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Lidia Thorpe

by Aparna Anna

Pages 2 and 3 of 10

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Lidia is a Gunai Gunditjmara woman. She is a politician, a business woman and an activist. She was born into a family of strong Aboriginal women who fought for their rights. “I started protesting at 5 years old,” she said.
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Lidia grew up in public housing in Collingwood in 1973. The public housing flats were a safe place for her and her family. At the time, Lidia remembers that there was still a lot of violence from the police against Aboriginal people in her community.