Saunders, Justine

The first Aboriginal female actor to lead a sustained career in stage, film and television. A member of the Woppaburra people from the Kanomie clan of Keppel Island in Queensland, and was removed from her mother at age 11 and placed in a convent in Brisbane.

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Born
Quilpie, Queensland
20 Feb 1953
Arrived Sydney
1972
Died
Sydney
15 Apr 2007
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