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.

Published Resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Kenny, Mark, 'Peris Preselection Ratified', The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January 2013, p. 3. Details

Online Resources