We acknowledge all First Peoples of this land and celebrate their enduring connections to Country, knowledge and stories. We pay our respects to Elders and Ancestors who watch over us and guide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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Gemma Pol

Knowledge Manager

Wiradjuri, Ngemba and Paakantji

Gemma is a Wiradjuri, Ngemba and Paakantji writer and storyteller. In her traditional language, Wiradjuri, this is called a dhurdhaany. She grew up in a small town on the east coast of New South Wales in Worimi Country. Here she has worked as a support worker for people with specific learning disabilities and as an Aboriginal Education Worker in her local high school. More recently she has worked as a tutor at Griffith University and written stories for Peppermint Magazine and Patagonia Australia.

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