction). She fought for Aboriginal Australian privileges in her youngsters and quickly ascended to popularity following the 1964 publication of her 1st poetry collection. She happened captive for a number of times by Palestinian hijackers of the 1974 English Airways airline flight. She was wedded to Bruce Walker and experienced a child and a child. She and Kenneth Slessor had been both 20th-century Australian poets.