First indigenous Australian to graduate from Cambridge looks to rewrite history

Lilly Brown was in Year 12 studying Australian history when she got angry.

As an indigenous Australian, there was a lot that bothered her growing up in the Eastern Hills of Western Australia, notably what she described as “mind blowing” racism.

But it was her high school history text book and seeing that the total history of her race and culture had been relegated to effectively a single page at the back of the book that fired her up.

She decided that rather than express outrage, she would do something about it.

Today, the 27-year-old leaves the UK having completed a Masters of Philosophy in Politics at the prestigious Trinity College of Cambridge University in England, the first indigenous Australian to complete a degree at Cambridge.

And now she will return to Australia to help others not only follow in her footsteps into tertiary education, but also look to take a greater leadership role in national indigenous affairs.


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