Woman Peris, Nova
- Aboriginal activist, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Hockey player, Olympian, Politician and Track and field athlete
Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne
Nova Peris was born in Darwin, Northern Territory in 1971. In 1996, she became the first Aboriginal Australian to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. In 2013, Nova Peris became the Senate candidate for the Australian Labor Party in the Northern Territory.
- Kenny, Mark, 'Peris Preselection Ratified', The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January 2013, p. 3. Details