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A member of the Gubbi Gubbi and Gungulu clans, Eve Mumewa D. Fesl O.A.M. is the first Koorie to receive a PhD from an Australian university. She is a former champion athlete, representing Queensland, Victoria and Australia in discus and sprinting. In 1989 she received her PhD and in 1990 was named in Victoria’s Achiever of the Year awards. She received the Order of Australia Medal in 1989 for her work on Australian languages and work with the ethnic communities of Australia. Her previous positions have included Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Convenor of Murri Programs on the four campuses of Griffith University, and the Director and Associate Professor in Koorie Studies of the Koorie Research Centre at Monash University. She is currently a lecturer in the Oodgeroo Unit, the centre of Queensland University of Technology’s activities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island education, studies and research. Her manuscript of Conned! was Highly Commended in the 1991 David Unaipon Award, and the book was published by UQP in 1993.
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